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Smarty Plants

Do you really need a brain to sense the world around you? To remember? Or even learn?

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Ghosts of Football Past

In anticipation of Super Bowl LII (Go Eagles), we're revisiting an old episode about the surprising history of how the game came to be.

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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - One Nation, Under Money

A look at the government’s secret power to control almost everything around you.

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The Voice in Your Head - A Tribute to Joe Frank

How do you pay proper tribute to a legend that many people haven’t heard of?

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How to Be a Hero

What are people thinking when they risk their lives for someone else?  Is heroism an act of sympathy or empathy?  

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Inside Radiolab (Video)

Meet our team and take a look behind the scenes here at Radiolab. Help make another year of curiosity possible. Radiolab.org/support

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Bigger Little Questions

When we dumped out our bucket of questions, there was a lot of spillover. Like, A LOT of spillover. So today, we’re back for round two. This time with some bigger, little questions.  

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Big Little Questions

Here at the show, we get A LOT of questions, tiny questions, big questions, weird questions, poop questions. Today, we’re dumping the bucket out.

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Super Cool

 Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.

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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - Mr. Graham and the Reasonable Man

How a diabetic, a cop, and a bottle of orange juice changed the way we police, forever.

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Stereothreat

Today, we look back at a story we ran almost a decade ago, run into an unfolding upheaval in the field of social psychology, and wonder what might happen to one of our favorite ideas.

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Match Made in Marrow

If you donate bone marrow, you might save a life… or you might land a starring role in the greatest story ever told.

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Oliver Sacks: A Journey From Where to Where

There’s nothing quite like the sound of someone thinking out loud, struggling to find words and ideas to match what’s in their head.

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Father K

What happens when a Palestinian American Lutheran Minister runs for office in one of the most divided and most conservative neighborhoods in all of New York City?

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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - American Pendulum I

If you can’t find justice in the Supreme Court, can you find it someplace else?

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Driverless Dilemma

What happens if we hand over our stickiest moral quandary to a two-ton hunk of metal and let it loose on our streets?

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Oliver Sipple

In a flash of heroism and humanity, Oliver Sipple saved a life and became something he never wanted to be. 

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Radiolab Presents: Anna in Somalia

This week, we are presenting a story from NPR foreign correspondent Gregory Warner and his new globe-trotting podcast Rough Translation.

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Where the Sun Don't Shine

Today we take a quick look up at a hole in the sky and follow an old story as it travels beyond the reach of the sun.

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Truth Trolls

Today, a third story of folks relentlessly searching for the truth.  But this time, the truth seekers are an unlikely bunch… internet trolls. 

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