Radiolab

Tuesday's at 7 pm
Jad Abumrad

Radiolab is a Peabody Award Winning program that merges radio and audio art in a unique way. Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we'll feed it with possibility. Radiolab is hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich and produced by a team of radio artists who take the art of radio to new extremes.  

Local Host(s): 
Robert Krulwich
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8:00pm

Mon July 16, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Stochasticity

Airs Monday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.  Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand just how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.  Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, meet two friends whose meeting seems to defy pure chance, and take a close look at some very noisy bacteria.

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8:00pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Lucy

Airs Monday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family. Is this kind of cross-species co-habitation an utterly stupid idea? Or might it be our one last hope as more and more humans fill up the planet? This hour of Radiolab: stories of trying to live together. A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups and downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture (be careful, they bite).

12:00am

Sat June 30, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Ghost Stories

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
Captain Hubert C. Provand Country Life Magazine

Airs Monday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m.  Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way to journey to find out whether spirits exist.

8:00am

Sat June 23, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: When Brains Attack!

Brain Scan
PBS

Airs Monday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m.  In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.

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8:00pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Radiolab: Guts

Guts
Charles Michelet

Airs Monday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m.  This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core through the story of a human science experiment, listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain, and talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.

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