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2nd show in LA added to Radiolab Live: Symmetry

Friday, February 18, 2011

Woohoo! We're going to stay another night in Los Angeles to do a second performance of our Radiolab Live: Symmetry show. Tickets for the new 3/24 show at UCLA's Royce Hall are on sale now.

Each performance will feature live scoring from cellist Zoe Keating, as Jad and Robert explore symmetry...or how order and balance shape the world around us.

Though our NYC, Seattle, and first Los Angeles shows are all currently sold out, rush tickets may become available on the day of each performance--check with individual box offices for more info on day-of-show seats:

SOLD OUT Monday, March 14 – NYU Skirball Center / New York City, NY

SOLD OUT Tuesday, March 15 – NYU Skirball Center / New York City, NY

SOLD OUT Wednesday, March 23 – Royce Hall at UCLA / Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, March 24 – Royce Hall at UCLA / Los Angeles, CA

SOLD OUT Wednesday, March 30 – The 5th Avenue Theatre / Seattle, WA




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Comments [132]


Everyone here is the photo of Lincoln :)

Jun. 01 2011 12:45 AM
Jeremy Campbell

Photos of Lincoln found!

Apr. 22 2011 10:50 PM

The second LA show was outstanding and Zoe Keating added just the right touch. We'll never view symmetry in quite the same way. (That was quite a looooong line to gaze into the symmetry mirror)

BTW, we missed out on the Wednesday Radiolab tickets and jumped on the Thursday show as soon as we heard the announcement, so we REALLY sympathize with those pleading for a second Seattle show. I suspect Radiolab is more popular that you may know.

Apr. 17 2011 02:19 PM
neermar from S. Illinois

I cannot find the Lincoln photo either. Did the suggestion - find a Lincoln photo, put into photoshop and flip the image. I was not as put-off as the audience. Perhaps because I am a lefty???

Apr. 16 2011 05:07 PM

same here where is lincoln's part image?

Apr. 16 2011 05:01 PM
P Funk from Wisconsin

page not found...still looking for Lincoln's hair part image.

Apr. 16 2011 04:50 PM
Colonel Henry

Lincoln Mirror Image:

Apr. 11 2011 08:53 PM
john from new york

i love the Internet:'s_hair_parted_on_the_left_in_The_Lincoln_Memorial_and_on_the_right_on_the_5_bill

turns out its not a mirror image - the little bump he has in his right cheek is on the right side in all his photos, left part or right part, so they did actually part his hair on the right for just the photo session listed above and by accident, the 5 dollar bill engraving. go figure :)

Apr. 09 2011 01:12 AM
john from New York

check out a 5 dollar bill...guess what - it looks like it's a flipped image - Lincoln's hair part is on the right. If you hold up the 5 dollar bill to a mirror, you see it on the left and he looks much more normal. The question is, why did they flip him in the first place?

Apr. 09 2011 12:42 AM

I copied the Lincoln photos for the Facebook-avoiders. Get your photos here. Maybe it's because I'm mostly ambidextrous, but I didn't really see the difference the audience seemed to respond to in the show.

Apr. 08 2011 11:12 PM
sally from brooklyn, ny

what about twins?

Apr. 08 2011 09:52 PM
Cathy from Coral Gables FL

I'm listening to Symmetry as a repeat on WNYC and looking here there are STILL none of the promised photos. And, there are now several notes from other deprived listeners. So, what gives? You don't care? Kinda looks like it...

Apr. 08 2011 09:49 PM
Dave from Brooklyn, NY

Photos too much grief to find. Guess I'll just enjoy the radio show. Too much trouble messing around online. Great show guys -- and gals.

Apr. 08 2011 09:39 PM
Michael from Hopatcong, NJ

I too would like to see the ABE Lincoln
photos, as Radiolab promised. But I don't do facebook, so what's to be done in that case?

Apr. 08 2011 05:36 PM

You can see the Abe Lincoln pics on the Radiolab facebook page.

Apr. 08 2011 04:40 PM
Brooklynindy from Brooklyn

I couldn't find it, so instead I did this: google Lincoln's photos, download any well-known pic to your "My Pictures" folder, open the photo for editing and "flip horizontal."

He looks....weird.

Apr. 08 2011 04:38 PM
Janny from New York

Yes, please let us know where the Abe pix are. It was a fascinating show!

Apr. 08 2011 04:28 PM

where are the abe pics?????

Apr. 08 2011 04:10 PM
Dave K from Brooklyn, NY

Where are the dam Araham Lincoln photos!?

