with Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser

Investigating a strange world.

  • Kleptotherms

    May 5, 2021
    We break the thermometer watch the mercury spill out as we discover temperature is far stranger than it seems. Five stories that run the gamut from snakes to stars.
  • Deep Cuts

    Apr 22, 2021
    This week, we dive into the past for some special stories that hold new power today.
  • What Up Holmes?

    Apr 2, 2021
    Today, a Supreme Court mystery.  How one judge changed his mind about free speech, how that changed all the rest of our minds, and whether it’s time to change our minds again. 
  • Elements

    Mar 25, 2021
    Scientists took about 300 years to lay out the Periodic Table into neat rows and columns. In one hour, we’re going to mess it all up.  
  • Escapescape

    Mar 19, 2021
    To ease the claustrophobia of our locked-down lives, we put out the call to listeners to take us to their secret escape spots. What rolled in was a mesmerizing journey around the planet.
  • The Ceremony

    Feb 25, 2021
    Today, paranoia sets in: we head to The Ceremony, the top-secret, three-day launch of a new currency, wizards and math included. Halfway through, something strange happens. 
  • Red Herring

    Feb 19, 2021
    A deep-sea Cold War mystery with subs and bombs and science.