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Radiolab, syndicated automatically via RSS. Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
Desperately Seeking Symmetry

From hair parts to the origin of the universe, how symmetry shapes our existence.

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Shorts: In the Running

Diane Van Deren is one of the best ultra-runners in the world, and it all started with a seizure. In this short, Diane tells us how her disability gave rise to an extraordinary ability.

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Shorts: Pass the Science

Richard Holmes went to Cambridge University intending to study the lives of poets. Until a dueling mathematician, and a dinner conversation composed entirely of gestures, changed his mind.

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Help!

What do you do when your own worst enemy is...you?

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Shorts: A Flock of Two

In today's short, 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.

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Shorts: Radiolab Presents: The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper

This week on the podcast, football! No, it's not a Super Bowl recap. Jad and Robert present a piece from across the pond--a piece about soccer they fell in love with when they heard it at the Third Coast festival in Chicago.

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Lost & Found

Stories about getting lost, and how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way back home.

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Shorts: The Universe Knows My Name

In this new short, we explore luck and fate, both good and bad, with an author and a cartoon character.

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Shorts: Blood Buddies

In this new short, a tree full of blood-sucking bats lends a startling twist to our understanding of altruism and natural selection.

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The Good Show

If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?

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Shorts: Gravitational Anarchy

A mysterious case of the topsy turvies and a return to the question of what felines feel when they fall.

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Shorts: What Does Technology Want?

Are new ideas and new inventions inevitable? Are they driven by us or by a larger force of nature?

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Cities

One tidy mathematical formula may hold the key to how cities work. We take to the streets to test the numbers, & ask what really makes cities tick.

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Shorts: Wild Talk

In today's podcast, we get a tantalizing taste of words in the wild, from the jungles to the prairie.

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Shorts: The Walls of Jericho

In this podcast, Jad and Robert throw some physics at a bible story. We find out just how many trumpeters you'd actually need to blow down the walls of Jericho.

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Falling

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

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Shorts: Voices in Your Head

In this podcast, Jad talks to Charles Fernyhough about the connection between thought and the voice in your head. How did it get there? And what's happening when people hear someone else's voice in their head?

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Time

The strange, subjective nature of time -- from a sped-up spin through childhood, to a really, really slowed-down Beethoven symphony. 

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Bonus Video: Words

Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video (made to accompany our Words episode), filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of the power of language.

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Words

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour, we try to do just that.

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