Friday 7:00 PM -8:00 PM
  • Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to sound like music.

Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised. Radiolab won a Peabody Award in 2011.

The Good Show

Jul 31, 2015

08/07/2015 - In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another? Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation?

07/31/2015 - More often than not, a fight is just a fight...Someone wins, someone loses. But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.

07/24/2015 - Stories of what motivates us: our drives, our loves and losses.  Producer Molly Webster tells us the story of living life near death and what happens when your heart starts to work against you.


Jul 16, 2015

07/17/2015 - Sperm carry half the genes needed for human life.  In this hour, we'll share some basic questions and profound thoughts about reproduction.

Hidden Truths

Jul 16, 2015

07/10/2015 - This hour, stories about uncovering surprising truths hidden in plain sight.

Memory and Forgetting

Jul 16, 2015

07/03/2015 - This hour, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made...and unmade.


Jun 12, 2015

06/19/2015 - Jorge Luis Borges wrote, "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire." And it’s still as close a definition as we have. This hour of Radiolab, we try our hand at unlocking the mysteries of time. We stretch and bend it, wrestle with its subjective nature, and wrap our minds around strategies to standardize it...stopping along the way at a 19th-century railroad station in Ohio, a track meet, and a Beethoven concert.


Jun 10, 2015

06/12/2015 - It's hard to start a conversation with a stranger—especially when that stranger is, well, different. He doesn't share your customs, celebrate your holidays, watch your TV shows, or even speak your language. Plus he has a blowhole.

In this episode, we try to make contact with some of the strangest strangers on our little planet: dolphins. Producer Lynn Levy eavesdrops on some human-dolphin conversations, from a studio apartment in the Virgin Islands to a research vessel in the Bermuda Triangle.


May 29, 2015

06/05/2015 - Birds do it, bees do it...yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep? Every creature on the planet sleeps--from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies. What does it do for us, and what happens when we go without? We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rat.

Ghost Stories

May 29, 2015

05/29/2015 - One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, and unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way journey to find out whether spirits exist.