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.  

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Robert Krulwich
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8:00am

Sat June 9, 2012
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Radiolab: Escape

Open bird cage
jumpinjimmyjava

Airs Monday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m.  The walls are closing in, you've got no way out...and then, suddenly, you escape! This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs. We meet a man who's broken out of jail more times than anyone alive, travel to the edge of the solar system ... to a boundary beyond which we know nothing, and we hear the story of a blind kid who freed himself from an unhappy childhood by climbing into the telephone system, and bending it to his will.

8:00pm

Mon May 28, 2012
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Radiolab: Patient Zero

Airs Monday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. The greatest mysteries all have a shadowy figure at the center-someone who sets things in motion and holds the key to how the rest of the story unfolds. In epidemiology, this central character is known as Patient Zero-the case at the heart of an outbreak. This hour, Radiolab hunts for Patient Zeroes from all over the map. We start with the story of perhaps the most iconic Patient Zero of all time: Typhoid Mary. Then, we dive into a molecular detective story to pinpoint the beginning of the AIDS, and we re-imagine the moment the virus that caused the global pandemic sprang to life. After that, we're left wondering if you can trace the spread of an idea the way you can trace the spread of a disease. In the end, we find ourselves faced with a choice between competing claims about the origin of the high five.

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8:00am

Sat May 19, 2012
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Radiolab: Loops

Heavy Traffic Meitetsu train at Kanayama, Nagoya.
Vitroid Getty Images

Airs Monday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. So much of life is organized by cycles-seasons, biological rhythms, even our ideas of consciousness. In this episode, Radiolab looks at some of the surprising ways that loops steer our lives, and asks what happens when we disturb them.

8:00pm

Mon May 14, 2012
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Radiolab: Games

Basketball hoop
Sean

Airs Monday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m.  A good game--whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table--can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?

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8:00pm

Mon May 7, 2012
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Radiolab: Talking to Machines

Wire Head
Paul Moody

Airs Monday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m.
What can machines tell us about being human? This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."

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