RadioLab

Friday 7:00 PM -8:00 PM
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.

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Radiolab
8:44 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Jurisdiction

12/19/2014 - What do a duck hunt and a jealous spouse have in common? Just a profound effect on international relations and in existential struggle at the heart of how the US is governed.  This hour, we ask who gets to set the rules for the rest of us - from how the intentions of long-dead founding fathers still push and pull us today, to the front lines of a raging musical battle over the soul of hip-hop.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/jurisdiction/

Radiolab
8:41 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Inheritance

12/12/2014 - Once a kid is born, their genetic fate is pretty much sealed.  Or is it? This hour, we put nature and nurture on a collision course and discover how outside forces can find a way inside us, shaping not just our hearts and minds, but the basic biological blueprint that we pass on to future generations.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/251876-inheritance/

Radiolab
8:39 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Where Am I?

12/05/2014 - How does your brain keep track of your body? This hour Radiolab tells stories of the mind-body link gone terribly wrong. We'll puzzle through the mysteries of missing limbs and hear about a novel treatment involving optical illusions.  Plus, the story of a butcher who suddenly lost his entire sense of touch, and we hear from pilots who suffer out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91524-where-am-i/

Radiolab
8:35 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Stochasticity

11/28/2014 - Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness) may be at the very foundation of our lives.  To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91684-stochasticity/

Radiolab
8:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Emergence

11/21/2014 - What happens when there is no leader?  Starlings, bees, and ants manage just fine. In fact, they form staggeringly complicated societies - all without a Toscanini to conduct them into harmony.  This hour we ask how this happens.  We gaze down at the bottom-up logic of cities, Google, and even our very own brains with fire-flyologists, ant experts, neurologists, a mathematician, and an economist.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91500-emergence/

Radiolab
8:26 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Speed

11/15/2014 - We live our lives at human speed, we experience and interact with the world on a human time scale.  But this hour, we put ourselves through the paces, peek inside a microsecond, and master the fastest thing in the universe.  We'll take a look at the longest running science experiment in history and team up with NPR's Planet Money to try to wrap our heads around the speed of high frequency trading.

http://www.radiolab.org/search/?q=Speed#q=Speed

Radiolab
8:21 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Galapagos

11/08/2014 - Is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will one day be swallowed up by humans?  This hour: the strange story of a small group of islands going through some very big changes, and just how far we're willing to go to stop their transformation.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/galapagos/

Radiolab
8:20 am
Tue December 16, 2014

War of the Worlds

11/01/2014 - On this hour, a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history:  Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey, "The Ware of the Worlds."

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91622-war-of-the-worlds/

Radiolab
8:17 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Inner Voices

10/25/2014 - This hour we explore the voices inside our heads.  From a child forming his or her first thought to the nagging feeling that you're bound to fail, we'll delve into all the ways that the voices in our heads shape us, help us, and sometimes hurt us.  Along the way, tell the story of Mel Blanc, "the man of 1000 voices," and how one of those voices might have saved his life.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/301401-inner-voices/

Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Limits

10/18/14 -On this hour of Radiolab: a journey to the edge of human limits. How much can you jam into a human brain? How far can you push yourself past feelings of exhaustion? We test physical endurance with a bike race that makes the Tour de France look like child’s play, and mental capacity with a mind-stretching memory competition. And we ask if robots--for better or worse--may be forging beyond the limits of human understanding.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91709-limits/

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