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Help!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

What do you do when your own worst enemy is...you?

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A Flock of Two

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In today's short, we get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails, to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep him in check.

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Radiolab Presents: The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

This week on the podcast, football! No, it's not a Super Bowl recap. Jad and Robert present a piece from across the pond--a piece about soccer they fell in love with when they heard it at the Third Coast festival in Chicago.

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Lost & Found

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stories about getting lost, and how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way back home.

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The Universe Knows My Name

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In this new short, we explore luck and fate, both good and bad, with an author and a cartoon character.

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Blood Buddies

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In this new short, a tree full of blood-sucking bats lends a startling twist to our understanding of altruism and natural selection.

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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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Gravitational Anarchy

Monday, November 29, 2010

A mysterious case of the topsy turvies and a return to the question of what felines feel when they fall.

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What Does Technology Want?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are new ideas and new inventions inevitable? Are they driven by us or by a larger force of nature?

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Cities

Friday, October 08, 2010

One tidy mathematical formula may hold the key to how cities work. We take to the streets to test the numbers, & ask what really makes cities tick.

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Wild Talk

Monday, October 18, 2010

In today's podcast, we get a tantalizing taste of words in the wild, from the jungles to the prairie.

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The Walls of Jericho

Monday, October 04, 2010

In this podcast, Jad and Robert throw some physics at a bible story. We find out just how many trumpeters you'd actually need to blow down the walls of Jericho.

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Falling

Monday, September 20, 2010

We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.

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Voices in Your Head

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

In this podcast, Jad talks to Charles Fernyhough about the connection between thought and the voice in your head. How did it get there? And what's happening when people hear someone else's voice in their head?

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Time

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The strange, subjective nature of time -- from a sped-up spin through childhood, to a really, really slowed-down Beethoven symphony. 

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Bonus Video: Words

Monday, August 09, 2010

Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video (made to accompany our Words episode), filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of the power of language.

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Words

Monday, August 09, 2010

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour, we try to do just that.

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Secrets of Success

Monday, July 26, 2010

Robert and Malcolm Gladwell duke it out over questions of luck, talent, passion, and success.

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The Luckiest Lobster

Monday, July 12, 2010

An unlikely escape story begins in a supermarket, and ends in a boat off the coast of Maine.

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Oops

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stories of unintended consequences -- from a psychologist who may have helped create a terrorist, to a toxic lake that spawned new life.

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