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...

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Recent Shows

Jul 23  Radiolab: Who Am I?

The "mind" and "self" were formerly the domain of philosophers and priests. But in this hour of Radiolab, neurologists lead the charge on profound questions like "How does the brain make me?" Listen at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. PT.

Jul 16  Radiolab: Words

It's almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that. Listen at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. PT.

May 28  Radiolab: Black Box

This hour, we examine three very different kinds of black boxes—those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we know what’s coming out, but what happens in-between is a mystery.
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May 21  Radiolab: Deception

Lies, liars, and lie catchers. This hour of Radiolab asks if it's possible for anyone to lead a life without deception.
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May 14  Radiolab: Oops

Oops. In this hour of Radiolab, stories of unintended consequences.
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Apr 30  Radiolab: Blame

We've all felt it, that irresistible urge to point the finger. But new technologies are complicating age-old moral conundrums about accountability.

Apr 23  Radiolab: Placebo

With new research demonstrating the startling power of the placebo effect, this hour of Radiolab examines the chemical consequences of belief and imagination.

Apr 16  Radiolab: Race

This hour of Radiolab, a look at race. When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis."

Apr 02  The Soul Patch

We get to know a man who struggles, and mostly fails, to contain his violent outbursts...until he meets a bird who can keep him in check. Men who are face-blind, share workarounds that help them figure out who they're talking to.

Mar 26  Radio Lab: Apocalyptical

In this live stage performance, Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow. Wednesdays at noon on the News station, or just listen to it here.
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