Radiolab on 89.5-1 en Radiolab: Jad Abumrad's Transom Manifesto <p><em>Radiolab</em> host Jad Abumrad shares this manifesto on how the program was born, the "gut churn" of creating a new way of storytelling, and how to accept change. <em>Radiolab</em> is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:07:19 +0000 Frank Christel 24419 at Radiolab: Jad Abumrad's Transom Manifesto Radiolab: Colors <p>Our world is saturated in color, from the softest hues to the most lurid, violent stains. But it&rsquo;s hard to put your finger on how something so intangible can have such a visceral punch. This hour, we ask how the pigments around us color our thoughts, and wonder how much of what we see is on the outside...and how much is created in our heads. From Sir Isaac Newton sticking a needle in his eye, to a sea creature that sees a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:05:36 +0000 Frank Christel 18005 at Radiolab: Colors Radiolab: After Life <p>What happens at the moment when we slip from the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It&rsquo;s an episode full of questions that don&#39;t have easy answers. <em>Radiolab</em> stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 05:03:34 +0000 Frank Christel 18004 at Radiolab: After Life Radiolab: Stochasticity <p>Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand just how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body. And we meet two girls named Laura, whose unlikely meeting seems to defy pure chance.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:01:26 +0000 Frank Christel 18003 at Radiolab: Stochasticity Radiolab: Lucy <p>Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We&#39;re all great apes, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean we&rsquo;re one happy family. This hour of Radiolab: stories of trying to live together. A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups and downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture (be careful, they bite).</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:59:01 +0000 Frank Christel 18002 at Radiolab: Lucy Radiolab: Ghost Stories <p>Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of <em>Radiolab</em>, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way to journey to find out whether spirits exist.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:57:02 +0000 Frank Christel 18000 at Radiolab: Ghost Stories Radiolab: When Brains Attack! <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 18.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Georgia">In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:55:16 +0000 Frank Christel 17999 at Radiolab: When Brains Attack! Radiolab: Guts <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 18.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Georgia">This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What&#39;s going on down there? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:53:35 +0000 Frank Christel 17998 at Radiolab: Guts Radiolab: Escape <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 18.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Georgia">The walls are closing in, you&#39;ve got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape! This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs. We meet a man who&#39;s broken out of jail more times than anyone alive, travel to the edge of the solar system ... to a boundary beyond which we know nothing, and we hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone system, and bending it to his will.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 05:51:45 +0000 Frank Christel 17997 at Radiolab: Escape Radiolab: The Bad Show <p>Cruelty, violence, badness... This episode of <em>Radiolab</em>, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it&#39;s something we can ever really understand, or fully escape. We encounter a man who scrambles our notions of good and evil, turn to one of the most famous (and misunderstood) psychology experiments ever, talk to &nbsp;a man who chased one of the most prolific serial killers in US history, then got a chance to ask him the question that had haunted him for years: why?</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 05:49:26 +0000 Frank Christel 17996 at Radiolab: The Bad Show