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Where Am I?

Friday, May 05, 2006

Radiolab examines the connection between your brain and your body -- and what happens when it breaks.

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In Silence

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

There are some questions that just don't give in to experiments and data. We take on one of those questions.

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DIY Universe

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Can you make your own universe? We usually think of the universe as 'everything that exists,' so how could you make another one?

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Mischel’s Marshmallows

Monday, March 09, 2009

Psychologist Walter Mischel explains how one little test involving a marshmallow might tell you a frightening amount about what kind of person you are.

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Darwinvaganza

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Radiolab throws a birthday party for Charles Darwin! Robert Krulwich invites three experts to toast the birthday boy.

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The Obama Effect, Perhaps.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A study that finds a link between President Obama's election and the test scores of African Americans gets Jad and Robert thinking about an earlier study on a psychological effect called "stereotype threat."

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Parabolas (etc.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Special bonus of the week! A video inspired by the mathematician, Steve Strogatz. At the age of thirteen, Steve was astonished to find that pendulums and water fountains had a strange relationship that had previously been completely hidden from him.

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Yellow Fluff and Other Curious Encounters

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stories of love and loss in the name of science.

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Diagnosis

Monday, December 29, 2008

Humans love to solve problems. This hour, Diagnosis -- our attempt to find out what's wrong, and give it a label.

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Race

Monday, December 15, 2008

Radiolab asks what race is, and whether it's fixed or fluid, genes or culture?

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Sperm

Monday, December 01, 2008

We examine our beginnings, take a tour of the animal kingdom, and ponder a world where frozen sperm can last for all eternity.

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Choice

Monday, November 17, 2008

We turn up the volume on the voices in our heads, and try to get to the bottom of what really steers our decisions.

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War of the Worlds

Monday, March 24, 2008

Martians, mass media, and hysteria -- how War of the Worlds sparked panic in the 1930s, & fooled audiences again and again for decades.

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Chris And Lisa

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chris had a crush on Lisa. But how to woo her? He met her on a park bench in Chicago, handed her a stack of CD's, and sent her off on an extremely specific mission. Did it work? Find out on this week's podcast.

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Sperm Tales

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Two short pieces on sperm that hint at the new ideas and amazing stories we came across once we started following the trail of this wriggly little cell.

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Chasing Bugs

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remember the first time you ever saw an ant hill? That parade of black insects pouring in and out of a small sand mound...most of us stopped, looked, and then moved on to other parts of the playground. E. O. Wilson is the kid who never took his eyes off the mound.

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Making the Hippo Dance

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

We play some never-released tape from the vault, and reveal a bit about what techniques we used to try and make it sing.

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Quantum Cello

Monday, August 25, 2008

Jad and cellist Zoe Keating discuss the physics (if not metaphysics) of looping sound, and how to use a 17th century instrument to make avant-garde electronic music.

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The (Multi) Universe(s)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Robert and Brian Greene discuss what's beyond the horizon of our universe, what you might wear in infinite universes with finite pairs of designer shoes, and why the Universe and swiss cheese have more in common than you think.

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Tell Me A Story

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Robert Krulwich's commencement speech at California Institute of Technology gets at the heart of what we do here at Radiolab. It's a treat to hear his passion. We enjoyed it. And we thought you might too.

 

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