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06/20/2016This week’s attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the largest mass shooting in American history. Reveal goes to Orlando to hear from survivors and learn how the FBI investigates potential terrorists. We explore how security companies screen potential employees such as Omar Mateen, the nightclub shooter. We also investigate how the NRA and gun control groups use data on gun violence to shape the debate.
08/17/2016In this deeply personal and heartfelt conversation the fashion therapist and Project Runway mentor, Tim Gunn, opens up about his struggles with learning to be comfortable in his own skin and using his talent, creativity and passion for the arts to inspire others.
02/18/2016 We’ve heard a lot about Black Lives Matter, but you may never have heard one of its founders reflect outside a moment of crisis. #BlackLivesMatter co-founder and artist Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the resilient world we’re making now. She joins Dr. Robert Ross, a physician and a leader who is helping redefine public health in terms of human wholeness, in a cross-generational conversation. They give voice to the generative potential in this moment we inhabit — its courage and creativity, its seeds in trauma and resilience, and its possibility for all of our growth as individuals and community.
07/15/2016Michael Kentrianakis loves eclipses and has seen them from all over the world. Host Michelle Thaller and Mike talk about the stages of the eclipse we can see in his video that went viral a few months ago after an Alaska Airlines flight. That flight was diverted for better eclipse viewing thanks to Joe Rao, who has convinced airlines to do this before. We'll hear how he pulled it off and learn where best to view the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
Mike Kentrianakis taking a photo of the eclipse.
Mike taking a photo of the eclipse.
Joe Rao and the captain.
Full group of eclipse chasers on the flight.
Orbital Path is produced by Justin O'Neill and hosted by Michelle Thaller.
Photos courtesy of Michael Kentrianakis.
02/29/2016We love a good backstory to a scientific invention that is ubiquitous today. Meet the women who got pregnancy tests out of labs and into homes.
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Special thanks to Dr. Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of Cambridge), whose research provided the basis for this piece.
This episode was brought to us by the podcast Mother, produced by Amy Gastelum and Anne Noyes Saini.
11/10/2016This week, Reveal’s been working on a show about – what else – the election. But first you need to hear this: Our host Al Letson spoke with Richard Spencer the day after the election. Like many people, Spencer was both thrilled and surprised that Donald Trump won – and he has a specific agenda. … Continue reading A frank conversation with a white nationalist→
11/01/2016Since colliding with a Bolivian mountain in 1985, Eastern Airlines Flight 980 has been frozen inside a glacier perched on the edge of a 3,000 foot drop. With wreckage now melting out of the ice at the base of the cliff, Dan Futrell and Isaac Stoner travel to the debris field at 16,000 feet, battling … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep 08: Cliffhanger, Part 2"
The new Milk Street Radio podcast forages the world for culinary insights, while telling interesting stories about food. Episode one explores breakfast banh mi, unscrambles eggs, visits a thriving Syrian refugee camp bakery, and rethinks nonstick pans.
This week, Radiotopia added The Bugle as its 16th podcast. The show is a weekly eruption of comedic commentary about the world’s most (and least) important news stories, hosted by Andy Zaltzman. In this episode, he's joined by comedian Hari Kondabolu to discuss all things U.S. politics.
10/18/2016It’s one of history’s greatest aviation mysteries: on New Year’s Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, … Continue reading "Science of Survival Ep 07: Cliffhanger, Part 1"
Outside investigates one of history's greatest aviation mysteries: Eastern Air Lines Flight 980. The plane was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades, conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, and the black box missing.
09/30/2016Coronal mass ejection courtesy of NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory The sun can seem like a friendly celestial body. It is the source of summer, crops, and basically all life on Earth. But just as the sun decided when life on Earth could begin, it will also decide when life on Earth will definitely end. Dr. … Continue reading Done in the Sun
Host Dr. Michelle Thaller tells us the sun seems like a benign, even friendly celestial body. But just as sun decided when life on Earth could begin, it will also decide when life on Earth will definitely end.
09/07/2016 Dan's college roommate won't stop talking. Even when he's asleep. Performed by Brian Miskell and Mark Gessner, with Lusia Strus and Hannah Chase. Written by Chris Kipiniak, and produced by Jonathan Mitchell.