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1)  A Bridge to the Dead
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  In 1879, Explorers Set Sail To Solve Arctic Mystery
     (9 to 11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Ebola Kills More Than Humans
      (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Meera Vijayann: Find Your Voice Against Gender Violence
     (14 to 18 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Italy: The Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Kidnapped Russian Journalist: No One Is Paying Attention
     (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  A Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love and Murder
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Kakenya Ntaiya: A Girl Who Demanded School
    (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match
    (2 to 3 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Nick Hanauer:  Beware, Fellow Plutocrats
    (20  to 26 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Shaka Senghor: At the age of 19, I shot and killed a man . . .
     (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  The Plot To Poison a Famous French Wine
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  As the Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Increases, So Do the Claims Of Abuse
      (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4) One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Germany Goes Low-Tech To Foil U.S. Spying
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Two Sarajevo Women: A Friendship Forged In The Ashes Of War
     (4 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  1914 - A World On The Precipice Of War
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda
    (18 to 22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Star Trek's Mr. Sulu - George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me
     (16 to 20 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  The Joy Of Leaving An Arranged Marriage — And The Cost
     (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Pope Francis To Meet With Victims Of Clerical Sex Abuse
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  One Family's Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Germany's Battle Over Its Last Statue Of Lenin
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  In Paris, Training Wheels For The Littlest Riders
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  How 'Professor Godzilla' Learned To Roar
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  A Father Passes The Rules Of The Rails To His Son
    (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Chris Abani: On humanity
    (18 to 23 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Stella Young:  I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much
     (9 to 12 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  How To Rescue 20 Million Angry Bees
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  For Addicts, There May Be Another Road To Wellness
      (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  For Many Of China's Youth, June 4 May As Well Be Just Another Day
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Nothing Special About Einstein's Brain
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Making Food, Saving Orchids and Really, Really Old Footprints
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Panama's Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have-Nots
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Will Potter:  The Shocking Move to Criminalize Nonviolent Protest
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Keren Elazari: Hackers:  The Internet's Immune System
    (17 to 21 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Jon Mooallem: The strange story of the teddy bear, and our relationship to animals
     (14 to 18 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Kitra Cahana: Stories of the homeless and hidden
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  The Crack Cocaine Of Marijuana?: Pot Vape Pens
      (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are
     (20 to 26 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Putting A Face Behind The 'Sting Of The Drone'
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Poverty, A Frustrating Mix Of Bad Choices And Bad Luck?
     (4 to5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The Squabble That Never Ends: Britain and Spain Duel Over Gibraltar
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
    (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Students Struggle With Depression — And With Telling The Story
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)
     (16 to 20 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Syrian Opposition Finds A Voice On Pirate Radio
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Del Harvey: The strangeness of scale at Twitter
     (9 to 12 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Fear Of Addiction Means Chronic Pain Goes Untreated
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Egypt's Activists Protest the Anti-Protest Law
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Stopping Internet Web Link Rot
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?
    (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Stephen Petranek: 10 Ways the World Could End
     (30 to 37 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Caffeine and Mental Exercises Improve Memory
     (8 to10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Dans Le Train, French Spend Their Commute Learning English
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Colosio Assasination Was the Start Of Mexico's Catastrophic Year
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  'Parentology': Bribes, Behavior And The Science Of Raising Kids
     (7 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  A New Way to Grow Crops
     (13 to15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Preserving Audio
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Childhood Killer
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Jennifer Senior: Happiness is a Very High Goal for Parents
    (18 to 25 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Printing Wikipedia
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Why Do We Laugh? - The Science of When We Laugh and Why
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Inside The Barely Legal World Of Designer Drugs
     (4 to5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Chris Hadfield:  What I Learned From Going Blind in Space
      (18 to23 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  'Flaco And Max' Keep South Texas Music Alive
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Anne-Marie Slaughter:  Can We All "Have it All"?
     (17 to22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Along The U.S.-Mexico Border
     (8 to10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Scientists Cling To Accepted Wisdom
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Larry Page:  Where’s Google Going Next?
    (24 to 29 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Jeff Hancock: The Future of Lying
     (19 to 23 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Born With HIV : Activist Fights To End Stigma
     (8 to10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  After Years on the Run, the Arrest of a Legendary Drug Lord
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  JP Rangaswami: Information is Food
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Music, Pain, and the Brain
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  With Teens And Social Media, Lack Of Context Is Everything
     (6 to7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Love In Color: Interracial Families On Television
     (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  A New 'Testament' Told From Mary's Point Of View
    (39 to 49 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Hannah Brencher: Love Letters to Strangers
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Learning To Live With Wolves
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  The Secret Operation To Bring Nazi Scientists To America
     (8 to11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  One Billion Tons of Food Wasted Each Year
