with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Investigating a strange world.

  • G: Unfit

    Jul 17, 2019
    A journey to one of the darkest sides of humanity’s attempts to measure the human mind and put people in boxes.
  • G: Relative Genius

    Jun 28, 2019
    When Albert Einstein died, someone stole his brain — and kicked off a scavenger hunt for genius that won’t seem to let us go.
  • G: Problem Space

    Jun 14, 2019
    Can IQ tests ever be used ... for good? This episode, we meet a few people who think they can be.
  • G: The Miseducation of Larry P

    Jun 7, 2019
    More than a million American kids a year get IQ tested, but in the state of California, if your kid is Black, they almost surely won’t be given one.
  • Neither Confirm Nor Deny

    Jun 4, 2019
    Whether it comes from government spokespeople or celebrity publicists, the phrase “can neither confirm nor deny” is the perfect non-denial denial.
  • The Good Samaritan

    May 24, 2019
    Two people make a decision that would lead to a legal and moral puzzle about how we balance accountability and forgiveness.
  • Bit Flip

    May 8, 2019
    What do a hacked Belgian election, a falling airplane and a fleet of runaway cars all have in common? The answer just might lie in the stars.
  • Dinopocalypse Redux

    May 3, 2019
    At a mysterious, muddy site in North Dakota, scientists claim they have a three-hour snapshot of the earth 66 million years ago, on the day the dinosaurs died.
  • Fu-Go

    Apr 25, 2019
    During World War II, something happened that nobody ever talks about. A tale of mysterious balloons, children caught up in the winds of war. And the terror of silence.