We made-up origin stories for people whose names end with "MAN." For example, "This "X-Men" actor developed his superpowers from manually changing car tires," you'd answer, "I'm Hugh Jackman!"
"The Vibranium standard for super-team flicks" is reviewer Chris Klimek's take on the 13th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.
This week's show takes us on a tour of what's on offer for Free Comic Book Day and also finds us watching Key & Peele's kitten-driven action comedy.
Ten years ago, there wasn't much doctors could do to keep people with age-related macular degeneration from going blind. A colon cancer drug changed all that. But not everyone has been saved.
Vice President Al Gore explains how human ingenuity can solve our climate crisis.
In describing her experiences of immigration, poverty and homelessness, psychologist Tania Luna explains that gratitude for the small things creates a rich and hopeful life.
Activist Mia Birdsong says the stories we tell about poverty don't reflect reality. She describes people in her community who are optimistic about their futures — even if the larger society is not.
Cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot makes the case for why humans are wired to have what she calls an "optimism bias."
Educator John Hunter describes how he finds hope and inspiration in his fourth grade students — and their ability to solve big problems.
Vice President Al Gore says that — despite the dismal news on climate change — he's optimistic.
On this episode, NPR interns talk to seasoned NPR voices Steve Inskeep, Ari Shapiro, Danny Zwerdling and Susan Stamberg about everything from writing a good radio intro to cracking tough sources.
When you hear Monika, life feels good: The Greek singer's performances and presence are simply winning. Watch her perform four songs from Secret In The Dark at the NPR Music offices.
In an audibly collaborative, thoughtfully layered track, Hannah Mohan and company zero in on what happens when a tight-knit group gets a little too close.
Boaty McBoatface received more than 124,000 votes in an online poll by Britain's Natural Environment Research Council – more than 10 times the 11,000 votes for Attenborough's name.
Analysts had expected the economy to gain significantly more jobs. The economy has gained an average of about 250,000 jobs monthly for the past six months.
Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.
As North Korea holds its first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, Kim Jong Un will be looking to consolidate his power in a way his father Kim Jong Il never did: by speaking publicly.
"We're still here, we're still battling," regional fire chief Darby Allen told residents last night. He added, "The beast is still up, it's surrounding the city.