Loops

Loops

Update: 2019-02-22134
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Our lives are filled with loops that hurt us, heal us, make us laugh, and, sometimes, leave us wanting more. This hour, Radiolab revisits the strange things that emerge when something happens, then happens again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and… well, again.


In this episode of Radiolab, Jad and Robert try to explain an inexplicable comedy act, listen to a loop that literally dies in your ear, and they learn about a loop that sent a shudder up the collective spine of mathematicians everywhere. Finally, they talk to a woman who got to watch herself think the thought that she was watching herself think the thought that she was watching herself think the thought that ... you get the point.


With Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler,  Alex Bellos, Steven Strogatz, Janna Levin, and Melanie Thernstrom. Plus mind-bending musical accompaniment from Laguardia Arts High School singers Nathaniel Sabat, Julian Soto, Eli Greenhoe, Kelly Efthimiu, Julia Egan, and Ruby Froom.


You can find the video Christine Campbell made of her mom Mary Sue here.










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Comments (11)

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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Matt Haas

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

Mar 2nd
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J R

Nothing wrong with a replay.

Feb 28th
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Mark Johnson

thank you for your comments. I think I will skip this.

Feb 23rd
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Robert Hendler

at least put something in the description if it's a rerun

Feb 22nd
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Joe Kerr

Ads throughout completely taking you out of the story,for the love of God put em at the beginning or the end. #simples

Feb 22nd
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Austin Hodges

doesn't upload for weeks asks for donations then uploads a reupload pretending its a new one. lmao unsubscribed. ill spend my time with podcasts actually uploading content on a regular basis

Feb 22nd
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Rick Wagner

Austin Hodges What a baby. these podcasts cost you zero money yet you have some high expectations. try being happy they make you shows for free. you probably complain about commercials as well when it takes 3 clicks to deal with them

Mar 3rd
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Alexandra P

Austin Hodges This seems like an odd way to phrase things. If there are episodes you're ultimately not listening to, or there are gaps between episodes, then that's time you aren't spending on the podcast. It's immaterial whether you unsubscribe or not; you're not saving any time, and the time you're spending on other shows is time you'd still have available.

Feb 24th
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