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

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:00pm

    How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 years and embodies the tension between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s need to keep secrets.  


     

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7:56am

Fri May 17, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

What Did I Do Last Summer? Oh, I Discovered How To Make Babies Without Sex. And You?

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:26 am

Robert Krulwich NPR

Ah, if only all summers could be like June, July and August 1740 — when three young guys (and a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old) did a science experiment that startled the world. In those days, you could do biology without a fancy diploma. More people could play.

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7:51am

Tue May 14, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 11:26 am

Robert Krulwich NPR

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?

Bees, after all, could build honeycombs from rectangles or squares or triangles ...

But for some reason, bees choose hexagons. Always hexagons.

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7:42am

Thu May 9, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

Moths That Drive Cars (Really)

Originally published on Thu May 9, 2013 8:07 am

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What you are about to see — and I'm not making this up — is a moth driving a car.

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