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A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC
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A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more. Find these and more great shows at wnyc.org © WNYC

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Episodes

Unraveling Bolero

5/22/2018
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This week, we're throwing it back to an old favorite: a story about obsession, creativity, and a strange symmetry between a biologist and a composer that revolves around one famously repetitive piece of music. Anne Adams was a brilliant biologist. But when her son Alex was in a bad car accident, she decided to stay home to help him recover. And then, rather suddenly, she decided to quit science altogether and become a full-time artist. After that, her husband Robert Adams tells us, she...

Duration:00:27:10

More or Less Human

5/17/2018
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Seven years ago chatbots - those robotic texting machines - were a mere curiosity. They were noticeably robotic and at their most malicious seemed only capable of scamming men looking for love online. Today, the chatbot landscape is wildly different. From election interference to spreading hate, chatbots have become online weapons. And so, we decided to reinvestigate the role these robotic bits of code play in our lives and the effects they’re having on us. We begin with a little theater....

Duration:01:03:59

Finding Yourself

5/2/2018
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Alecia Faith Pennington was born at home, homeschooled, and never visited a dentist or a hospital. By both chance and design she is completely invisible in the eyes of the state. We follow Faith as she struggles to free herself from one restrictive world only to find that she is trapped in another. In her journey to prove her American citizenship she attempts to answer the age-old question: who am I? Radiolab then follows the story of David Weinberg, a man who found himself stuck. He had...

Duration:01:00:28

Dark Side of the Earth

4/26/2018
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Astronauts at the International Space Station can make one request to talk to an earthling of their choice. For some reason, Astronaut Mark Vande Hei chose us. A couple weeks ago, we were able to video chat with Mark and peer over his shoulder through the Cupola, an observatory room in the ISS. Traveling at 17,000 miles an hour, we zoomed from the Rockies to the East Coast in minutes. And from where Mark sits, the total darkness of space isn’t very far away. Talking to Mark brought us...

Duration:00:27:38

Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains

4/20/2018
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Part Three of our Border Trilogy, in which we hear the story of a woman from Ecuador who died in the Arizona desert. And we ask, what could stop migrants from risking so much?

Duration:00:35:38

Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

4/6/2018
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Part Two of our Border Trilogy, in which one Border Patrol agent changes the entire agency’s enforcement strategy, and one anthropologist tries to measure its deadly consequences.

Duration:00:52:00

Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the Fence

3/23/2018
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Part One of our Border Trilogy, in which we chronicle an unlikely legal showdown between high schoolers in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country and the US Border Patrol.

Duration:00:48:32

Rippin’ the Rainbow an Even Newer One

3/15/2018
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The creature with the world’s most complex visual system seems to be terrible at telling colors apart.

Duration:00:33:02

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - The Gun Show

2/23/2018
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In 2008, the Supreme Court stepped in to settle our fight over the Second Amendment’s meaning. They did. And they didn’t.

Duration:01:10:42

The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory

2/20/2018
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When Robert Mueller released his indictment a few days ago, alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections, we had a lot of questions.

Duration:00:39:29

Smarty Plants

2/13/2018
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Do you really need a brain to sense the world around you? To remember? Or even learn?

Duration:00:38:26

Ghosts of Football Past

2/3/2018
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In anticipation of Super Bowl LII (Go Eagles), we're revisiting an old episode about the surprising history of how the game came to be.

Duration:00:39:37

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - One Nation, Under Money

1/31/2018
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A look at the government’s secret power to control almost everything around you.

Duration:00:57:38

The Voice in Your Head - A Tribute to Joe Frank

1/23/2018
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How do you pay proper tribute to a legend that many people haven’t heard of?

Duration:00:29:41

How to Be a Hero

1/9/2018
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What are people thinking when they risk their lives for someone else? Is heroism an act of sympathy or empathy?

Duration:00:30:13

Bigger Little Questions

12/22/2017
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Today, we're back with Part 2 of our questions episodes. This time, we're chasing down answers to some bigger, little questions.

Duration:00:57:27

Big Little Questions

12/20/2017
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Here at the show, we get A LOT of questions, tiny questions, big questions, weird questions, poop questions. Today, we’re dumping the bucket out.

Duration:00:47:16

Super Cool

12/5/2017
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Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.

Duration:00:27:22

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - Mr. Graham and the Reasonable Man

11/30/2017
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How a diabetic, a cop, and a bottle of orange juice changed the way we police, forever.

Duration:01:09:16

Stereothreat

11/23/2017
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Today, we look back at a story we ran almost a decade ago, run into an unfolding upheaval in the field of social psychology, and wonder what might happen to one of our favorite ideas.

Duration:00:38:08

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