Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.
Jad and Robert just finished up their AMA on reddit. Thanks redditors!
Thank you so much for your show. Just been listening to the "Hypnotist and the warts". I am reminded that they perform open heart surgery using acupuncture as anesthetic. How does that work?
Hey Robert and Jad,
My wife and I listen to a lot of talk radio and podcasts with our young sons(2 y/o and 5 weeks) around. We were curious of the effect that listening to people talk on the radio has on children as opposed to say music. Would it improve verbal and communication skills? Or would more music be a better influence on them
You are the best, BUTTTTT - about your program about Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" premier in Paris, you know, the one where blood was shed among the rioting audience members? You did a program trying to figure out how the sound of the still extraordinarily original sounding score caused people to go berserk; well, you forgot to consider a component of that experience that was as much, if not more, of a factor in causing people to respond as they did: the choreography. Vaslav Nijinsky choreographed something that still looks strange to our much more experienced eyes, and I believe the kinesthetic experience of the accompanying ballet may very well have been thing that pushed everything over the edge.
Thanks for giving me my say,
offended at the omittance, ex-professional dancer, and run-on sentence writer,
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