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 DARPA 101

It’s true: the United States really does have something like a real-life mad science department. But what is DARPA? What do they do, exactly, and what role have they played in pioneering top-secret science? Learn more with Matt and Ben. See more »

Edward Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

 Edward Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

After being jilted a day before his wedding and narrowly surviving tuberculosis, Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin spent almost 30 years building Coral Castle out of huge blocks of stone. But how did he make it, and why wouldn't he allow anyone to watch him at work? Tune in to learn more. See more »

 The Deceptive Brain

Do warm drinks make you more likely to favorably regard a stranger? How do emotions affect your decision-making process? Can you trust your own brain? Don’t be so sure. Join Ben and Matt as they explore the bizarre, at times deceptive, side of neuroscience in this episode. See more »

 Edward Bernays: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of

Nowadays Edward Bernays remains a relatively obscure historical figure. His legacy, however, is thriving around the globe, and his techniques are found in everything from the food we eat to the things we believe. But who was this man, and how did he get his start? And how does his work affect you today? See more »

Who killed Robert Kennedy?

 Who killed Robert Kennedy?

Originally found guilty of Robert Kennedy's murder, Sirhan Sirhan has spent years in prison - but some people believe he was a scapegoat. Listen in to learn why some of RFK's friends believe there's more to the story behind his assassination. See more »