Apr. 08 2011 03:59 PM
nanette_m from wnyc

can't find the asymmetric photos of lincoln...????

Apr. 08 2011 03:58 PM


Apr. 08 2011 03:51 PM

No pictures of symmetry anywhere to be found...and clearly I'm not the only one who can't find them.

Where are the pictures of the Hair Part on Abraham Lincoln???

Apr. 08 2011 03:51 PM

Where are the Araham Lincoln photos?

Apr. 08 2011 03:48 PM

I can't find the Lincoln photos either.

Apr. 08 2011 03:48 PM
Anne from New York

Would love to see those pictures of Abraham Lincoln. Where are they?

Apr. 08 2011 03:47 PM
chavisa from Chavisa

I've been looking all over the website. Where are these pictures?

Apr. 08 2011 03:42 PM
Nichole from Seattle

So great seeing Jad and Robert live. A well put together show! Thanks so much. This was the highlight of my month! Please tour here again and keep podcasts coming!

Apr. 01 2011 12:11 AM
Debbie from Seattle

That was fun. Thanks Radiolab!

Mar. 31 2011 03:37 PM

I have an extra ticket for Seattle tonight. 206-605-6893 if you want it.

Mar. 30 2011 06:30 PM

Any shows coming to the midwest? Chicago, Nashville, Cinci....

Mar. 28 2011 01:17 PM
terrie from Sebastopol

The show last night at the Brava Theater in SF was amazing! I am a huge fan (carrying my radio lab tote around proudly) and am thrilled to have seen the show live! Zoe was incredible! Thank you so much for the excellent show!

Mar. 28 2011 09:31 AM
chrishoffmeier from Stillwater, Oklahoma

I think I have defined the known universe.
I was listening to your show when I started to have the cascade of ideas...

Mar. 27 2011 10:32 PM

melinna, the SF show is tomorrow (Sunday) night. You've probably missed your chance. Maybe craigslist?

Mar. 27 2011 03:08 AM
m:rod from chicago, il

come to Chicago!

Mar. 26 2011 06:55 PM
Marge from Long Beach, Ca.

I had the very great pleasure of being at Royce Hall last night. Wonderful show! BUT, when demonstrating the importance of which side the hair is parted on, you used the image of Abraham Lincoln and simply flipped it. This brought a startled reaction - amazing. However, what you had shown us was what Lincoln would have seen in the mirror. A bit of digital manipulation to change the hair part to the other side was what was called for. What do you think?
Thanks so much for the wonderfully thought provoking shows you do.
All the best,

Mar. 25 2011 04:55 PM
Hana from Los Angeles, CA

Just saw the LA show - awesome! It's so weird to see you guys live. And Zoë was amazing as expected.

Mar. 25 2011 03:53 AM
Stephen from LA

if you want to see the real LA here it is:

Mar. 24 2011 05:45 PM

You guys are fu#@ing monsters!

Mar. 24 2011 02:04 PM
AG from Los Angeles

On the subject of symmetry, you might consider exploring the issue through "mirror image" identical twins. I have a good friend who is one-- his hair parts one way and his brother's parts the other (apropos the episode), he is right handed and his brother left-handed, etc.

Mar. 24 2011 02:14 AM

Please come to San Francisco or the Bay Area....

Mar. 23 2011 04:39 PM
Ari Herman from Olympia

PLEASE consider doing a second show in Seattle. I am a huge fan!

Mar. 23 2011 12:56 PM
Patty from Santa Monica

oh...for the 4 me at

Mar. 22 2011 06:49 PM
patty from Santa Monica

I have 4 amazing 12th row/center tickets for Thursday night show. anyone interested?
ticket price was $50. let me know. thanks

Mar. 22 2011 06:46 PM
Amy from Seattle, WA

Another show in Seattle please!

Mar. 22 2011 02:24 PM
PScott from Venice, CA

Hi! I have an extra ticket to see Radiolab live at UCLA this Wednesday and none of my friends are available!
If you're a fan of the show, email me and maybe we can go together. Nothing skeezy, no strings attached. Just would love to share this with someone who is also a big fan of the show. Of course it'd also be nice to meet someone new as well.
My favorite episodes: musical language, and animal language

Mar. 22 2011 02:07 AM
Joe from seattle


Mar. 21 2011 08:07 PM
Mary from Astoria, Oregon

Please consider another showing in Seattle for all us people in Oregon who will travel to Seattle just to see Radio Lab.

Mar. 21 2011 04:17 PM
Albert from Pomona

How much earlier than the time on the ticket should I get to the LA show?

