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Explaining The Flashlight Sessions

There are many ways to communicate with the dead, we examine one of them. A footnote to our episode Haunted.

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Musical Translations

How Radiolab took 7 classic songs and transposed them, then translated them into 7 foreign languages. 

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On-Air This Week: Stochasticity

Stochasticity is a wonderfully smarty-pants word for randomness. We ask how it drives our lives, and the patterns we see around us. Find out where you can hear Stochasticity on a station near you.

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Like Watching Pitch Drop

Keep an eye on the world's longest running experiment... you might catch the tenth drop fall sometime in the next 14 years...

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Stochasticity, the Theme Song

Stochasticity is one of those words that's easier to sing than say... especially when there's a catchy little music video to show you the way.

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Fast Cash Dash Flash Crash Clash

In our Speed episode, we learn just how outdated our idea of the stock market is. Producer Andy Mills helps us picture the modern-day market with some beautiful depictions of high frequency trading, from technicolor graphs to frantic piano riffs.

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Speedy Beet

There are few musical moments more well-worn than the first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. But in this short, we find out that Beethoven might have made a last-ditch effort to keep his music from ever feeling familiar, to keep pushing his listeners to a kind of psychological limit.

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