RadioLab

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to sound like music.

Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, 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. Radiolab won a Peabody Award in 2011.

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Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

23 Weeks 6 Days

04/12/2014 - This hour se spend the entire episode on the story of Keeley and Tom, whose daughter was born at 23 weeks and 6 days, roughly halfway to full term.  Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face...and it contains an entire universe of questions about the lines between life and death, reflex and will, and the confusing tug of war between two basic moral touchstones: doing no harm...and doing everything in our power to help.

Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

The Soul Patch

04/05/2014 - In this episode, stories of unlikely and surprisingly simple answers to seemingly unsolvable problems.  We get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep in in check.  Then, Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close, who are both face-blind, share workarounds that help them figure out who they're talking to.  Ana senior center stumbles upon an unexpected way to help Alzheimer's patients - by building a bus stop.

Radiolab
10:32 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Dinopocalypse

03/29/2014 - We all know what happened to the dinosaurs, right? Well, at least we thought we did.  IN this episode Radiolab runs the clock back 66 million years to tell a story of cataclysmic destruction and surprising survival.  Along the way, we get to meet our great, great, great, great, great (etc!) grandmother and a few other surprise guests.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/dinopocalypse/

Radiolab
10:26 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Pop Music

03/22/2014 - This hour of Radiolab: pop music's pull.  Some songs have the nefarious power to stick mercilessly in our heads, and some songs have the transcendent allure to overcome cultural differences.  We ask how songwriters create these songs seemingly out of the ether, listen in on the music of a deaf man hears, and examine the timeless appeal of the Elvis of Afghanistan

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91629-pop-music/

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Radiolab
5:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Zoos

03/15/2014 - In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe.  This hour, Radiolab goes to the zoo to ask what's with our need to get close to "wildness"?  We poke at where we stand in this paradox -- starting with the Romans, and ending in the rain forest of Belize ... staring into the eyes of a wild jaguar.

Radiolab
10:14 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Sleep

03/01/2014 - Birds do it, bees do it...yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep?  Every creature on the planet sleeps - from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies.  What does it do for us, and what happens when we go without it?  We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.

Radiolab
10:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Dead Reckoning

02/22/2014 - From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper.  And, in the end, we confront the question at the heart of it all - when the time cpmes to finally leave, how do we want to go?

Radiolab
12:01 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Sperm

2/15/2014 - Matthew Cobb takes us back to 1677, when Anton Van Leewenhoek first identified sperm and there was much talk of souls and miniature men residing in the seminal fluid. Upon observation it became clear that there were an awful lot of those little guys that never turned into babies! Jad wonders: why so many sperm?

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Radiolab
11:59 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Fate and Fortune

2/8/2014 -This hour, we question what decides the trajectory of our lives -- individual force of will, or fate?

If destiny isn't written in the stars, could it be written in our genes? Kids struggle to resist marshmallows, and their ability to holdout at age 4 turns out to predict how successful they're likely to be the rest of their lives. And an unexpected find in a convent archive uncovers early warning signs for dementia in the writings of 18-year-olds.

Radiolab
3:18 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Desperately Seeking Symmetry

02/01/14 - DESPERATELY SEEKING SYMMETRY - This hour, Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the worl

http://www.radiolab.org/story/122382-desperately-seeking-symmetry/

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