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On-Air This Week: Words

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But this week, we try to do just that. Listen to Words on a station near you.

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Bonus video: Words

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Check out this gorgeous short film inspired by our Words episode. 

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The Meter: The Measure of a Man

Turns out the story of the meter (or, you know, the metre) is every bit as epic and fascinating as the story of the kilogram we told a few weeks ago in ≤ kg. Oh, and it turns out the meter might be a giant conspiracy.

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A Look Inside Eastern State Penitentiary

Check out the abandoned cells and corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary -- the radical 19-Century Philadelphia prison we visited in our Morality episode.

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An Animated Adventure from Minute Physics

Radiolab just had our first (unofficial) artist-in-residence. Check out this great video he made to go with our Things episode.

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Tell Me, Wave, Where Did You Come From? Who Made You?

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.

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