RadioLab

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 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
1:20 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Deception

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05/24/2014 -Lies, liars, and lie catchers. This hour of Radiolab asks if it's possible for anyone to lead a life without deception. We consult a cast of characters, from pathological liars to lying snakes to drunken psychiatrists, to try and understand the strange power of lying to yourself and others.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91612-deception/

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Radiolab
1:15 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Oop

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05/17/2014 -Oops. In this hour of Radiolab, stories of unintended consequences.

You come up with a great idea. You devise a plan. You control for every imaginable variable. And once everything’s in place, the train hops your carefully laid tracks. In this episode, one psychologist's zeal to safeguard national security may have created a terrorist, while one community's efforts to protect an endangered bird had deadly consequences. And against all odds, a toxic lake spawns new life.

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Radiolab
11:32 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Patient Zero - Start with Typhoid Mary

05/10/2014 - This hour we explore perhaps the most iconic Patient Zero of all time: Typhoid Mary; dive into the molecular detective story to pinpoint the beginning of the AIDS epidemic; ask whether you can trace the spread of an idea and in the end, we find ourselves faced with a choice between competing claims about the origin of the high five.

http://www.radiolab.org/search/?q=patient+zero#q=patient%20zero

Radiolab
7:51 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Blame

05/03/2014 - We've all felt it, that irresistible urge to point the finger. But new technologies are complicating age-old moral conundrums about accountability. This hour, we ask what blame does for us -- why do we need it, when isn't it enough, and what happens when we try to push past it with forgiveness and mercy?

http://www.radiolab.org/story/317421-blame/

Radiolab
10:23 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Race

04/19/2014 - When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific base." Great words spoken with great intentions. But what do they really mean, and where do they leave us? Our genes are nearly all the same, but that hasn't made race meaningless, or wiped out our evolving conversation about it.  This hour of Radiolab a look at race.

Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

The Soul Patch

04/05/2014 - In this episode, stories of unlikely and surprisingly simple answers to seemingly unsolvable problems.  We get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep in in check.  Then, Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close, who are both face-blind, share workarounds that help them figure out who they're talking to.  Ana senior center stumbles upon an unexpected way to help Alzheimer's patients - by building a bus stop.

Radiolab
10:32 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Dinopocalypse

03/29/2014 - We all know what happened to the dinosaurs, right? Well, at least we thought we did.  IN this episode Radiolab runs the clock back 66 million years to tell a story of cataclysmic destruction and surprising survival.  Along the way, we get to meet our great, great, great, great, great (etc!) grandmother and a few other surprise guests.

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

Radiolab
10:26 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Pop Music

03/22/2014 - This hour of Radiolab: pop music's pull.  Some songs have the nefarious power to stick mercilessly in our heads, and some songs have the transcendent allure to overcome cultural differences.  We ask how songwriters create these songs seemingly out of the ether, listen in on the music of a deaf man hears, and examine the timeless appeal of the Elvis of Afghanistan

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91629-pop-music/

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Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Zoos

03/15/2014 - In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe.  This hour, Radiolab goes to the zoo to ask what's with our need to get close to "wildness"?  We poke at where we stand in this paradox -- starting with the Romans, and ending in the rain forest of Belize ... staring into the eyes of a wild jaguar.

Radiolab
10:14 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Sleep

03/01/2014 - 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 it?  We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.

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