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Radiolab on 89.5-1

Tuesdays at Noon
Jad Abumrad & Rober Krulwich

Radiolab, hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a show about curiosity, an experiential investigation that explores themes bad ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. Follow a portal to another world, where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, culture and human experience. 

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.

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8:07 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Radiolab: Jad Abumrad's Transom Manifesto

Jad Abumrad

Radiolab host Jad Abumrad shares this Transom.org manifesto on how the program was born, the "gut churn" of creating a new way of storytelling, and how to accept change. Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories.

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12:05 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Radiolab: Colors

Our world is saturated in color, from the softest hues to the most lurid, violent stains. But it’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.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:03 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Radiolab: After Life

What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It’s an episode full of questions that don't have easy answers. Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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1:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Radiolab: Stochasticity

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.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:59 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Radiolab: Lucy

Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’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).

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:57 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Radiolab: Ghost Stories

Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, 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.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:55 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Radiolab: When Brains Attack!

 

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.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:53 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Radiolab: Guts

 

This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What'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.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:51 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Radiolab: Escape

 

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. We meet a man who'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.

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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12:49 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Radiolab: The Bad Show

Cruelty, violence, badness... This episode of Radiolab, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it'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  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?

RadioLab airs Fridays at 8 pm and Sundays at 6 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1

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