Lulu makes radio, pie, and stories in the hills of Charlottesville, VA. She first heard Radiolab when she was working as a woodworker's assistant in Brooklyn. And that changed everything. She thinks it is Miracle Gro for the mind and hopes to be making the stuff till she is blue in the hair. You can read and listen to her stories at LuTimesTwo.com.
Lulu Miller, reporter at NPR and former Radiolab producer, tells us the story of how her entire world view flipped in one scary moment. It happened on a bike trip she took with her friend Soo. Lulu and Soo are, well … different. Lulu tends to be an optimist who ...
From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left.
Sometimes being a good scientist requires putting aside your emotions. But what happens when objectivity isn't enough to make sense of a seemingly senseless act of violence? Lulu Miller introduces us to Jeff Lockwood, a professor at the University of Wyoming, who spent a part of his career studying a ...
Stories of trying to chart the unknown, by measuring and making sense of things just beyond our grasp.
In 2010, Lulu Miller was biking across the country, taking some time to clear her head for a new phase of life. And somewhere in Nevada, she ran into a guy named Jeff Viniard who was on a similar journey. They shared the road for two weeks, pedaling hundreds of ...
Lulu Miller's personal take on pies, in honor of Pi Day.
Lulu Miller's advice for taking the edge off that unrequited love this Valentine's? Send a letter to Verona, Italy, where an office of 20 volunteers replies to thousands of notes about love and heartbreak every year.
A strange moment between a diver and a dolphin, caught on video, went viral this month.
The stunning results of a new study have put fecal transplants in the limelight for the past few days. Lulu Miller explains the procedure, and puts out a call to rename it.
As we’re in the thick of the dark months, with seasonal affective disorder at the height of its power, I thought I’d use the blog to tuck in one of the most useful things I’ve heard in the last couple years. A quote. Just ten short words:
Lulu wards off the slushy gloom of winter with the peanut-sized, prank-filled animations of PES.
Lulu rings in the New Year with the story of the Spider on a Frog on a Tortoise.
Likely, you've already seen it. Maybe two or three times. But this time of year, one more viewing just can't hurt. For the uninitiated, enjoy. Julia Child remixed to perfection with blousey insistence on how to live.
Look into this paper. You are getting very sleepy...
Lulu's new blog post explains the origins of "struggle pumps," one of her favorite new phrases, in order to get you fired up for two big word creation contests whose deadlines are fast-approaching.
It turns out these little flashing studs of flesh used to do something very specific (and useful!) for us. Lulu Miller explains how goose bumps used to protect us.
A clever take on the works of DaVinci wins our first-ever Halloween Costume Contest. And we got so many great entries, we couldn't resist putting together a slideshow of our favorites -- feast your eyes on all the costume greatness.
Lulu recommends a free lecture series you can stream live online on November 15 and 16. The subject: Changing Planet...a look at the past, present, and future of the forces that shape the Earth and its climate.
Lulu Miller wants to know if the presidential election has made an appearance in your dreams.
So you know those warnings about the evil stranger who poisons the Halloween candy? Well, Lulu Miller explains there’s never been a documented case of that actually happening. Read all about the Candy Poisoner myth here.