with Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser

Investigating a strange world.

  • 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. 
  • Facebook's Supreme Court

    Feb 12, 2021
    Facebook built its own Supreme Court to decide who or what is banned on the site. Who is on it, how will it work, and — how much power does it really have?