RadioLab

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.

Inner Voices

Dec 16, 2014

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/

Limits

Oct 11, 2014

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/

Space

Oct 3, 2014

10/04/2014 -In the 60’s, space exploration was an American obsession. This hour, we chart the path from romance to increasing cynicism. We begin with Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan, with a story about the Voyager expedition, true love, and a golden record that travels through space. And astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the Coepernican Principle, and just how insignificant we are.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91520-space/

Things

Sep 20, 2014

09/27/2014 - Important things, little things, personal things, things you can hold and things that can take hold of you.  This hour, investigations of the objects around us, their power to move us, and whether it's better to look back or more on, hold on tight, or just let go.

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

Laughter

Sep 19, 2014

09/20/2014 - We all laugh.  And you'll find that humor has very little to do with it.  We ask what makes us laugh? Along the way, we tickle some rats, listen in on a baby's first laugh, talk to a group of professional laughers, and travel to Tanzania to investigate an outbreak of contagious laughter.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91588-laughter/

Detective Stories

Sep 19, 2014

09/13/2014 - Forensics, archeology, genealogy, and genetics are devoted to figuring out what really happened.  In this hour, digging up the past leads to some very unexpected finds.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91516-detective-stories/

Cities

Sep 19, 2014

09/06/2014 - In this hour, we take to the street to ask what makes cities tick.  There's no scientific metric for measuring a city's personality.  But step out on the sidewalk, and you can see and feel it.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91732-cities/

Loops

Aug 23, 2014

08/30/2014 - Our lives are filled with loops that hurt us, heal us, make us laugh, and  sometimes leave us wanting more.  This hour, Radiolab investigates the strange things that emerge when something happens, then happens again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and...well, again.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/161744-loops/

Escape

Aug 16, 2014

08/23/2014 - The walls are closing in, you've got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape!  This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/187571-escape/

60 Words

Aug 9, 2014

08/16/2014 - This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/60-words/

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