with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Investigating a strange world.

  • 60 Words

    Jan 7, 2020
    How one sentence -- just 60 words written in the hours after the September 11 attacks -- became the legal foundation for the "war on terror."
  • Man Against Horse

    Dec 28, 2019
    An exploration into our very beginnings, of the first strides we took to become us. 
  • There and Back Again

    Dec 18, 2019
    In 1822 a stork that got speared like a kabob helped baffled scientists answer a thousand-year-old question. Of course that lead to another question, then another, then another ...
  • Things

    Dec 12, 2019
    This hour we investigate the objects around us, their power to move us, and whether it's better to look back or move on, hold on tight or just let go.
  • Breaking Bongo

    Nov 27, 2019
    What happens when a ragtag bunch of freedom fighters troll their despotic dictator from afar? 
  • Breaking News

    Nov 19, 2019
    Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our past selves and rewrite the rules of credibility. Also, we release something terrible into the world.
  • Dolly Parton's America: Neon Moss

    Nov 8, 2019
    On the mountaintop, we go back in time, and across the world - to discover the unlikely connection between Dolly's home and Jad's father Naji.
  • Songs that Cross Borders

    Oct 30, 2019
    We explore songs with the power to transcend language and the triumphant return of the Elvis of Afghanistan.