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A Radiolabby Valentine's Set

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feeling romantic? We put together a playlist of some of our favorite Radiolab meditations on love--from spooning blood flukes, to a cosmically-moving mixtape, to a story about what love looks like when one partner is faceblind. Take a listen, and share it with someone special.

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Krulwich Wonders: 'Rasputin Was My Neighbor' And Other True Tales Of Time Travel

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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He was old, but not ancient, the man next to us at the delicatessen. It was 1973. My then girlfriend (now wife) and I had ordered dinner and this old guy, sitting by himself, seemed lonely, so we got talking and he told us how he had grown up in St. Petersburg, Russia, and that when he was a boy, his next-door neighbor was a famous man, a really famous man.

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Krulwich Wonders: Whose Fingers Are On The Victoria's Secret Model's Shoulder?

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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It's not like it hasn't been done before; it has. The problem is, it is so easy now, anyone can do it, and we'd never know because the tools are so subtle. I'm talking about doctored pictures — manipulating images, or what simpler folks call "lying." There used to be a saying on the Web: "Pictures, or it didn't happen." No more.

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Keep your eyes peeled for Radiolab in Miami...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We've got eyes on the street in Miami...dancing eyes that are ready to blow some minds live at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Wednesday night! Join Jad & Robert, comedian Demetri Martin, and the amazing Thao Nguyen for In the Dark on 2/01. Grab tickets here.

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Jad & Robert are so ready for Miami

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just a few more days before our live show at the Fillmore Miami Beach! Grab tickets for the 2/01 show here.

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Lend a hand, raise a glass

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thanks everybody, these 100 spots went fast! We've sent email confirmations to the first 100 volunteers to make the cut-off. Everyone else, we're sorry we couldn't fit you in this time--hopefully we'll be doing more events like this in the future, so definitely keep an eye on the blog. And thanks!

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Suggest a Radiolab Tour Stop

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Let us know where you'd like to see Radiolab live!

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Murder on the Mind

Friday, January 13, 2012

For our episode, The Bad Show, Pat Walters reported a piece about a psychologist who found that 91% of men and 84% of women have had at least one serious homicidal fantasy. So Pat decided to hit the streets to see if anyone was willing to fess up on tape. Here's what he found.

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Found "L'inconnue"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

After hearing our Death Mask podcast, a listener writes in with another sighting of l'inconnue--and includes some pictures.

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Krulwich Wonders: What the Panda Won't Tell Us

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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Look at this animal. ... What do you see? Or more importantly, what don't you see?

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A quick message from Jad

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy holidays, everybody! Take a listen to Jad's message, and if you enjoyed the podcast this year, let us know right now with a contribution. You can donate online, or text "RL" to 25383, and a $10 donation will appear on your phone bill (messaging and data rates apply). Thanks!

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Celebrate another year of Radiolab

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

We're really proud of the work we do here at Radiolab. And this past year, if you've been listening to the podcast, you've heard stories that we fought with and fell in love with and coaxed into being.

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Home is Where Your Dancing Robot Lives

Friday, December 16, 2011

I’ve never really wanted a house.  Whatever gene makes people crave white picket fences, stainless steel appliances and perfectly manicured lawns, I don’t have it. And OK, sure, there’s a little corner of my brain where I fantasize about the kind of built-in bookshelves that require a rolling ladder, but for the most part my dream house is just a safe place to sleep when I’m well and truly exhausted.

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Krulwich Wonders: Vowels Control Your Brain

Thursday, December 08, 2011

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Here's something you should know about yourself. Vowels control your brain.

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Romania, Bears and an Old Friend

Monday, December 05, 2011

When Pat Walters traveled to Romania with a few American reporters to teach some classes on narrative journalism to a group of Romanian writers, he had a coincidental run-in with a Radiolab regular. Sort of. Read more, and check out some of Pat's travel photos, here.

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Radiolab Interns Wanted

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Interested in helping us make Radiolab?  We're now accepting applications for our spring internship!  Submit an application via the WNYC website.

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Krulwich Wonders: The Library Phantom Returns!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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He? She? It? Whoever it is, the Phantom Sculptor is suddenly back!

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Radiolab Reads: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Monday, November 21, 2011

This is the the kind of book that makes me long for a headlamp and blanket fort--reading it is too much of an adventure for an armchair, or a park bench. 

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Krulwich Wonders: Shake It! How Dogs, Cats, Even Hummingbirds Keep Dry

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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They don't have towels. So when they get wet, what do they do? They shake themselves into a frenzy and the water flies off like this:

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How to Get to North Brother Island

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The New York City Parks Department would probably want me to start this way: North Brother Island is a ruin. It hasn’t been occupied, nor used for anything by anyone except nesting herons, since the early 70’s. Thus, it’s dangerous.

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