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Molly Webster

Best described as someone who likes to "sit in the woods and stare," Molly fell for science in the ponds, wildlife, and fields of Ohio. After focusing on biology in college, she began to pursue science journalism, and has written and produced (radio/podcasts) for outlets like Scientific American, Wired, Nature, NPR's Science Friday, and National Geographic Adventure, as well as created live conversations at the World Science Festival, where she specialized in creating programs at the intersection of science, philosophy, and art. Her ability to comprehend and totally immerse herself in complicated issues has helped Radiolab investigate blood donation, drug prices, and one very special jar. She also had a hand in the pilot of Freakonomics Radio, where you can still hear her voice at the top of every episode.

Molly Webster appears in the following:

Super Cool

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

 Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.
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The Primitive Streak

Friday, September 23, 2016

In a recent breakthrough, researchers grew human embryos longer than ever before, witnessing a mysterious part of human development, and crashing into a decades-old ethical dilemma. 
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Bigger Than Bacon

Monday, May 09, 2016

Today's story is a mystery, shockingly hot, and vanishingly tiny.
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

In this episode, conception takes on a new form—it’s the sperm and the egg, plus two wombs, four countries, and money. Lots of money. 
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A trip back to the Cold War; into the atmosphere; and inside our cells, where a very special type of carbon is helping to answer the question: how old are we?

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The Heartbeat

Summer Ash found that after fighting for a healthy heart, her heart started fighting her in ways she hadn't expected.

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How Much Would You Pay For A Year Of Life?

Two years ago, a group of doctors did something unprecedented - they boycotted a cancer drug because it cost too much, given the benefit.

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The Seed Jar

Craig Childs, Regan Choi, and Dirk Vaughan used to spend months in the isolated backcountry of the Southwestern U.S. One day, they stumbled across a rare and ancient piece of pottery, in almost mint condition. That discovery led to an argument, and a decision, that has stayed with them for ...

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Radiolab to take on the NCAA championship, on Twitter

Friday, April 04, 2014

For a new twist on March Madness, how about watching the game, live, with Radiolab, while on twitter? Jad'll be there (in his pajamas). 
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Radiolab and Physicists, On The Same Wavelength

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's like physicists were just waiting for our latest Radiolab episode, before making that big announcement about the beginning of the universe.  
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A Flash Freeze, In High-Def

Monday, March 17, 2014

Not only did we get to see water freeze into ice instantaneously, Rockefeller University set it up like a Vogue fashion shoot.

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Jad Grows Ice, With One Finger

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Okay, so it's not reallllllyyy ice, as you know ice to be.


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Banana Hammer

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What do you do when you have 20 minutes to kill while waiting for water to supercool?

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Goo and You

On a quiet, warm summer day, somewhere in the soil beneath your feet, tucked into a nearby plant, or at the edges of a pond, a tiny little cataclysm is happening: an insect is transforming, undergoing metamorphosis. The chrysalis is easily nature’s best known black box, but it turns out, ...

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We’ve all heard the story of what happened on the day the dinosaurs died, right? Well, we thought we had. Turns out, high-powered ballistics experiments, fancy computer algorithms, and good old-fashioned ancient geology have given us a shocking new version of the events on that day, 66 million years ago. ...

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Clear Eyes, Full Veins, Can't Lose

You can fake blood in the movies, but so far, there's no artificial substitute in real life. Peeking in on blood drives, wondering how blood gets from an arm to an operating table, producers Molly Webster and Soren Wheeler find a complex world that has them ...

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TONIGHT. Live video and chat: Cellular Surgeons

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Join us for a night of nanospectucular wonders, hosted by Robert Krulwich, live from the World Science Festival tonight (May 30) at 8pm ET here on Watch below, and join two Radiolab producers for a live chat as the event gets underway.

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Flash Event May 30: Krulwich, nanobots, and neurosurgery

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Join us tonight (May 30), at 8pm ET right here on to watch, live chat, and geek out about nanotechnology -- and finally see what Robert Krulwich looks like when he's not ...
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A Movie Made from Atoms

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Researchers used 5,000 individual atoms to create the world's smallest film...and in the process figure out how to store a helluva lot of data!
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