Radiolab

Radiolab

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Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 500 member stations. Check your local station for airtimes. Embed the Radiolab widget on your blog or website. Radiolab is supported, in part, by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. More information about Sloan at www.sloan.org. All press inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Houlihan Roussel at (646) 829-4497.

Episodes

Update: CRISPR  

In 2012, scientists had a realization: hidden inside one of the world’s smallest organisms, was one of the world’s most powerful tools.

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Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia  

This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast Rough Translation.

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Where the Sun Don't Shine  

Today we take a quick look up at a hole in the sky and follow an old story as it travels beyond the reach of the sun.

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Truth Warriors  

The stories of a few folks ready to fight the future of fakery. 

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Breaking News  

Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our past selves and rewrite the rules of credibility. Also, we release something terrible into the world.

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The Ceremony  

Today, paranoia sets in: we head to The Ceremony, the top-secret, three-day launch of a new currency, wizards and math included. Halfway through, something strange happens. 

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Revising the Fault Line  

A fresh look at how, why, and who we blame. 

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The Gondolier  

What happens when doing what you want to do means giving up who you really are? 

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The Radio Lab  

We celebrate our 15th birthday by surprising Jad and Robert with a look back at when “Radiolab” was just that: a lab for experimenting with radio.   

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Null and Void  

Today, a hidden power that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy.

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Funky Hand Jive  

Neil Degrasse Tyson and some new microbiome science help answer the question - when we touch greatness how much of it stays with us? 

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Radiolab Extra: Henrietta Lacks  

One woman's medically miraculous cancer cells, and how Henrietta Lacks changed modern science and, eventually, her family's understanding of itself.

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Nukes  

A look up and down the US nuclear chain of command to find out who gets to authorize their use and who can stand in the way of Armageddon. 

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Shots Fired: Part 2  

We again join Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at data on every person killed or injured by Florida police over six years. 

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Shots Fired: Part 1  

We join Ben Montgomery, a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, as he looks at every person killed or injured by Florida police over six years. 

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Radiolab Presents: Ponzi Supernova  

Madoff speaks.  Investigating the world's largest con with the team behind @Audible_com's #PonziSupernova.

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Stranger in Paradise  

Today we travel from the storage rooms of the Smithsonian to the sandy beaches of Guadeloupe, chasing the tale of one trash can tipping raccoon. 

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Radiolab Presents: On the Media: Busted, America's Poverty Myths  

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone tells Jad and Robert about a project they launched to look at the tales we tell when we talk about poverty.

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Lose Lose  

This episode we look at a high profile sporting event where, thanks to a quirk in the tournament rules, the best shot at winning was … to lose. 

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It's Not Us, It's You  

This episode we swivel our attention back to you, our listeners, reconnect with some old friends to see how they are doing, and thank everyone for what they've shared with us.

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Bringing Gamma Back  

A new discovery: prodding the brain with light, a group of scientists were able to turn back on a part of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease. 

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