Radiolab

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 450 NPR member stations.
Schedule:

Sunday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Host:
Jad Abumrad

The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad did most of his growing up in Tennessee, before studying creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. Following graduation, Abumrad wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs, including On The Media,Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, Morning Edition, All Things Considered and WNYC's "24 Hours at the Edge of Ground Zero."

Host:
Robert Krulwich

Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program that examines big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling.  Today, Radiolab is one of public radio's most popular shows.  Its podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation. In addition to Radiolab, Krulwich reports for National Public Radio. “Krulwich Wonders” is his NPR blog featuring drawings, cartoons and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science.

From Radiolab

  • Oliver Sipple
    <p class="p1">One morning, Oliver Sipple went out for a walk. A couple hours later, to his own surprise, he saved the life of the President of the United States. But in the days that followed, Sipple’s split-second act of heroism turned into a rationale for making his personal life into political opportunity. What happens next makes us wonder what a moment, or a movement, or a whole society can demand of one person. And how much is too much? </p> <p class="p1">Through newly unearthed archival tape, we hear Sipple himself grapple with some of the most vexing topics of his day and ours - privacy, identity, the freedom of the press - not to mention the bonds of family and friendship. </p> <p><em>Reported by Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte. Produced by Matt Kielty, Annie McEwen, Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte.</em></p> <p><em>Special thanks to Jerry Pritikin, Michael Yamashita, Stan Smith, Duffy Jennings; Ann Dolan, Megan Filly and Ginale Harris at the Superior Court of San Francisco; Leah Gracik, Karyn Hunt, Jesse Hamlin, The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive, Mike Amico, Jennifer Vanasco and Joey Plaster.</em></p> <p class="p1">Support Radiolab today at <a href="https://email.wnyc.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=S43G1YqqYRE6d1MO9DrSwhQEWhTzMn7fa2GRweHSdiQbnclIfQHVCA..&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2fpledge3.wnyc.org%2fdonate%2fradiolab-it%2fonestep%2f%3futm_source%3dpodcast%26utm_medium%3dnotes%26utm_campaign%3dmembership%26utm_content%3dradiolab">Radiolab.org/donate</a>.</p>
  • Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia
    <p class="p1">This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast <a href="http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510324/rough-translation"><em>Rough Translation</em>.</a></p> <p class="p1">Mohammed was having the best six months of his life - working a job he loved, making mixtapes for his sweetheart - when the communist Somali regime perp-walked him out of his own home, and sentenced him to a lifetime of solitary confinement.  With only concrete walls and cockroaches to keep him company, Mohammed felt miserable, alone, despondent.  But then one day, eight months into his sentence, he heard a whisper, a whisper that would open up a portal to - of all places and times - 19th century Russia, and that would teach him how to live and love again. </p>
  • Where the Sun Don't Shine
    Today we take a quick look up at a hole in the sky and follow an old story as it travels beyond the reach of the sun.
  • Truth Trolls
    Today, a third story of folks relentlessly searching for the truth.  But this time, the truth seekers are an unlikely bunch… internet trolls. 
  • Truth Warriors
    The stories of a few folks ready to fight the future of fakery. 
  • Breaking News
    Today, two new technological tricks that together could invade our past selves and rewrite the rules of credibility. Also, we release something terrible into the world.
  • The Ceremony
    Today, paranoia sets in: we head to The Ceremony, the top-secret, three-day launch of a new currency, wizards and math included. Halfway through, something strange happens. 
  • Revising the Fault Line
    A fresh look at how, why, and who we blame. 
  • The Gondolier
    What happens when doing what you want to do means giving up who you really are? 

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