WHYY Radio Sunday Specials

The best specials and series to inform, entertain and keep you company.

Listen Sundays at 8 p.m. on WHYY radio.

July 1
Commonspace: Your Mother Should Know
Mother-daughter relationships can be tender, volatile, or even aloof; no two are the same. These storytellers run the gamut of what it means to be a mother and a daughter. Learn more.

July 8
Commonspace: Let’s Talk About Sex
Between a phone sex operator whose consumer has an affinity for mannequins and a young man’s scientific experiment to disprove his heterosexuality, sexual experiences can certainly be…unpredictable. Learn more.

July 15
Intelligence Squared: Trigger Warning – Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?
Long hailed as bastions of intellectual development and ground zero for the free and spirited exchange of ideas, today’s universities have come under attack by those who argue that a new generation of students and administrators are trading in academia’s most cherished values for political correctness and inclusion. At the heart of this debate is the question of safe spaces, how we define them, and whether they aid or hinder intellectual inquiry. Deeply rooted in social justice movements of the past, these spaces promise a reprieve from bigotry and oppression by allowing today’s students – the most culturally and racially diverse in history – the opportunity to express themselves in an empathetic environment. But to their critics, safe spaces pose a dire threat to free speech and undermine the resilience of a generation. Are safe spaces dangerously coddling young minds? Or are they a legitimate and necessary component of modern education? Learn more.

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