The Pulse Specials

Series produced by WHYY

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Host Maiken Scott leads this one-hour, weekly tour of the people and places at the heart of health and science.

It’s a show for curious people who ask: "Yeah, why is that?" Often surprising and always captivating, The Pulse makes science and discovery personal. Produced at WHYY in Philadelphia, the show features scientists, doctors, innovators and storytelling from across the country.

For information about The Pulse please contact Steve Martin at steve@sfmconsulting.com or call 703.715.0827.


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Series: The Pulse Specials
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This week on The Pulse, we accompany scientists and researchers on quests to tap into the real emotions of the holiday season—wonder, joy, and awe.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KUOW, and KHNS


  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 50:38
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we’re listening back to some of our favorite moments from 2016. It’s our playlist from an exciting year of health and science stories--al...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 50:38
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s an entire hour dedicated to natural history museums. We’re replaying one of our most talked-about episodes from 2016.

Bought by Prairie Public, Troy Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 51:08
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on The Pulse, we’re paying attention and trying to interpret clues from medicine, science and nature.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KMXT, and KHNS


  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
  • Purchases: 3
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This week The Pulse explores assumptions about jobs, people and some hard to know deep-sea creatures.

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
  • Purchases: 3
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Exploring issues facing the incoming Trump administration.

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 51:08
  • Purchases: 9
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When you’re facing a tough decision sometimes all the choices are lousy and still you have to pick one. On this episode The Pulse explores that tig...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 51:08
  • Purchases: 3
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On this edition of The Pulse we examine questions that come up as scientists explore the amazing promise of genetics. Tinkering with genes is serio...

Bought by WYAP, Troy Public Radio, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 51:08
  • Purchases: 3
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The Pulse peeks into that supercomputer inside of our heads. The brain is an unassuming mass of gray and tan tissue--once it’s splayed out on an au...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 51:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Can a copy ever be as good as the original? This week on The Pulse: The science of making fake-outs, duplicates and replicas. (Don’t miss the cameo...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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Say "aaaaaah," because on this episode of The Pulse, we’re exploring your mouth. We attend a tongue tie snipping and a wisdom tooth extraction, and...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode,we’ll explore why we feel disgust, and what we can learn when we take a closer look at repulsive things…how fly spit messes up crim...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
  • Purchases: 3
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Every year, thousands of people come to the U.S. from other countries. Some come as immigrants. Others come to this country under terrible circumst...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 50:40
  • Purchases: 2
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The Pulse visits with the boss ladies who are doing groundbreaking work in fields like chemistry, biology, astrophysics. Many of them changed the g...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
  • Purchases: 8
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Many of us have some baggage when it comes to our health. A bad back. High blood pressure. Heart disease. Cancer. In health insurance speak: "pre-e...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
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Rare illness. Dangerous weight loss. Staunch activism. Remote places. ‘Out there’ scientific ideas. The Pulse explores extremes and what we can lea...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 50:39
  • Purchases: 1
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What should fuel America? Coal, natural gas, and nuclear are still the undeniable leaders, but sun, wind and water are catching up as clean, renewa...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 50:29
  • Purchases: 15
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Now for our feature presentation: we're going to explore the science of movie magic as seen on the big screen and behind the scenes. We'll take you...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 50:28
  • Purchases: 3
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Being seen has consequences, some great, some scary. Scientists are stepping out of the lab and speaking up to counter what they say is a worrying ...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 50:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Giving birth, Giving support. Being there. Being exhausted. To mark Mother’s Day, “The Pulse” reflects on some of the ways humans — and other speci...

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  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 50:29
  • Purchases: 10