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Radiolab Weekly

Series produced by Radiolab

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Radiolab explores big ideas in science (and beyond) through conversation, storytelling and sound.

Radiolab is an investigation. Each episode is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around One Big Idea. On Radiolab, science bumps into culture...information sounds like music.

Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder, who are curious about the world but who also want to be moved and surprised.

Stations interested in this show must contact NY Public Radio for rights clearance and fee information. Please contact Melissa LaCasse at mlacasse@nypublicradio.org (p) 207-613-9320


230 Pieces

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This hour we’re searching for platonic ideals, longing for completion, engaged in epic quests for holy grails in science, linguistics and world peace.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A reporter from the Tampa Bay Times emails every police station in the state of Florida, asking for any documents created - from 2009 to 2014 - whe...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Evolution results from the ability of organisms to change. But how do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water?

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Investigations into the chilling side of human nature.

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Two stories dating back nearly 70 years ago, when something happened that nobody seems to ever talk about it. This is an episode of mysterious ball...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans?

  • Added: Jul 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Two stories of people taking on the Supreme Court.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Should the last moments of life be captured, seen, and shared?

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Strange things happening on, and off, the Earth.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the world around us, and ask how symmetry shapes our very existence.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In this hour of Radiolab: an unflinching look at the good, bad, and ugly side of tumors.

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Love 'em or hate 'em, you rely on numbers every day.

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode we consider a string of barbaric crimes by a hated man, and the attorney who, when called to defend him, also wound up defending a cor...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Everything’s in place but the train hops your carefully laid tracks.

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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What does the world's fastest runners, New York City's poop and quicksand have in common? Nothing! But on the next Radiolab, we dig into the whys, ...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? And what can the rumblings deep in our bellies tell us a...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In this hour, we meet people who are trying to measure and make sense of things they can’t quite grasp.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Why cast a ballot if your single measly vote can't possibly change anything?

  • Added: Apr 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Chatbots, robot therapists, robots that learn and furbies. This hour of Radiolab, we talk to machines.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00