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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect

Check out Radiolab’s new spin-off podcast, More Perfect. This seven-week series starts June 2, 2016. You can subscribe here, and here.

On-Air This Week: Sperm

All week long on a station near you: We examine our beginnings, take a tour of the animal kingdom, and ponder a world where frozen sperm can last for all eternity.

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Primatologist Frans de Waal weighs in on Harambe

Heard our episode on Morality over the airwaves this week? Wondering how primatologist Frans de Waal weighs in on the events at the Cincinnati Zoo

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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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Pitch Us!

Mice Puppets and Souls

Lulu Miller ponders the idea of an afterlife, by way of a puppet show designed by psychologists...and some early childhood lessons about peek-a-boo and how the world works.

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The poetry of "Elements"

The Firefly Firework Lottery

Thousands of people take to the woods to see the mating rituals of a very small beetle with an astounding ability.

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Gravitational Anarchy

In this short, we revisited a mystery from our Falling episode--a mystery involving falling cats, statistics, and terminal velocity. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist extraordinaire, took us to task for using "bad data," while science writer David Quammen stepped in to defend the data set in question. Meanwhile, the debate rages on ...

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Update: Devil Tumors

In our Famous Tumors episode, we take a look at what happens when cancer becomes contagious. Now, new findings about a second contagious cancer discovered in Tasmanian devils has us, and researcher Elizabeth Murchison, wondering whether transmissible tumors may be more common than we once thought.

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