Radiolab

Diagnosis

Mar 10, 2015

03/13/2015 - Humans love to solve problems. In this hour of Radiolab, diagnosis--our attempt to find out what's wrong, and give it a label.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91662-diagnosis/

Famous Tumors

Mar 10, 2015

03/06/2015 - Say hello to the growth that killed Ulysses S. Grant, meet Tasmanian Devils battling contagious tumors, and get to know the woman whose cancer cells changed modern medicine.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91713-famous-tumors/

Jurisdiction

Dec 16, 2014

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/

Inheritance

Dec 16, 2014

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/

Where Am I?

Dec 16, 2014

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/

Stochasticity

Dec 16, 2014

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/

Emergence

Dec 16, 2014

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/

Speed

Dec 16, 2014

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

Galapagos

Dec 16, 2014

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/

War of the Worlds

Dec 16, 2014

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/

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