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Lynn Levy

Before joining Studio 360, Lynn spent five years working at Radiolab (just a few rows over at WNYC), where she produced stories about the power of blood, the loneliness of space, and the language of dolphins, among other things. She has a degree in film studies from Wesleyan University, where she was one of the last students to cut her thesis film on a big old Steenbeck editing table before everything went digital. If you're ever in Austin, TX you can take an interactive audio tour that Lynn wrote and produced. She tweets at @LynnRLevy, but not about anything terribly important.

Lynn Levy appears in the following:

How to Be a Hero

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What are people thinking when they risk their lives for someone else?  Is heroism an act of sympathy or empathy?  
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's tough to make small talk with a stranger—especially when that stranger doesn't speak your language. (And he has a blowhole.)

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The Timekeeper's Things

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On my way to the workshop, I pass a haunted house. It's not October, not even close, so I'm pretty surprised to see scarecrows and plastic skeletons and—is that a hearse? Yes it is. It takes all my strength not to pull into the parking lot for a little off-season ...

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The Lost Mushrooms of Oceania

Monday, June 02, 2014

Steve Axford’s photographs seem to come from a slightly enchanted place. It’s a place where the pale brown lumps I think of as "mushrooms" have been transformed into a host of strange new creatures—some shimmering, some translucent, some hairy, some hideous, but all magic.

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Fluffier, Brighter, Weirder Dinosaurs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

John Conway paints pictures of old dead things. But he doesn't paint them like they're old and dead—he paints them like maybe they’re outside your window right now, looking at you.
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Voyager OUT

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NASA is reporting that Voyager 1 has finally left the heliosphere and is now cruising through interstellar space!

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If You Prick Us...

Shakespeare was really into blood. It saturated his work and literally soaked the floorboards in many of his productions. James Shapiro explains what blood meant to The Bard, in a time when the world was just on the cusp of understanding how the powerful, perplexing liquid ...

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Voyager Is Such a Tease

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Producer Lynn Levy is STILL waiting for one of the Voyager crafts to make interstellar history as the first human-made object to leave the solar system...
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Is There an Edge to the Heavens?

Cosmic laws are rewritten, and a spacecraft launched three decades ago races to become the first human-made object to leave the solar system.

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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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The Most Horrible Seaside Vacation

In 1906, a rich family vacationing in Oyster Bay, NY started to get sick. Very sick. It turns out they'd come down with typhoid, a disease forever associated with one woman: Typhoid Mary. You think you know this story, and we thought we knew this story too. But as producer ...

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Everything and Nothing

Math can get pretty loopy, at least when we try to explain it. But according to author Alex Bellos, the most straightforward mathematical concept might be the loopiest. Then producer Mark Philips introduces us to William Basinski, a composer who loops analog tape to create a unique sort of ...

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Radiolab Reads: Room Temperature

Monday, July 25, 2011

This whole novel takes place in a few minutes, in a quiet room drenched with late-afternoon sun.  As the narrator of Room Temperature feeds his baby daughter, he lets his mind wander—and you get to wander with him, through tiny revelations about nose-picking and green dresses and childhood crimes and mobiles made of paint chips.

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An Equation for Good

Why does selflessness exist?

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The Good Show

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?

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