If you’re a Google Maps user, you may have heard the recent reports that it tracks your travel history. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes this story as a jumping-off point to explore our relationship to maps over time, the significance of their long history of inaccuracy, and new strategies for making sense […]
On “What’s the Word” this week, we turn to a topic that has somehow remained both urgent and well-known, but also under-acknowledged: extinction. Some say we are currently in a sixth mass extinction, and this week Adam takes a look at how true this statement is, exploring what it means when species disappear from our […]
We’re getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving this week, and on “What’s the Word” we’re digging into the history of the holiday’s culinary staple: turkey. Tune in as Adam Schuster takes us through how the bird got its name, why it has such significance in this country, and the effects of our own consumption today.
Well, Disney finally did it. They broke into the digital streaming game and launched their new subscription service “Disney Plus.” This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a peek into the history of digital media streaming, what sorts of disruptions it’s caused in the TV and music industries, and what we can expect […]
From Governor Tony Evers’ pardons to Oklahoma’s record-day of commutations, stories of incarceration and freedom have recently dotted both local and national headlines. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster digs into the history of American incarceration, tracing its complex attachment to slavery in the U.S. and how Wisconsin prisons compare to those across the […]
We got a little gift over the weekend when we turned our clocks back Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time ended and we got an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning. But the yearly adjustments in time are not without controversy. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us back to the origins of […]