Radiolab

Saturday Noon
Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich
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.

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Audio Archive

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00pm

    This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace.

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:59pm

    From boom bap to EDM, we look at the line between hip-hop and not, and meet a defender of the genre that makes you question... who's in and who's out.

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:59pm

    They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:19am

    What do frozen horses and a scorching universe have in common? That's what we wanted to know.

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:17pm

    From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left.

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Tue December 11, 2012

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Fri December 7, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 7:54 am

Fra.Biancoshock

We're in Milan. We're not happy. We're waiting for a bus that doesn't seem to come. Then we see this:

Three different sized sheets of bubble wrap, sized for how long you expect to wait: a little square for three minutes, bigger for five minutes, biggest for 10 — and the sign on top says: "Antistress For Free!!"

Everyone knows what to do. First, you calculate.

Then you choose.

Then you forget all about the bus and spend the time happily popping polyethylene-wrapped air bubbles.

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9:47am

Tue December 4, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

New Superhero, 3,200 Years Old, Turns Air Into Wood Superfast

Robert Krulwich NPR

This is for you, Martina Navratilova, for you, Nolan Ryan, for you, Methuselah, for you, Jimmy Carter, and for all of you reading this if you're on the "wrong" side of 50 but still pumping. This week, we've got ourselves a role model, a poster boy for robust old age.

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Sat December 1, 2012

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Fri November 30, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 9:19 am

David Liittschwager

We'll start in a cornfield — we'll call it an Iowa cornfield in late summer — on a beautiful day. The corn is high. The air is shimmering. There's just one thing missing — and it's a big thing...

...a very big thing, but I won't tell you what, not yet.

Instead, let's take a detour. We'll be back to the cornfield in a minute, but just to make things interesting, I'm going to leap halfway around the world to a public park near Cape Town, South Africa, where you will notice a cube, a metal cube, lying there in the grass.

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