      (7 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Hospice Helps Patients Live Their Final Days
     (4 to 4 1/2 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Future of Technology
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Crack Cocaine: The 'Monster' That's Waiting To Pounce
     (8 to10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  News About Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Stem Cell Research
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles' Arrival in America
    (39 to 48 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Why Coincidences Happen Every Day
    (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  George Saunders' speech - "Try to be kinder..."
    (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Michael Specter:  The Danger of Science Denial
     (17 to 21 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Overweight Children in Developing Countries
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Opium Poppy Growth Booming In Afghanistan
      (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Could A Woman's Courage Change Pakistan?
     (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Healing The Wounds Of Memory's 'Impossible Knife'
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Indian Diplomat Accused of Abuse of Her Servant
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Still Texting? OMG, That's Already So Old-School
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The Income Gap Between The Rich and The Poor:  How Much Is Too Much?
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  The Cigarette's Powerful Cultural Allure
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Alison Gopnik:  What Do Babies Think?
    (19 to 24 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Tan Le:  My Immigration Story
     (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Searching For The Science Behind Reincarnation
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Venezuela: The Department of Happiness
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  A Former Child Soldier Imagines 'Tomorrow' In Sierra Leone
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Alanna Shaikh:  How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's
     (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  A Woman Comes To Terms With Her Family's Slave-Owning Past
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Is Tunisia a Success Story of the Arab Spring?
    5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  A Transracial Family Gets Looked at 'Everywhere We Go'
    (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Alberto Cairo:  There Are No Scraps of Men
    (19 to 24 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Mark Bittman:   What's Wrong With What We Eat?
     (20 to 25 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Helping Families Have The Most Difficult Conversation
     (6 to7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  NAFTA Turns 20, To Mixed Reviews
      (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  The Government’s Surveillance Programs
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  And The Number Of The Year Is... 2
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  They Tried, But They Couldn't Defeat Polio In 2013
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  The Battle Over Prohibition
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor
    (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Why You Can't Tickle Yourself
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Patricia Ryan:  Don't Insist on English!
     (11 to13 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage
      (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Parul Sehgal:  An Ode to Envy
     (13 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  South Africans Mourn Death of Mandela
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Nelson Mandela: The World Remembers His Life
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Mark Pagel:  How Language Transformed Humanity
    (20 to 25 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Tackling Race Head-On To Expose A 'Dreadful Deceit'
    (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Slowly, Priest Realized Celibacy Was A 'Destructive' Force
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Alcohol Drinking Can Be Both Good and Bad For You
     (13 to16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Dambisa Moyo:  Is China the New Idol for Emerging Economies?
      (16 to 21 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Caring For A Schizophrenic Son, Worrying About The Future
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Eli Pariser:  Beware Online "Filter Bubbles"
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  In Race to Space, the Winner Was a Russian
     (14 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Connecting To The Internet And The World - Post-Disaster
    (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Kevin Allocca: Why Videos Go Viral
    (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  A.J. Jacobs: My year of living biblically
     (18 to 22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  A.J. Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me
     (9 to 11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  A Conquered Foe Returns To War-Torn Syria: Polio
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  English Manners Are Downright Medieval ('Sorry!' Was That Rude?)
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  New Study: Foreign Students Make U.S. Better, Faster
     (8 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  The Gettysburg Address
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Nazi Hunter Dedicates Career To Pursuing Justice
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Riding The Beast: A Dangerous Migration
     (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  News About Chimpanzees
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Abha Dawesar: Life in the "Digital Now"
      (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  International Bugging: Why The U.S. Snoops
     (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  How Does it Feel Not to Be Famous Anymore?
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Combating Domestic Violence: One Size Doesn't Fit All
     (18 to 22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Technology Helps Save Elephants and Rhinos
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home.
    (9 to 11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) The Zombies of 'World War Z'
     (13 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  One-Stop Shop: Jeff Bezos Wants You To Buy 'Everything' On Amazon
     (38 to 48 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Amanda Bennett:  We Need a Heroic Narrative for Death
      (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Grandma Exodus: German Seniors Look To Poland For Care
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  James Surowiecki: The Power and the Danger of Online Crowds
     (19 to 23 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Are We Moving To A World With More Online Surveillance?
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Alessandro Acquisti:  Why Privacy Matters
    (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Snowden's Leaks Lead To More Disclosures
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Special Ops Were 'Injected With Steroids'
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Amy Webb:  How I Hacked Online Dating
     (17 to 22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Living in a World With Facial Recognition
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Kelli Swazey:  Life That Doesn't End With Death
      (14 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Music and The Human Brain
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  New Computer School Makes Students Teach Themselves
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Social Media Detectives: Is That Viral Video For Real?
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  World Immigration Called 'Win-Win' For Rich Nations, And Poor
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Your Digital Trail:  How It Can Be Used Against You
