Wednesday, we're talking about success. The network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says he has figured out an actual, quantifiable formula that explains why some people are successful and others are not.
Friday, a harrowing look at how America cares for those suffering serious mental illness. Director Ken Rosenberg’s film Bedlam follows several mentally ill patients as they bounce in and out of healthcare, housing, homelessness and prison.
Monday, Howard Berkes joins us to talk about his reporting of an epidemic of black lung disease that is suffocating and killing the country's coal miners. Federal regulators and the mining industry have done little to help.
Thursday, we’re going to try to give A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. It’s actually the title of geneticist Adam Rutherford’s new book. It describes the history of humankind through genetics.
A lot of people hate bugs, but even most bug haters have a soft spot for bees. The biologist Thor Hanson has written a new book that explores the natural history of bees. It's about where they come from, how they work and how we can help them. (Rebroadcast)
What does it mean to be dopesick? When you're addicted and have run out of pills, it means misery and desperation. Journalist Beth Macy joins us with chilling stories from America's opioid crisis. (Rebroadcast)