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Robert talks again

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey, it's Robert again. This is my month for yakking. This one is for you Connecticutters (and especially New Havenites, Yalies, Townies or Northhaven, Southhaven and Easthaveners ). If you are within traveling distance of Yale University next Tuesday at 4:30 pm, I'm giving a talk. I’m calling it "Saddam Hussein's Secret Octopus and Other Tales of Science" and it's about the politics of choosing/framing/designing/narrating/getting science stories on radio and TV.

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Jad's JAMZ

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hey folks, take a second to check out WNYC's Culture site. Their AM JAMZ section is currently featuring songs that Jad listens to on his way to work in the morning (to prepare him to deal with the rest of us every day). Check it out HERE. You can add your own songs too.

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Gotta Love the Onion

Friday, April 16, 2010

We stumbled across this little gem from the Onion News Network and thought we'd share.
It kind of seemed like a weird collision between our Animal Minds episode and our Mortality episode.
Anyway, enjoy!

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"Are We Alone?" Bombshell

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi guys, Robert here. Just letting you know about a conversation I'll be having at the 92nd St. Y this Thursday. I hope you can come on by!

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Tote-ally excited

Thursday, April 08, 2010

To say we're excited about our new tote bag would be a big fat understatement.

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An update on hookworms

Friday, April 02, 2010

If you heard our Parasites show, then you've heard the story of how one man--Jasper Lawrence--turned his passion for hookworms into a business (Jasper deliberately infected himself with hookworms to combat allergies and asthma: listen to the full story here, or you can catch it on

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Money on the brain

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Whether you love to shop or dread a trip to the store...you probably love getting a deal. Check out Jonah Lehrer's post about how "how to go broke while saving money..." which explores the potential brain science behind what turns us all into commodity-hoarding zombies at big box stores like Costco. Hint, there may be an emotional - rational tug of war going on like the kind we explored in the Choice and Morality show.

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Radiolab on Morning Edition

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Radiolab got up early to appear on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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Product Safety Announcement

Thursday, February 18, 2010

We received an email today that we'd like to share in the hopes that it can help others.

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Radiolab on This American Life

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This weekend, catch Radiolab on This American Life! As part of their upcoming "Parent Trap" episode, TAL will be airing a haunting epic about a famous chimpanzee named Lucy.

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Radiolab on Morning Edition

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Radiolab will be waking up on the early side again this week to appear on NPR's Morning Edition. This Friday, in honor of Valentine's Day, Jad and Robert will tell the Morning Edition folks a truly "cosmic" love story. It begins with the idea of sending two golden records into space and ends in true love. We originally shared this story back in our Space episode.

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Help Radiolab...and Get This Tote Bag!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

With a design chosen by overwhelming popular demand, we are proud to offer the Radiolab tote bag! Designed by Scotland-based listener and designer Jez Burrows, this cool icon on a black canvas bag can be your proud little reminder that you helped make Radiolab possible.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hey Folks, got some news: Jad will be hosting a book launch party for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Rebecca's book tells the story of Henrietta Lacks' journey from anonymous tobacco farmer to eponymous cancer cell line, the "HeLa" cell - arguably, the most famous cell line in all of history. (In fact, it is such a good yarn that we got Rebecca to help us tell it in an upcoming Radiolab episode, so keep an eye out).

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Radiolab on Morning Edition

Friday, January 22, 2010

Every once in a while, Radiolab has been waking up early and dropping by NPR's Morning Edition. This Tuesday, January 26th, Jad and Robert are going to be on the air talking about memory, the magic number seven, and a little experiment we like to call "Fruit or Cake" that we learned about from Baba Shiv and featured in our Choice episode.

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Season 7 Preview

Friday, January 15, 2010

In this next season of Radiolab there are more great stories, more vivid moments, more surprising new ideas. Here's just a small sample: ANIMAL MINDS An underwater photographer comes face to face with a vicious, dangerous, enormous underwater creature and falls deeply in love with her.
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Jaron Lanier Wonders about New Music, the Internet and Octopusses with Robert Krulwich

Monday, January 04, 2010

“Where is the new music?” asks Jaron Lanier, composer, musician, computer scientist, “virtual reality” pioneer . “I have been trying an experiment,” he says. “Whenever I’m around Facebook generation people and there’s music playing, I ask them a simple question: Can you tell in what decade the music that is playing right now was made?”

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Your opinion, please!

Friday, December 04, 2009

When some artists came together to support Radiolab by creating a limited edition of prints, we were blown away by the creativity of their images. Have a look at the images here and pick your favorite. We'll put the fan favorite on a tote bag (or maybe a t-shirt).

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What to get the Radiolab fanatic who has every podcast.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

A group of artists (Frank Chimero, Nicholas Felton, Meg Hunt, Impactist and ringleader Jez Burrows) inspired by Radiolab have created a limited edition set of prints to benefit Radiolab. They are gorgeous. We are touched. We are inspired right back. For Americans who want to buy a set for Christmas, Jez Burrows needs your order by Dec. 7th. (They ship from Scotland, so Europeans get a little more time.) New update: they are now sold out!

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The Lauras Win!

Friday, October 30, 2009

What are the odds? When Laura Buxton of Staffordshire, England, wrote “Please return to Laura Buxton” on a helium balloon before setting it free in her yard, she never expected it to reach another human being, much less one also named Laura Buxton. In "A Very Lucky Wind," the first segment of our Stochasticity episode, we marvel at the coincidence the two Lauras represent, and wrestle with the science of chance.

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The Ramen Challenge

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hey everyone, Jad here. I know times are tough, but I wonder if you could help Radiolab out by staying in! Think of it as the Ramen Challenge: cue up an episode from our brand new batch of Season 6 Shows, fire up the tea kettle, and enjoy a tasty bowl of cheap noodles in our honor. Then, send the money you would have spent on dinner (or a movie, or a few drinks with your friends) along to us. Anything you can afford—$10, $25, maybe you can pitch in $75?—will help us make more Radiolab. Thanks so much to everyone who’s already pledged, and to everyone who plans to. We wouldn’t be here without you.

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