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The Experiment
The Experiment
The Atlantic and WNYC Studios

Each week, we tell the story of what happens when individual people confront deeply held American ideals in their own lives. We're... more

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The Experiment Introduces More Perfect

Host Julia Longoria is back with a new season of More Perfect, from WNYC Studios. We’re taught the Supreme Court was... more

12 May 2023 · 8 minutes
The End of This Experiment

The Experiment is coming to an end. For our final episode, we contemplate our strange, sometimes beautiful, often frustrating country.... more

02 Jun 2022 · 14 minutes
The Experiment Introduces: How To Start Over With Olga Khazan

In The Atlantic’s new series How To Start Over, Olga Khazan takes listeners on a journey of reinvention. How To... more

27 May 2022 · 1 minute
The 50-Square-Mile Zone Where the Constitution Doesn't Apply

Deep in Yellowstone National Park, there’s a glitch in the U.S. Constitution where, technically, you could get away with murder.... more

26 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Fighting to Remember Mississippi Burning

In June 1964, at the height of the civil-rights movement, the Ku Klux Klan burned a Black Methodist church to... more

19 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Teenage Life After Genocide

At 19 years old, Aséna Tahir Izgil feels wise beyond her years. She is Uyghur, an ethnic minority persecuted in... more

12 May 2022 · 47 minutes
Judge Judy’s Law

Almost 30 years ago, a fed-up Manhattan-family-court judge named Judith Sheindlin was sitting in her chambers when she got a... more

05 May 2022 · 47 minutes
The Experiment introduces Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery

The Experiment introduces WNYC colleague Nancy Solomon's new podcast: Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery New Jersey politics is not... more

28 Apr 2022 · 2 minutes
The Resurgence of the Abortion Underground

There’s a common story about abortion in this country, that people have only two options to intentionally end a pregnancy:... more

22 Apr 2022 · 32 minutes
Should We Return National Parks to Native Americans?

The national-park system has been touted as “America’s best idea.” David Treuer, an Ojibwe historian and the author of The... more

14 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
The Experiment
The Experiment Introduces More Perfect
The Experiment