Our latest episode:
Grist reporter Amelia Urry visits an Australian lab, where scientists are trying to grow coral that can survive in the future. And a farewell from Flora and Katherine.
Some of our favorite past episodes:
Reporter Ryan Bradley lives in California. Given the drought, he figured it'd be a good idea to buy some water rights. It was more complicated than he thought.
If humans were to go extinct, what would the planet look like? One paleobiologist says the creatures most likely to take our place are rats.
On the International Space Station, sewage, condensation and even sweat gets recycled into potable water. We have the technology to recycle water on Earth, too, but we don't use it as often as we could -- mostly because we think it's gross.
What if you had an idea that you believed could change the world? What if that idea was a tornado machine?
Why did a young Romanian inventor build an eco-friendly car made out of half a million LEGO pieces that runs on compressed air? Well, why not?
Host Flora Lichtman (right) has been covering science and the environment for the last decade. She is the co-director New York Times Op-Docs series "Animated Life" -- short films on scientific discoveries, animated with paper puppets. Prior to The Adaptors, Flora was the managing editor of video and substitute host for Science Friday, a two-hour live public radio show. Say hi on Twitter or email.
Producer Katherine Wells is an independent multimedia journalist. She was most recently the senior producer for The Atlantic's original video team, where she created the popular web series "If Our Bodies Could Talk." Prior to that, she produced podcasts and radio shows for WNYC's Freakonomics Radio and Science Friday.
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