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A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder.

WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.

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Rebecca Boyd

wait... where is part one and two?

Apr 18th
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Sean McElroy

It this what it's like in the city? Everyone in this story, with the possible exception of the narrator's mother, is massively obnoxious.

Apr 17th
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Laxmi Woodham

How tender and heartbreaking. It causes wonder at the unknown lives that have crossed paths and may share intimacies beyond comprehension. That young woman, whoever she may be, has at least one more stranger rooting for her.

Apr 8th
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Mae Lee Arant

I understand that Nancy became intrusive in her stance rather than educational and encouraging in her animal rights stance but I also tire of media ( you radiolab) being superior in how you label vegetarians as self righteous and militant. Like it or not, animal cruelty is a huge problem in this world of factory farming and the truth is, most have chosen to ignore the issues animal cruelty, environmental destruction and the very real and legitimate moral question of eating meat because ribs and burgers because they taste good. We must take ownership of our choices and have reasonable conversation about these issues without the dismissive attacks against vegetarians by simply labeling them as self righteous; the truth is that they are irritating because they are right.

Apr 7th
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Ryan Persaud

I love episodes that start off as some quirky human interest story but have a much bigger issue in mind. This was really great and I think, quite compassionate.

Apr 3rd
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Heather Boylen

I have lots of friends and no trauma I want to hide. I just like the way drugs make me feel. I use buprenorphine now. I appreciated this episode.

Apr 3rd
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Christoffer Enfors

problem is lack of EQ and sexually retarded men..

Apr 3rd
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Wendy Bruder

it's so ~wonderful~ when people move to a new place and immediately start complaining about the place and trying to change it to suit THEIR needs. Not surprised she is vegan too.

Apr 2nd
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Ryan Persaud

Wendy Bruder If nobody questioned anything on the basis of tradition, nothing would ever change. Not that I believe cowbells should be banned, but damn we need a bit of nuance

Apr 3rd
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Laxmi Woodham

Late listener to this podcast/show, but, wow! Thank you Radiolab for all that I am learning. Incredible stuff!

Apr 2nd
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Andrea Addington

Laxmi Woodham Love this show too! a valuable source of inspiration.

Apr 2nd
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Adam Mansour

a bit weird to have a second re upload in such a short time, but i still really enjoyed the episode

Apr 2nd
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Mark Loewen

it

Mar 31st
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M F

Really takes an ideological turn at the end.

Mar 30th
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Holly Noel

Spoiler alert: Crystals do not heal cancer.

Mar 29th
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nono

Holly Noel Trust her, she's an "animal rights activist."

Apr 3rd
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Wendy Bruder

this is all very disturbing to me. there are too many people on this planet without brokering reproductive products like this. it's disgusting how much money is involved in bringing new humans into the world when there are SO many suffering and starving to death already. it's completely unethical.

Mar 27th
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Lauren R

William besinski is the composer who does the music tape loops, in case anyone else was looking for him. shame they didn't put him in the notes.

Mar 25th
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Mariann Offtermatt

The discussion of picking up dog waste puzzles me. When folks walk their pups, pick up after them and then place the bags on the ground or elsewhere where are all these bags? Does anyone see them piling up anywhere? I've never had the experience of seeing the same bags day after day. Typically, I see them dropped at the edge of sidewalks and lawns but then gone by the next day. I used to drop mine on the path where walking and pick them up on the way back. Mostly because I had two dogs and needed two hands free. Plus, they smell awful. Now I have a little pup pouch (gifted to me by my friend Paul;) so I can cart them with me till we get home to discard.

Mar 21st
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Sabine

If another investigator who has never heard of this phenomenon would repeat the bank robber description experiment (under the impression it is being done for the first time), what would happen? Does the fact that one human already has induced the shrinkage affect a completely independent observer?

Mar 19th
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Sabine

Sabine Argh. I hope the answer is no. Argh imagine what hope might be doing to our data!!

Mar 19th
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Sarah Plane

When discussing how dogs distinguish between men and women, I feel like one major issue may have been overlooked. A dog's most prevalent sense is smell, so doesn't it stand to reason that if a dog can be trained to sniff out cancerous cells in a person, they could also smell the difference between males and females?

Mar 19th
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Mick Harrison

Time for RGB to go! 😀

Mar 10th
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Matt Haas

when radiolab does a loop the loop by looping the loop episode

Mar 2nd
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