Dare to Repair

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Courtesy of iFixit

Courtesy of iFixit

Whether you’re fixing a leaky toilet or a busted iPhone, there’s no satisfaction quite like doing it yourself. On this week’s episode, we celebrate our inner fixit people with stories from those who dare to repair stuff.

Also heard on this week’s show:

  • The wartime origins of America’s favorite, all-purpose solution: duct tape
  • The life-saving importance of checkups — on medical equipment
  • A Colorado woman who was born with her leg bones backwards — and why it took years to find the right fix
  • Paige Pfleger reports on new animal regeneration science and what that could mean for the rest of us
  • We visit Science Genius – a program that’s using hip hop to inspire everyday Einsteins
  • Physical therapist Hina Sheth of Rebalance Physical Therapy in Philadelphia explains why the pelvic floor is key to post-pregnancy recovery
  • How blockchain technology and other fixes could strengthen an ethical diamond supply chain

Plus, Malcolm Burnley reports on how experimental tech is being deployed to combat an everyday annoyance-potholes.

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