Feb 5, 2013 — The power-outage at the Super Bowl in New Orleans was a reminder that the power circulating through our lives is a strange, modern miracle of science. It's a miracle we take for granted now, at our own peril.
Feb 1, 2013 — Football may be dangerous. But the Super Bowl is a spectacle of beauty. It is an opportunity for us to adore the magnificent achievement of courageous men. That's why philosopher Alva NoŽ will be watching.
Feb 1, 2013 — Malted wheat and barley add flavor and heft to most beers, but they also contain gluten, making beer off limits for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. For those looking for gluten-free options for Super Bowl Sunday and beyond, good news: There are more choices than ever before for flavorful, full-bodied gluten-free beer.
Jan 31, 2013 — You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.
Feb 9, 2012 — One of the top Super Bowl ads features a man in a Hyundai using some nifty driving skills and a seatbelt to perform chest compressions on a passed-out passenger. Would it actually work?
Feb 6, 2012 — Clint Eastwood's ad made a more emotionally gripping argument for saving the auto industry than perhaps anything President Obama has said on the subject to date.
Feb 4, 2012 — Over the years, Stephen Thompson's Chicken Bowl has grown into a heated battle in its own right, with contests mirroring the thrilling heroics of the Super Bowl.
Feb 3, 2012 — An economist presents the case against hosting the Super Bowl. Bonus: today's show is co-hosted by NPR's Mike Pesca.
Feb 3, 2012 — From Cheetos to Doritos, fried corn snacks have become a fixture at Super Bowl parties. But the original American corn chip, the Frito, was first meant to be a healthy side dish and ingredient for cooking.
Feb 2, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, exploring the manufacturing industry, and a look ahead to Super Bowl XLVI. In the second hour, celebrating the works of poet Langston Hughes, and actor Anthony Mackie talks about his latest film, Man on a Ledge.