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Exploring the Deep Mystery of Life's Origins

An evolutionary biochemist at University College London explores the mystery of how life evolved on Earth. His hypothesis illuminates the outsized role that energy may have played in shaping evolution.

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MAGA (a Parody of 'My Girl')

“My Girl” words and music copyright © 1964 by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. Parody lyrics copyright © 2021 by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby.

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Why Are Baristas Leading the Labor Movement?

How did coffee shop workers become the vanguard of the labor movement? We spoke to the workers who organized the first unionized coffeeshop in Massachusetts. This is the story behind the Boston coffeeshop union revolution.

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"Will We Become Our Enemy?": Rare Salman Rushdie Address

Renowned Indian British novelist Salman Rushdie is in critical condition and faces a long road to recovery after he survived an assassination attempt Friday morning. We feature Rushdie in his own words, a 2004 speech on freedom of expression at a  PEN America event. "Will we become our enemy or not? Will we become repressive as our enemy is repressive? Will we become intolerant as our enemy is intolerant, or will we not?" Transcript.

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Archie Roach | Took The Children Away

Archibald William Roach (Jan. 8 1956 - July 30, 2022) was an Australian singer, songwriter and Aboriginal activist who campaigned for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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John Oliver: Mental Health Care

John Oliver discusses the cracks in our broken mental health care system, some of the inadequate ways we’ve tried to fill them, and what it all has to do with the gallbladder.

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Saving Masafer Yatta

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled in May 2022 to expel the Palestinians living in the South Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank, known as Masafer Yatta. They are appealing to the international community for help.

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The Deadliest Virus on Earth

For over 4,000 years, the rabies virus has turned animals into angry beasts and humans into zombies. How it attacks us and how we fight back (cough -- vaccine).

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This Tech May Be a Geothermal Energy Breakthrough

Geothermal energy has the potential to power the world. A gyrotron heat ray that melts rock (this is real!) might unlock this potential and make it a better renewable energy source than solar and wind.

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song | Trailer

A definitive exploration of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others.

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King Clave | Planet Drum ft. Mickey Hart

Planet Drum Song Around The World was created for the UN General Assembly and features the legendary Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart along with extraordinary percussionists Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo and traditional drummers and dancers from around the globe.

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Debunking the Latest Corporate Climate Lie

These corporate fantasies of the future just don’t stand up to scrutiny. Three major flaws in net-zero pledges that make them a dangerous distraction from the crisis at hand.

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