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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.'

Episodes air Sunday nights at 6:30 PM EST in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, media market (and also are streamed internationally through WNCU) and are available online the Wednesday following the original airing. WNCU produces the show with major underwriting from the nonprofit RTI International.

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Jul 1, 2020

How we talk about emerging infectious diseases holds important implications for our response and future prevention. On this episode, we talk with Priscilla Wald of Duke University about her book, Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative, about her perspective on COVID-19 and our past efforts to...


Jun 24, 2020

What might an economic historian's work on Medieval England tell us about our current world? On this episode, we talk with Catherine Casson of the University of Manchester, co-author of Compassionate Capitalism. Her book that turns out to be quite relevant to considerations of corporate social responsibility today as we...


Jun 17, 2020

As we re-open some of our public spaces following closures due to COVID-19, now is a time to re-evaluate how we organize such spaces. In recent decades, some public schools have enacted dress codes with the goal of offering a uniform learning environment. In practice, however, some of these efforts might have...


Jun 10, 2020

On this episode, we sit down with psychologist Marisa Franco to explore two aspects of our everyday lives that can bring some joy and solace, namely friendships and reminiscing about the past. Research suggests there are reasons why the loneliness many are experiencing has real consequences and suggests strategies...


May 20, 2020

As we look for answers as to how we might organize and reorganize society and our daily interactions, many people have pointed to the possibilities for us to get help from automation, sometimes in the form of robots. What do we know about how people think about and trust robots in general? On this episode, we talk with...