Are the Dangers of GMOs BS? Maria Konnikova explains the real effects of genetically modified Frankenfood on humanity.
The Duke Lacrosse Case, 10 Years LaterThe new ESPN documentary Fantastic Lies left out one of its interviewees, author William D. Cohan. We bring you our interview with him from 2014.
What Detroit Gave AmericaAuthor David Maraniss tells the story of the city that brought us cars, Motown, the labor movement, and the civil rights movement.
Adam Davidson Makes Negative Interest Rates Positively InterestingUnglaze your eyes as The Gist explains a new experiment with interest rates being tested at a Swedish bank.
Bernie Down the HouseA well-known supporter makes the economic case for Bernie Sanders and his single-payer health care plan.
It Goes Way Beyond the OscarsWhat should be done about Hollywood’s diversity problem after #OscarsSoWhite is retired?
Yuge TariffsCould better trade tariffs help American workers? We ask Adam Davidson if Donald Trump is onto something.
Hillary’s Chances in NevadaWhat will we learn from a caucus more fairly representative of the Democratic Party than Iowa or New Hampshire?
Are You a Super-Encounterer?Pagan Kennedy helps explore the relationship between serendipity and an inventive mind.
The Physical Presence of Actor David MorseHow he assumed the character of Big Foster for a new TV drama about a family of outsiders in the hills of Appalachia.
Should We Fear Domestic Terrorism?The HBO documentary Homegrown explores the impact of our counterterrorism state.
Why We Still Care About O.J.Can the new TV series tell a larger story about race and justice in America?
All Things Horse RaceAs the Super Tuesday 2 results roll in, here’s everything you ever wondered but were too afraid to ask Harry Enten from FiveThirtyEight.
The Year of TravoltaIn 1978, even the Rolling Stones had a disco hit. We discuss the year the center of culture slipped away from the rockers.
The Things That Dreams Are Made OfOur host once had a dream where Joe Biden told him to “go diagonal.” What could it mean?
Is Torture Ever Worthwhile?Without data about the efficacy of torture during an interrogation, our guest applied game theory to the range of possibilities.
Would I Be Happier in an Arranged Marriage?Maria Konnikova explores how different international researchers define a happy marriage.
This Podcast Is for LosersWhat can we learn about our political system from Howard Dean, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich?
Comedian Neal Brennan Is CuredA new treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation has helped him stop taking SSRIs for depression. What will this mean for his comedy?
Is Psychoanalysis BS?Lie back on a couch as we vet research into the effectiveness of Freud’s methods.
Is Bernie’s Agenda More Than Imaginary?Laying out the likelihood of a Bernie Sanders agenda without an aligned, majority Democratic congress.
We Knew You’d ListenMaria Konnikova tells us about the latest research on the validity of extrasensory perception.
Glory Be to KanyeHis new song “Ultralight Beam” from The Life of Pablo juxtaposes the sacred and the profane, and it’s glorious.
Mike and Frank Take the StageLive recordings from the Story Collider’s storytelling event featuring our winning listener and your host!
He Watched Every Super BowlOur host owes Slate’s Justin Peters an apology (or possibly workman’s comp) after suggesting he watch all 49 Super Bowls in two months.