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  • From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), 

  • Outdoorsy is a new podcast from Valley Public Radio, NPR for Central California. We take you to wild places in the middle of California and introduce you to the people who explore them.

    This part of the Golden State is home to countless...

  • Philosophy Talk is radio that celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our two host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about...

  • Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to...

  • Are you a curious and imaginative listener, interested in fresh approaches to old problems and new ways to teach and learn? Each episode of TED Radio Hour includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage, where some of the world's deepest thinkers...

  • The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment.  Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.  Each hour mixes humorous,...

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour is a weekly radio program dedicated to the search for truth in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was a man of the Enlightenment, a student of human nature and gentlemanly...

  • Travel with Rick Steves is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly, smoothly,...

  • No longer in production, Valley Writers Read showcases readings by local authors, both professionals and amateurs. Longtime Valley educator and author host Franz Weinschenk  hosted the show, which is still available through our web archive.

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  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's...