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Your Digital Trail:  How Private Companies Access Your Information
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times
    (37 to 46 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Reasons You Need a Nap
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Jenna McCarthy: What You Don't Know About Marriage
      (11 to 14 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Derek Sivers: Keep Your Goals to Yourself
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit
     (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  'Don't Know'?  Just Admit It
    (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Keeping a Lookout for Skin Cancer
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Daphne Koller:  What We're Learning from Online Education
    (21 to 26 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Chrystia Freeland: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich
     (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  The Latest In Scientific Field Equipment? A Dog's Nose
     (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Bill Clinton: Yale University Class Day Speaker
      (34 to 43 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Eli Beer: The Fastest Ambulance? A Motorcycle
     (11 to 14 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Chemical Weapons And Civilians: The Invisible Threat
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Why Eastern And Western Cultures Approach Learning Differently
    (9 to11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Ecuador To World: Pay Us To Save The Rainforest
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  What Makes The 'Smartest Kids In The World'?
    (6 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier?
    (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Rose George: Let's Talk Crap. Seriously
     (14 to 18 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Jack Horner: Building a Dinosaur From a Chicken
      (17 to 21 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  The Dark Side Of Innovation And Progress
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) Lauren Zalaznick: The Conscience of Television
     (13 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  How To Fall Forever Into The Night Sky
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Stewart Brand: The Dawn of De-extinction. Are You Ready?
    (18 to 23 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The Emperor's New Clothes - a short story by Hans CXhristian Andersen
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  The Little Match Girl - a short story by Hans Christian Andersen
    (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Jane Goodall: What Separates Us from Chimpanzees?
     (25 to 32 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  "Dead From The Food That They Eat" - Teach Every Child About Food
     (22 to 27 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Rapping, From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street
      (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Intelligence Gathering, Intelligence Leaks
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  China’s Slowing Economy and a New Law to Support Aging Parents
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Anna Deavere Smith: Four American Characters
    (23 to 29 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    (14 to 18 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Global Corruption's Hidden Players
     (14 to 18 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Getting Dirty Can Be Healthy for Children
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  A Father's Hunt For His Daughter's Genetic Defect
      (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  X-Rays & the Brain; Infected Gums & Heart Attacks
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Is the Obesity Crisis Hiding a Bigger Problem?
     (16 to 20 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Losing Weight Proves To Be Big Business
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Counting The Money: Saudi Influence
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Michelle Obama : Bowie State University Commencement Ceremony
    (25 to 32 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  The Reach - a short story by Stephen King
      Part One    (27 to 33 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)
      Part Two    (27 to 33 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Stephen Colbert – University of Virginia 2013 Commencement Speech
     (17 to22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  At Cambodia Hotel, The Workers Are The Boss
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Citizen-Scientists Help
      (9 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Tips For Surviving A Mega-Disaster
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)   Herbs and Spices May Improve Your Health
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Therapy Helps Troubled Teens Rethink Crime
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Neil Gaiman: "I escaped from school as soon as I could..."
    (20 to 25 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  A Mother - a short story by James Joyce
    (30 to 37 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Want Privacy When You Search The Internet?
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education's Death Valley
     (19 to 24 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  A New Way to Grow Crops
      (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Vegetables Respond to a Daily Clock . . . Even After Harvest
     (10 to 12 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)   NSA Leaker May Escape to South America. . . But Why Ecuador?
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious
    (4 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Weddings Are a Billion Dollar Business in America
    (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The Open Window - a short story by Saki
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Whitey Bulger: Boston's Most Notorious Gangster
     (38 to 48 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  What Modern America Expects of Dads
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Chicken-Less Eggs
      (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  What Bird Flocks And Fish Schools Can Teach Us About The Future
     (17 to 21 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)   Rolling Out Bamboo Bicycles
     (5 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Human Travel to Mars
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Two Gallants - a short story by James Joyce
    (25 to 32 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Angelina Jolie Takes Action to Prevent Cancer
     (6 to 7 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Oprah Winfrey Harvard Commencement Speech
     (26 to 36 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  An Afghan Warlord's Son
      (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Bollywood Turns 100
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)   El Salvador Upholds Abortion Rules
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Tiananmen Square After 24 Years
    (3 to 3 1/2 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Online College Courses Get A Big Boost
    (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  A Painful Case - a short story by James Joyce
    (25 to 31 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) After Crashing In Canadian 'Abyss,' Four Men Fight To Survive
     (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  How to Be Hopeful
     (24 to 31 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Habits of Happy Couples
      (7 to 8 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Vitamins
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5) The First Web Page Is Lost
     (5 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Why Apple (And Lots Of Other Companies) Wound Up In Ireland
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Scientists Investigate Neanderthal Breastfeeding
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Vaccine Could Be Used To Treat Heroin Addicts
    
