The Pulse

Series produced by WHYY

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Weekly subscribable series.

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

The Pulse is 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 703.304.8479

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389 Pieces

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On this rebroadcast of the Pulse - We often think of art and science as existing in different — even opposite — spheres. One revolves around creati...

  • Added: May 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:02
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When it comes to science, it’s often the flashiest stories that grab headlines — the cancer breakthroughs, the tech innovations, the discoveries of...

  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Competent. Capable. Strong. Stoic. Provider. Protector. Leader. Patriarch. These are the kinds of words that we’ve long associated with masculinit...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
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DIY culture is all about empowerment — teaching yourself new skills to do things on your own, like retiling your bathroom or fixing a leaky faucet....

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:02
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Imagine looking at a crowd of people, and they either all look vaguely familiar, or like complete strangers. It doesn’t matter if this is a group ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Amazon caught the wave of the early internet at a time when very few people even understood what the internet was. Launched in a garage 30 years ag...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
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On this rebroadcast of The Pulse: Freedom sounds great as an idea. Who doesn’t want to be free to do what they want? But when you take a closer loo...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2024
  • Length: 59:03
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It’s easy to forget that the earth below us is always changing and shifting — but sometimes, we get a dramatic demonstration of exactly that, like ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
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Health care is a billion dollar industry in the U.S. — one of the biggest in the country. The business aspect of medicine is an invisible force in ...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2024
  • Length: 59:03