• The Wubi Effect

    Aug 14, 2020
    In the 1980s, as China was modernizing, they ran into a problem. There was no way to fit their 70,000 plus character language on a QWERTY keyboard. Today, the story of how they did it.
  • Defying Odds

    Nov 23, 2016
    Being the first (and best) at something means taking on a big hunk of risk and pushing yourself to dangerous limits.
  • No Special Duty

    Oct 2, 2020
    A look at what happens when the police don’t do the one thing you expect them to.
  • 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.
  • One Vote

    Nov 7, 2016
    In our first-ever election special, we set off to find a single vote that made a difference.
  • Nukes

    Apr 7, 2017
    A look up and down the US nuclear chain of command to find out who gets to authorize their use and who can stand in the way of Armageddon. 
  • Tweak the Vote

    Nov 5, 2018
    On the eve of the midterm elections, we look at one tweak to voting that could help bring democracy back from the brink …
  • Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains

    Apr 20, 2018
    Part Three of our Border Trilogy, in which we hear the story of a woman from Ecuador who died in the Arizona desert. And we ask, what could stop migrants from risking so much?
  • Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

    Apr 6, 2018
    Part Two of our Border Trilogy, in which one Border Patrol agent changes the entire agency’s enforcement strategy, and one anthropologist tries to measure its deadly consequences.