The Experiment

Hosted by Julia Longoria

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

  • Who Would Jesus Mock?

    Oct 14, 2021
    The Atlantic’s Emma Green sits down with the editor-in-chief of Christian satire site the Babylon Bee to talk about mockery and the line between making fun and doing harm.
  • The Original Anti-Vaxxer

    Sep 23, 2021
    Where does bodily autonomy end and our duty to others begin? In March, The Experiment considered one answer, the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.
  • The Unwritten Rules of Black TV

    Sep 16, 2021
    The short, uneven history of Black representation on television—from Julia to The Cosby Show to today’s “renaissance.”  
  • What 9/11 Did to One Family

    Sep 9, 2021
    Grief, conspiracy theories, and a family’s search for meaning in the two decades since the attacks.
  • Can America See Gymnasts for More Than Their Medals?

    Aug 12, 2021
    USA Gymnastics has been undergoing a reckoning over widespread abuse. The Atlantic's Emma Green asks former gymnast Rachael Denhollander whether the sport can shake off that grim legacy.
  • Why Can’t We Just Forget the Alamo?

    Aug 5, 2021
    The Texan writer Bryan Burrough set out to debunk the myth of the Alamo, only to find himself igniting a fierce ideological battle over the state's founding legend.
  • The Myth of the ‘Student Athlete’

    Jul 29, 2021
    The NCAA was created to protect students, so why have some student athletes gone hungry while their schools have earned millions? 

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