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Stayin' Alive

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A look at four unconventional ways to stay alive.

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AV Smackdown . . . The Podcast

Monday, May 18, 2009

We open up an age old can of worms at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space: which medium is superior -- television or radio? Jad and Robert face off, with This American Life's Ira Glass as referee.

 

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Juana Molina

Monday, May 04, 2009

Sometimes on the podcast, we like to talk about musicians and the music they make. Today we introduce you to Juana Molina. Last season we used some of her of music in the breaks for the Sperm show.

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In Silence

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

There are some questions that just don't give in to experiments and data. We take on one of those questions.

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DIY Universe

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can you make your own universe? We usually think of the universe as 'everything that exists,' so how could you make another one?

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Mischel’s Marshmallows

Monday, March 09, 2009

Psychologist Walter Mischel explains how one little test involving a marshmallow might tell you a frightening amount about what kind of person you are.

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Darwinvaganza

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Radiolab throws a birthday party for Charles Darwin! Robert Krulwich invites three experts to toast the birthday boy.

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The Obama Effect, Perhaps.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A study that finds a link between President Obama's election and the test scores of African Americans gets Jad and Robert thinking about an earlier study on a psychological effect called "stereotype threat."

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Parabolas (etc.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Special bonus of the week! A video inspired by the mathematician, Steve Strogatz. At the age of thirteen, Steve was astonished to find that pendulums and water fountains had a strange relationship that had previously been completely hidden from him.

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Chris And Lisa

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chris had a crush on Lisa. But how to woo her? He met her on a park bench in Chicago, handed her a stack of CD's, and sent her off on an extremely specific mission. Did it work? Find out on this week's podcast.

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Sperm Tales

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Two short pieces on sperm that hint at the new ideas and amazing stories we came across once we started following the trail of this wriggly little cell.

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Chasing Bugs

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remember the first time you ever saw an ant hill? That parade of black insects pouring in and out of a small sand mound...most of us stopped, looked, and then moved on to other parts of the playground. E. O. Wilson is the kid who never took his eyes off the mound.

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Making the Hippo Dance

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

We play some never-released tape from the vault, and reveal a bit about what techniques we used to try and make it sing.

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Quantum Cello

Monday, August 25, 2008

Jad and cellist Zoe Keating discuss the physics (if not metaphysics) of looping sound, and how to use a 17th century instrument to make avant-garde electronic music.

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The (Multi) Universe(s)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Robert and Brian Greene discuss what's beyond the horizon of our universe, what you might wear in infinite universes with finite pairs of designer shoes, and why the Universe and swiss cheese have more in common than you think.

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Tell Me A Story

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Robert Krulwich's commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what we do here at Radiolab. It's a treat to hear his passion. We enjoyed it. And we thought you might too.

 

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City X

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

This week, a piece from one of our favorite radio-makers, Jonathan Mitchell. 'City X' is a history of the modern shopping mall through perspectives of people living in a real, yet unnamed, city.

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Earworms

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First, we asked you to tell us what song gets stuck in your head. Then, we asked you how you got it out. Finally, we made a podcast. Thank you to everyone who called in, shared their secret techniques, and sang without shame.

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Wordless Music

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

An excerpt from Wordless Music on WNYC, a 4-part music program hosted by Jad, exploring the boundaries between classical and pop music. Jad waxes googly-eyed fan when he gets to talk about one of his favorite bands, Stars of the Lid.

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Open Outcry

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jad presents a piece by one of his favorite producers: Ben Rubin. This audio portrait, called 'Open Outcry,' visits the trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, with its hundreds of traders shouting unintelligible phonic abbreviations and numbers back and forth.

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