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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Permalink

Radiolab: Falling

There are so many ways to fall—in love, asleep, even flat on your face. This hour, Radiolab dives into stories of great falls. 

We jump into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, upend some myths about falling cats, and plunge into our favorite songs about falling.

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Letting Go

Two stories about heart-stopping falls:

1. Falling Time: David Eagleman gets to the bottom of what goes on in our brains during those life or death moments when time seems to slow way down. 

2. Falling in Love: Lulu Miller brings us the story of Sarita and Simon, who fell in...and then out...of love.

Taking the Plunge

Three stories that upend our pre-conceived notions about falling.

 

Still Hanging On

Two stories of falling in everyday life, and one fantastical leap:

6. Falling Asleep: Professor Frederick Coolidge argues that our tree-dwelling ancestors are to blame for a hiccup in our sleeping patterns. 

7. Walking as Falling: David Eagleman explains walking as the act of calibrating our steps to turn falls into forward motion. 

8. Falling Apart: Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a one-way trip into a black hole.