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Radiolab Presents More Perfect


Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Supreme Court decisions shape everything from marriage and money to public safety and sex. We know these are very important decisions we should all pay attention to – but they often feel untouchable and even unknowable.

Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, connects you to the decisions made inside the court's hallowed halls, and explains what those rulings mean for "we the people" who exist far from the bench.

Hosted by Jad Abrumrad, More Perfect bypasses the wonkiness and tells stories behind some of the court’s biggest rulings.

November 1 – Kittens Kick the Giggly Blue Robot All Summer
How did the Supreme Court get so supreme? More Perfect goes all the way back to a case that, in a lot of ways, started it all.

November 8 – The Political Thicket
What case pushed one Supreme Court justice to a nervous breakdown, brought a boiling feud to a head, and changed the course of the court forever?

November 15 – Cruel and Unusual
More Perfect explores three little words embedded in the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “cruel and unusual.”

November 22 – The Imperfect Plaintiffs
Jad Abrumrad looks at the figurative side door to the Supreme Court that has allowed individuals to influence policy for the many.

November 29 – Object Anyway
The Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to prevent race-based jury selection, but may have only made the problem worse.