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Dr. Steve Billet offers his opinions on the roots of America’s political divide and explains how gerrymandering deepens it.
Some of the most popular diet pills are of the stimulant variety, with potential for short term weight loss but also dangerous side effects.
Michael Sisitsky discusses NYCLU involvement in reform legislation and reminds us of our rights when stopped by police.
NYCLU’s Michael Sisitsky talks about Donald Trump’s Stop and Frisk comments and the general hesitance to discuss and acknowledge racial disparity in America.
During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump lauded the aggressive policing program as a success in New York City, but statistics say otherwise.
NYCLU’s Michael Sisitsky discusses the encouraging decline in the use of Stop and Frisk and how long it might take to eliminate altogether.
We’ve all had bad first impressions, a total melt-down of a situation, or just a straight up totally absurd happenstance. Here are some BTRtoday staffers who have shared their real life fiascos!
Michael Sisitsky discusses how Stop and Frisk fits into the broader War on Drugs, the problems with police quotas, and whistleblowing officers.
Michael Sisitsky discusses his role with the NYCLU, community concerns with policing in the city, and the origins of Stop and Frisk.
Recent studies have found that stretching regularly could improve the fitness of those unable to exercise.
The completion of the Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in China could allow astronomers to see more clearly into deep space than ever before.
Jim Jackson discusses the possibility of finding aliens with FAST, developing moon and Mars capabilities, and the international astronomy landscape.
Jim Jackson breaks down all things FAST, the world’s largest radio telescope, which was just completed in China.
Jim Jackson explains black holes as the nuclei of galaxies, celestial radio emissions, and common misconceptions about astronomy.
Jim Jackson discusses the advances radio astronomy has provided, its differences with optical astronomy, and the presence of black holes in the middle of galaxies.
One fitness expert attempted to hack the human body for optimal performance and helped popularize a diet with no carbs or sugar.
Joseph Mazur talks about the idea of making your own luck and discusses his background in writing, turning mathematical theory and study into digestible narratives.
Phone apps like Tinder and Bumble may rule the dating scene these days, but a wholly more interesting way to connect exists on Craigslist.
Joseph Mazur discusses the gambler’s illusion and why people think they can predict or control randomness.
Joseph Mazur explains that people more apt to noticing things are more likely to experience coincidences. He also discusses the story of Joan Ginther and the odds of winning the lottery four times.
Joseph Mazur discusses vetting and soliciting coincidence stories from a pool of thousands for his most recent book.
Joseph Mazur joins the Daily Beat to discuss his new book, “Fluke,” and sifting through so many coincidence stories.
Yet another study found that fitness trackers don’t help users lose weight. Could actual human contact be the difference maker?
Though most Americans favor marijuana legalization, there are still those fighting vehemently against it.
We conclude our conversation with Scott Chipman, who talks about the difficult task of overturning public opinion increasingly favoring marijuana legalization.
Scott Chipman is back to discuss the social cost of marijuana use, and weighs the comparison between the marijuana and alcohol industries.
Scott Chipman, co-founder of Citizens Against the Legalization of Marijuana (CALM) joins the show to discuss his organization’s positions and the danger of marijuana.
We continue our conversation with Morgan Fox about the impact of the DEA’s decision not to reschedule marijuana from its Schedule I status.
Morgan Fox of the MPP joins the show to talk about the importance of medical access to marijuana, its overall legal status in the United States, and provides an update on fully legalized states Colorado and Washington.
Paleo diets have become more and more popular as people have begun favoring natural foods. But what’s the science behind them?
In a debate billed as the be-all end-all, both candidates put forth entirely predictable performances.

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