Essential politics coverage from WNYC and Gothamist


With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Investigating a strange world.

  • Infective Heredity

    Sep 21, 2018
    Today, a fast moving, sidestepping, gene-swapping free-for-all that would’ve made Darwin’s head spin.
  • 27: The Most Perfect Album

    Sep 19, 2018
    More Perfect is back with a Constitutional mix-tape and off-beat stories about each of the 27 Amendments. 
  • Baby Blue Blood Drive

    Aug 29, 2018
    Horseshoe crabs harbor a half-billion-year-old secret: a superpower that helped them outlive the dinosaurs. But it hasn’t just been saving their butts, it’s been saving ours too.
  • Post No Evil

    Aug 17, 2018
    Breastfeeding, beheadings and bombings, Facebook has rules to handle them all. Today, we explore those rules and ask what they tell us about the future of free speech.  
  • The Bad Show

    Jul 28, 2018
    We wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.
  • Sex Ed

    Jul 27, 2018
    If gonads are magical, and male and female are blurry categories, how the hell do you tell young people about the birds and the bees?
  • Dana

    Jul 22, 2018
    When Dana Zzyym applied for their first passport in 2014, there was one question they couldn’t answer: male or female? This episode, biological realities and the power of words.
  • Dutee

    Jul 22, 2018
    Olympian Dutee Chand has drawn the spotlight not just for being one of the fastest Indian female runners ever: in 2014, she was banned after failing a “gender test.” 
  • X & Y

    Jun 30, 2018
    Science pushes back against the century-old notion that X equals girl and Y equals boy, and wonders: are we who we think we are?