'Heroin' by The Velvet Underground
    (10 to 11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Tackling New Technology In 'The Golden Years'
    (27 to 34 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  The Other Woman - a short story by Sherwood Anderson
    (23 to 28 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) From Gangland Daughter to Star Teacher
     (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Will China will be World’s Leading Economic Power?
     (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Death Valley
      (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Michelle Obama at Eastern Kentucky University Commencement
     (22 to 28 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Headaches
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
    (13 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Please Don't Delete This Interview About Spam
    (7 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  The Surprising Need for Strangeness
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  The Debate Over Targeted Killings
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  A Little Cloud - A Short Story by James Joyce
    (29 to 36 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Sports Doping: From the Playing Field to the Laboratory
     (11 to 13 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Debating Marijuana Measures
     (9 to 11 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Future of Technology
      (30 to 38 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Compulsive Hoarding: When Collecting Things Becomes a Problem
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  North Korean Labor Camp Survivor Tells His Story
     (8 to 9 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) Drug-Seeking Behavior in Rats
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Presiedent Obama’s Commencement Speech at Ohio State
    (26 to 32 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Araby - a short story by James Joyce
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) President Barack Obama: Barnard College Commencement Address
     (31 to 39 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  Get the Greatest Benefit from Online Courses
     (17 to 21 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Tobacco Companies Still Strong
      (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Nervous Parents Buying Their Baby Food from Other Countries
     (4 to 6 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Children?
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Fourteen Scientists and Activists Who are Changing the World
    (12 to 14 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  Is Eating Like Our Ancestors Good For Us?
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Dan Ariely:  What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?
    21 to 26 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  The Sisters - A Short Story by James Joyce
    (18 to 23 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"
     (5 to 6 1/2 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  The Power Of A Father's Love Overturns His Beliefs
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt
      (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Jackie Robinson: The First Black Player in Major League Baseball
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  The Movie, "42", Tells the Story of Jackie Robinson's Major League Breakthrough
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Exonerated: What Happens When You Are Found Guilty of a Crime, Then Found Innocent?
    (34 to 43 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  The Story of Aspirin
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Your Memories Are Less Reliable Than You Think
    (8 to 10 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  "We are What We Choose" - Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
    (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Eveline - A Short Story by James Joyce
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) All About Chocolate
     (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  A Tale of Mental Ilness - From the Inside
     (15 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3) Exploring Egypt - Part 1: The Nile Valley
      (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Exploring Egypt - Part 2: Around Cairo
     (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Dare to Educate Afghan Girls
     (10 to 12 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6) The Mystery of the World's Oldest Leather Shoe
    (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding
    (18 to 22 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Two Inventions That Save Lives: Seatbelts and Kevlar
    (16 to 19 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Larry Page (Co-Founder of Google) : Commencement Address
    (16 to 20 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Short Story - 'Feathertop' by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  What Is the Relationship Between Age and Happiness?
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  We Need to Talk About an Injustice
     (24 to 30 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  The History of the Laser
      (12 to 14 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  Laser Technology Uncovers Secrets at Stonehenge
     (12 to 14 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Can the Anti-Aging Secret Be Found In ... ?
     (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  New Clues To Life On Mars
    (12 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  John F. Kennedy - His remarks on the nature of true peace (1963)
    (11 to 13 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Mobile Telephones Changing Lives in Africa
    (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Lisa Kudrow - Commencement Address at Vassar College  (humorous speech)
    (23 to 29 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Short Story - ‘The White Heron’
    (13 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1)  Now on the iPad: Apps for Orangutans
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

