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This American Life

The Heart Wants

Today at 12:00pm
Repeats at 9:00pm

Emily Dickinson said β€œThe heart wants what it wants.” This week stories from people who take that notion to extremes, and are unapologetic about it.

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Radiolab

Choice

Today at 2:00pm
Repeats at midnight

Logic and emotion aren't the only forces that guide our decisions. Jad and Robert turn up the volume on the voices in their heads, and try to make sense of the babble. Forget free will, some important decisions could come down to a steaming cup of coffee.

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Freakonomics

Get More Grit

Today at 3:00pm
Repeats at 1:00am

Learn how you can increase your stick-to-it-iveness β€” otherwise known as grit. Host Stephen Dubner speaks with a research psychologist who developed a survey to measure grit β€” about how to become grittier.

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