Radiolab on 89.5-1

Tuesdays at Noon
  • Hosted by 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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The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map-from the origins of a blues legend, to the history of the high five, to a race to halt the spread of a deadly disease.

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

Radiolab: Games

May 7, 2012

A good game--whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table--can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?

RadioLab airs Thursday at Noon on Public Radio 89.5-1 

What can machines tell us about being human? This week Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."

RadioLab airs today at noon on Public Radio 89.5-1 


According to the latest shocking research from RadioLab, people who give to causes are doing drugs - legally. In just 44 seconds, learn how this is possible from researchers Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

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