2)  A Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
     (12 to 15 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

3)  Scientists Report First Cure Of HIV In A Child
      (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

4)  IBM Says Future Computers Will See, Taste, Smell, Touch and Hear Things
     (3 to 4 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

5)  Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud - The Future of Learning
     (22 to 28 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

6)  Syrian Rebels, Secular And Islamist, Both Claim The Future
    (4 to 5 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

7)  How Do You Like Your Caffeine -- In Tea or Coffee?
    (11 to 13 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

8)  Spanish-Language Network Univision Ranks 3rd Highest In U.S. Ratings
    (2 to 2 1/2 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

9)  Music Would Not Be The Same Without the Guitar
    (14 to 17 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

10)  Short Story: ‘The Lady in Black’
    (13 to 16 minutes long - depending on chosen listening speed)

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1) Peter van Uhm:  Why I Chose a Gun
     (17 to 20 minutes long)

2) Major Progress in Health Through Technology
     (11 to 13 minutes long)

3)  Got Milk? How to Make Yogurt
      (3 to 4 minutes long)

4)  Building Friendships Between Jews and Muslims
     (3 to 5 minutes long)

5)  Dalia Mogahed:  The Attitudes That Sparked The Arab Spring
     (14 to 18 minutes long)

6)  The Mystery of Time
    (14 to 17 minutes long)

7)  All About Sharks
    (12 to 15 minutes long)

8)  Daphne Koller:  What We're Learning from Online Education
    (20 to 25 minutes long)

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1)  President Obama's Speech On Immigration Reform
     (25 to 32` minutes long)

2)  Aaron Swartz Could Have Faced 35 Years in Prison
     (3 to 4 minutes long)

3)  How Babies Learn
      (12 to 14 minutes long)

4)  What Online Teens Consider 'Research'
     (20 to 25 minutes long)

5)  Spain's Bankrupt Towns Look To Churches For Cash
     (5 to 7 minutes long)

6)  Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Are Moving Forward
    (3 to 4 minutes long)

7)  Janine di Giovanni: What I Saw in the War
    (12 to 15 minutes long)

8)  Julia Sweeney Has "The Talk"
    (5 to 7 minutes long)

9)  Ben Saunders: Why Bother Leaving the House?
    (10 to 13 minutes long)

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1)  Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days
     (3 to 4 minutes long)

2)  About Hair
     (13 to 16 minutes long)

3)  Health and Environmental Concerns as Ugandans Start to Eat Primates
      (3 to 4 minutes long)

4)  Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World
     (20 to 25 minutes long)

5)  Girls Who Code
     (3 to 4 minutes long)

6)  Internet Users in China Must Use Real Names
    (3 to 4 minutes long)

7)  Actor Jackie Chan calls U.S. ‘most corrupt’ country in the world
    (3 to 4 minutes long)

8)  The Ups and Downs of Living Longer
    (3 to 4 minutes long)

9)  About the Software Programs Auto-Tune and Photoshop
    (13 to 15 minutes long)

10)  Are Smartphone Apps Encouraging Young Smokers?
    (3 to 4 minutes long)

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1)  Teachers Taught to Combat Homophobia
     (4 to 5 minutes long)

2)  Becky Blanton: The year I Was Homeless
     (7 to 9 minutes long)

3)  Recognizing Medical Emergencies
      (3 to 4 minutes long)

4)  One of the Great Mysteries of Our Universe
     (12 to 14 minutes long)

5)  Birke Baehr: What's Wrong With Our Food System
     (6 to 7 minutes long)

6)  Women Are Able to Read More in a Man's Face Than He Might Think
    (14 to 16 minutes long)

7)  Decades Later, Student Finds Teacher To Say 'Thank You'
    (3 to 4 minutes long)

8)  How Unequally Divided is the World's Wealth?
    (4 to 6 minutes long)

 
   
 
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