Mar. 18 2011 01:43 AM

Not only am I *begging* for another Seattle show, I'm willing to help find a venue! We can seat about 500-600 people...

Mar. 17 2011 07:28 PM
Audrey from Seattle

Please add another Seattle show!

Mar. 15 2011 02:23 PM
Michael from NYC

Congratulations on a beautiful show last night. My fiancé had a suggestion: make a t-shirt out of the one lonely electron that survives annihilation. He would make an adorable and meaningful mascot for Radiolab (in addition, of course, to the classic goat-cow).


Mar. 15 2011 09:17 AM
Adam from Philadelphia

What about Philadelphia??

Mar. 14 2011 11:59 PM
Marchette from seattle

Yes, please, Seattle more shows!

Mar. 14 2011 04:27 PM
Meredith from Seattle

Adding one more plea -- add another Seattle show please! :)

Mar. 14 2011 01:33 AM
Randy S from Issaquah

Second show in Seattle Please! We may not be as big as LA, but I bet we have more NPR listeners!

Mar. 13 2011 12:38 AM
Karim Attoui from Los Angeles

Ah! i'd love to go! But why are the ticket prices so expensive??

What happened to spreading the knowledge and information. Tickets shouldn't cost more than 5$ (tops!).

Mar. 13 2011 12:07 AM
onetwotree from Portland, OR

We west coast folk operate on an admittedly skewed time frame. If you say be there at 9am, we'll be there by 9:30am. If you post a show date for March 30th, we'll start considering it perhaps a week or two before. It's a social, cultural anomaly.

That said, I second the motion for a second show and a second chance in Seattle!

Mar. 12 2011 07:14 PM

another seattle show please ∞

Mar. 11 2011 10:50 PM
Anna from Seattle

Please add another Seattle show!!!!!

Mar. 11 2011 07:00 PM
brenda from Seattle

Please add another showing in Seattle!!

Mar. 10 2011 05:54 PM

Another vote for Radiolab in San Francisco! or better yet, Ber(ser)keley!!! :)

Mar. 10 2011 02:43 AM
JP from Seattle


Mar. 09 2011 06:00 PM
Evan Neidich

Please one more show for the east coast!!! I'll go anywhere in EST to gaze upon radio lab with my own eyes.

Mar. 08 2011 07:14 PM
skye wait from SEATTLE goddamnit.

More Seattle shows PLEASE!!

Mar. 08 2011 06:53 PM
Alex from Seattle

PLEASE add a second Seattle show!

Mar. 08 2011 01:05 PM
Janice from Utah

Zoe Keating and Radiolab?! *swoons*

Mar. 07 2011 08:40 PM
Jimbo from Seattle

Another show in Seattle please!!!

Mar. 07 2011 02:17 PM
Lady from Michigan

While you're at it... please come to Michigan. Really, please.

Mar. 07 2011 12:35 PM
Charlie Soncrant from Seattle

Yes, agree with the many other folks in Seattle ... please add another show.

Mar. 07 2011 11:37 AM

Yay! RadioLab's coming to UCLA!!!

Mar. 07 2011 12:43 AM
Katie from Seattle

SOLD OUT??? I vote YES for a second Seattle show. Pretty Please???

Mar. 06 2011 11:38 PM
Allison Wildman

Forget a second show in Seattle - do a first show in Portland! It's just down the road...

Mar. 06 2011 07:50 PM
Amy Roon from Seattle, WA

Second Show Seattle! Second Show Seattle!

Turn this emoticon around! :-(

Mar. 06 2011 05:25 PM
August from Seattle

I Second (third? fourth? two-hundredth?) the motion to add a second show in Seattle. It's only fair! Plus, Seattle is an awesome place to hang out for an extra day

Mar. 06 2011 01:37 AM
Allison from Near Seattle

Please, please, puhleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase add a second show to Seattle. I am so hooked on Radiolab, and I am converting al my tech-geek friends to radio listeners (well, Radiolab listeners) ;-)

Mar. 05 2011 11:26 PM
Person from Seattle

I did get tickets for the Seattle show, but I echo the requests to add another one. There are so many people I was hoping to recommend this live show to... Seattle is the unequivocal mecca for navel gazers with over-sized brains. You can stay and do an extra show at my 900 sq.ft. apartment if you get desperate... but you will definitely sell out an extra show!

Mar. 05 2011 08:32 PM
Jenn from Olympia, WA

Add another Seattle Show please!

Mar. 05 2011 12:36 AM
Summer from Oakland, CA

You must be insane for coming to LA but not San Francisco!

