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12: Proof

Monday, August 10, 2009

This week on the podcast, we continue our meditations on death (our After Life episode had eleven). We'll throw a new one at you each day, all week long, culminating in a very special treat at the end of the week.

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After Life

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.

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In Defense of Darwin?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Robert challenges Richard Dawkins on a number of sticky spots on the subject of biological evolution.

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Are We Coins?

Monday, June 29, 2009

We follow up on our Stochasticity show with an exploration pf whether the little choices we make every day are predictable or not.

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Stochasticity Bonus Video!

Monday, June 15, 2009

We have a special bonus this week to accompany our Stochasticity episode. We asked our friends, Higher Mammals to produce a song and video for our Stochasticity show. We hope you find it completely Random!

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Stochasticity

Monday, June 15, 2009

How stochasticity -- a wonderfully smarty-pants word for randomness -- drives our lives, and the patterns we see around us.

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Stayin' Alive

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

A look at four unconventional ways to stay alive.

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AV Smackdown . . . The Podcast

Monday, May 18, 2009

We open up an age old can of worms at WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space: which medium is superior -- television or radio? Jad and Robert face off, with This American Life's Ira Glass as referee.

 

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Juana Molina

Monday, May 04, 2009

Sometimes on the podcast, we like to talk about musicians and the music they make. Today we introduce you to Juana Molina. Last season we used some of her of music in the breaks for the Sperm show.

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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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