The Experiment

Stories from an unfinished country

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About The Experiment

It's easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. That was the idea.

On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going. We find answers in doctors' offices, courtrooms, churches, national parks, laboratories, and in cars in the middle of the night. These stories look at the powerful ideas that shaped the United States—and what happens when we try to bring those ideas down to earth.

The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country, a co-production of The Atlantic and WNYC Studios, hosted by Julia Longoria. Weekly episodes beginning February 4.

About The Experiment

It's easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. That was the idea.

On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going. We find answers in doctors' offices, courtrooms, churches, national parks, laboratories, and in cars in the middle of the night. These stories look at the powerful ideas that shaped the United States—and what happens when we try to bring those ideas down to earth.

The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country, a co-production of The Atlantic and WNYC Studios, hosted by Julia Longoria. Weekly episodes beginning February 4.