Mar. 04 2011 08:43 PM
imp oddity from Olympia, WA

I've been listening for years, and naturally when there's a show in the NW, tickets are gone in the speed of light. I do not stand alone when i beg, beg, BEG(!!!) for a second Seattle show. We love Jad, Robert and the entire RadioLab crew and y'all need another night in Seatown so we can show how we do it up in the NW. Just sayin'..... ;)

Mar. 04 2011 07:13 PM
Alice from Seattle

Please add another Seattle show! Please, please, please!

Mar. 04 2011 03:48 PM
Rob from CO

3rd the Denver motion!!! (or better yet, Colorado Springs).

Long time listener, love the show, guys. Wow you two look so different than I imagined. :)

Just signed up for Carbonite with your promo code. Keep up the great work!

Mar. 04 2011 08:43 AM
Isaac from Salem, OR

I would love to see the show in Portland or even drive up to Seattle to see it! Add another show!

Mar. 03 2011 08:53 PM
Naomi from Seattle

Another vote for a 2nd Seattle show!!

Mar. 03 2011 06:53 PM

please! please stay on for another day in seattle! if you need a place to stay or something, we've got an extra room.

Mar. 03 2011 06:36 PM
Jessica from Seattle

I vote for another show in Seattle, too!!!

Mar. 03 2011 05:54 PM

Went online to buy my Radiolab live tickets today March 3rd and Seattle show is sold out. Would love it if a second show was added.

Mar. 03 2011 04:25 PM
Todd from Seattle

I also request a 2nd show in Seattle. PLEASE!

Mar. 03 2011 02:32 PM
stan from seattle

second show in seattle please!

Mar. 02 2011 09:03 PM
Rebanka from Portland, Oregon

Hello!?!?? Portland is just a short trip down I-5 and we are hard core public radio supporters!

Or just add another Seattle show because I would totally drive up to see the show live! Absolutely love the show and find it incredibly inspiring! Keep it up!

Mar. 02 2011 08:04 PM

Yes, please have another show in Seattle! I'm visiting friends out in the Pacific NW and I was bummed when I saw the Seattle show was sold out.

Mar. 02 2011 06:21 PM
Leighan from Seattle

My heart is broken! I've been listening for years and would love to be at this event! Please, stay in Seattle for one more day!

Mar. 02 2011 03:18 PM
Rick in SF from SF

I also have to ask why no shows in SF? The fourth largest radio market in the US, a huge supporter of public radio, and you're going right past? What's up with that?

Mar. 02 2011 12:31 PM
Brian from Seattle

The order, the symmetry... the CHAOS: Oh my!


Dear Radio Lab, please, please balance out this ratio. Another vote for a second Seattle show!

Mar. 02 2011 02:12 AM
Mark from UCLA

Aw man, the LA shows are during our spring break! I got really excited about the shows in our very own Royce Hall until I realized that campus will be a ghost town while you're here. I'd love it if you stuck around til the next week!

Mar. 02 2011 01:52 AM
Bryson from Seattle

Since you're doing two night's in NY and LA, you need to add another night in Seattle for your tour to be symmetrical.

Mar. 01 2011 07:46 PM
Mr Lange from Seattle

Please please please add another Seattle show!

Mar. 01 2011 01:41 PM
Gia from Seattle

Another Seattle show please please please.

Feb. 28 2011 10:22 PM
Coral from Seattle

Robert and Jad, you'll love Seattle so much that you'll really be glad you decided to stay another night for a second Seattle performance. I'll put you up and make you dinner too...

Feb. 28 2011 09:33 PM
Melissas Struyk from seattle, WA

Oh no! Please add another show to your Seattle stop!! Tickets are sold out

Feb. 28 2011 08:48 PM
Abby from Houston, Texas

Please come and do a show in Houston! The ones you are doing in LA are on a school day, so there is only a 65% chance I will get to come and I have dreamed about seeing you guys live for years!! Come to Houston, Texas!

Feb. 28 2011 06:56 PM
Ron Frob from Seattle!

We need more Seattle! Please please please please!

Feb. 28 2011 03:14 PM
Ashley from Seattle

Please, pretty please add a second Seattle show! I just found out about this event and it's already sold out.

I so want to give my father-in-law tickets to this for his birthday, he would love it. I'll be keeping an eye out for an added show!!

Feb. 28 2011 02:41 PM

So looking forward to the LA show - a listener from my own weekly podcast 'The Because Show' tipped me off to Radiolab a few months ago and I immediately became hooked. I love the stories have a extra layer of production value, not just straight narrative. Keep up the good work!

