The Experiment

Hosted by Julia Longoria

The Experiment, a show about people navigating our country's contradictions.

  • SPAM on the Range

    Jan 27, 2022
    The Experiment presents a new, three-part miniseries: SPAM: How the American Dream Got Canned. New weekly episodes start February 3.
  • In Between Pro-life and Pro-choice

    Dec 16, 2021
    Rebecca Shrader had always thought of abortion as a black-and-white issue. But when she became pregnant, she started to see the gray.
  • Protecting the Capitol One Year After January 6

    Dec 9, 2021
    Nearly one year after commanding the D.C. National Guard during the January 6 insurrection, Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker is helping ensure the Capitol will never be attacked again.
  • Is There Justice in Felony Murder?

    Dec 2, 2021
    In April, The Experiment explored a legal principle that disproportionately puts youth of color and women behind bars. But is it the only way to hold police accountable when they kill?
  • The Wandering Soul

    Nov 25, 2021
    On many nights during the Vietnam War, if you listened closely, you’d swear you could hear a ghost. Today, The Experiment explores the story of that ghost and how it still haunts us. 
  • A Friend in the Execution Room

    Nov 11, 2021
    The Experiment revisits our March conversation with Yusuf Ahmed Nur, a Somali immigrant and business professor who volunteered to witness the U.S. government execute someone. 
  • What Does It Mean to Give Away Our DNA?

    Oct 28, 2021
    As excitement about genetic testing grows, one Navajo geneticist considers the future of the field and whether her people should be a part of it.
  • Justice, Interrupted

    Oct 21, 2021
    The highest court in America isn’t safe from mansplaining. A new set of rules for oral argument may change things.