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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Upcoming Shows

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Mar 12  Radiolab: Zoos

In a cruel trick of evolution, humans can stand just three feet from a ferocious animal and still be perfectly safe. This hour, Radiolab goes to the zoo.
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Mar 19  Radio Lab: Pop Music

This hour of Radiolab: pop music's pull. Some songs have the nefarious power to stick mercilessly in our heads, and some songs have the transcendent allure to overcome cultural differences. Today at noon on the News Station, or online, right here.

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.

Recent Shows

Oct 16  Radiolab: Guts

This hour, we dive into the messy mystery in the middle of us. What's going on down there? And what can the rumblings deep in our bellies tell us about ourselves? 12 p.m. on the News Station.

Jul 31  Radiolab: Hidden Truths

In this hour of Radiolab, a series of stories about uncovering surprising truths hidden in plain sight. 12pm PT Wednesday on the News Channel.

Jul 24  Radiolab: Escape

We kick things off with a true escape artist -- a man who’s broken out of jail more times than anyone alive. Then, the ingeniously simple question that led Isaac Newton to an enormous intellectual breakthrough. 12pm PT Wednesday on the News Station.

Jul 17  Radiolab: Parasites

Could parasites be the shadowy hands that pull the strings of life? We explore nature's moochers, with tales of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and even mind-controlled humans (kinda, maybe). 12pm PT on the News Station.

Jul 10  The Good Show

In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another? 12 pm PT Wednesday on the News Station.

Jul 03  Radiolab: Oops

You come up with a great idea. You devise a plan. You control for every imaginable variable. And once everything’s in place, the train hops your carefully laid tracks.Then... 12pm PT on the News Station.

Jun 28  Radiolab: Inner Voices

We explore the voices inside our heads. From a child forming his or her first thought to the nagging feeling that you're bound to fail, we'll delve into all the ways that the voices in our heads shape us, help us, and sometimes hurt us. 9am & 9pm PT.

Jun 14  Radiolab: Animal Minds

In this hour of Radiolab, stories of cross-species communication. When we gaze into the eyes of a wild animal, or even a beloved pet, can we ever really know what they might be thinking? Listen Friday at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. PT.

Jun 07  Radiolab: Detective Stories

Forensics, archeology, genealogy, and genetics are devoted to figuring out what really happened. In this hour of Radiolab, digging up the past leads to some very unexpected finds. Listen at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. PT Friday.

May 31  Radiolab: No Doubt

How do we know what we know? What makes us certain of reality? In this hour of Radiolab, we take a look at how doubt and certainty work in the brain and even ask questions about the existence of God. Listen at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. PT Friday.
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