Host Guy Raz talks to Georgetown University Professor Samer Shehata about what possible scenarios might work if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek leaves office. He says a coalition government is possible under the right circumstances, but first there will have to be a change to the constitution.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular educational computer game Oregon Trail. The game will be released on Facebook next week. Host Guy Raz speaks with Don Rawitsch, one of the game's creators.
Guy Raz talks with Robert Malley from the International Crisis Group about growing tensions in Egypt and the Middle East region. Malley says that the United States has long supported tight-fisted undemocratic regimes to promote stability, but that now it is paying the price for that support.
There are thousands of foreign tourists in Egypt right now and many are traveling on group tours. The Egyptian government's shutdown of internet and phone service is making it difficult for tour operators to stay in touch with their employees and monitor the safety of their clients.
Birds of a feather flock together. The age-old adage now carries scientific weight. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests genes may influence how people pick their friends. James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego, is the author of the study and he tells host Guy Raz there's biology in social chemistry.