Feb. 28 2011 01:36 PM
Taylor from Seattle

Oh please oh please, another Seattle show! :)

Feb. 28 2011 02:40 AM

Another request for another Seattle show! We'll drive all the way from Portland for it! :)

Feb. 28 2011 02:03 AM

Please add another Seattle show!

Feb. 27 2011 08:52 PM
Luis Garcia from Seattle ish

Please, please, do another show. A friend turned me on to the show and have been hooked ever since. I wanted to surprise her with tickets and be the coolest guy in the universe. Another show in Seattle, Please!!!

Feb. 27 2011 07:30 PM
Jasmine Woo from Seattle, WA

2nd show in Seattle, please!!!

Feb. 26 2011 10:31 PM

Me and my boyfriend need to see this show in Seattle for the life of us :'( Please peez peez add another show! I'll even bake cookies with lots of radio lab love!

Feb. 26 2011 08:20 PM
Mae from Seattle

Seattle is sold out :-(. Please add another show!

Feb. 26 2011 04:26 PM
karen from seattle, wa

i'm incredibly devastated about the seattle show. please, please do another night. i'll personally invite 500 people to make it worth your time. okay, i'm really not that popular, but-- jad and robert, radiolab is my favourite podcast of all time and i am desperate for a chance to see you live. please consider.

Feb. 26 2011 02:20 PM

please please please... another show in Seattle!!!

Feb. 26 2011 01:25 PM
Chloe from Seattle

Another Seattle show please! I am so bummed that I may miss this, please, please, please do another show.

Feb. 26 2011 11:51 AM
Matthew from Seattle

Found out about this yesterday listening to a podcast. But the Seattle show is sold out, even though it says here that there are still tickets. :(

So, another vote for another night in Seattle!

Feb. 26 2011 09:38 AM

Another request for another night in Seattle

Feb. 26 2011 12:30 AM
Trevor from San Francisco

As long as you're going to be on this coast, please come to SF (it's in between LA and Seatlle)

Feb. 25 2011 09:37 PM
Chris from Beaverton

I was really hoping to come to this for my birthday, but I was too slow if in getting tickets. Please add another performance.

Feb. 24 2011 08:57 PM
Jarrod from Seattle

Seattle show sold out more than a month in advance :( Please add another night!

Feb. 24 2011 07:49 PM
Michelle from Seattle

Since the Seattle show is sold out, any chance that you'll add a second night?

Feb. 24 2011 06:03 PM
Drew from Santa Monica

Woot woot! UCLA!! Can't wait to see you guys in SoCal!!

Feb. 24 2011 02:28 PM
Roq from Seattle, WA

Please add another Seattle show! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! :))))

Feb. 24 2011 01:04 PM
Pasadena Intergarlictic from Pasadena, California

Welcome to L.A. Hope you have a good time.

Feb. 23 2011 05:27 PM
Marcus from Santa Cruz

Two shows in LA and none in San Fran???

Feb. 22 2011 06:42 PM

I second and third the request for another show in Seattle. Only seats in the back row of the back balcony remain for March 30th. Please consider :).

Feb. 22 2011 05:52 PM

Ok guys, you've got two shows in NY and two in LA. Now how about adding another show in Seattle? Pretty please. Your venue here is in between productions and can very likely accommodate you. I checked :-)

Feb. 22 2011 05:44 PM
Indigo from Sacramento

What a treat!!! I am soooo excited!
The LA show is not showing up on ticketmaster :(
The links are not working???

Feb. 22 2011 12:44 AM
Marc Alexis from Vancouver,BCCanada

I love your show, but I became cross with you guys during your "Stochasticity" show.

You suggested that no one cares about ice hockey.

Well I'm from Vancouver, BC and I am taking upon myself the position of spokesperson for Canada.

All 30 million of us (except for my friend, Jon) care deeply about hockey. Can't say the same for baseball, or basketbal lor football.

Feb. 21 2011 02:09 PM
Leslie from Seattle

Any chance of a second show for late Seattle fans?

Feb. 20 2011 11:09 PM
Michael from Sydney, Australia

Get your arses to Australia. I can see it, a red carpet Sydney Opera House event...?

Feb. 20 2011 06:38 PM
Elizabeth from Tucson

Please, please, please consider doing a live show broadcast nationwide (for those of us in the provinces).

--A rabid fan in Tucson

Feb. 20 2011 11:19 AM
Greg Linch

Any plans for an upcoming DC trip?

Feb. 20 2011 12:55 AM

I would like to second the Denver motion

Feb. 18 2011 12:16 PM

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