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Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains

Part Three of our Border Trilogy, in which we hear the story of a woman from Ecuador who died in the Arizona desert. And we ask, what could stop migrants from risking so much?

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Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

Part Two of our Border Trilogy, in which one Border Patrol agent changes the entire agency’s enforcement strategy, and one anthropologist tries to measure its deadly consequences.

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Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the Fence

Part One of our Border Trilogy, in which we chronicle an unlikely legal showdown between high schoolers in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country and the US Border Patrol.

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Rippin’ the Rainbow an Even Newer One

The creature with the world’s most complex visual system seems to be terrible at telling colors apart.

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Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - The Gun Show

In 2008, the Supreme Court stepped in to settle our fight over the Second Amendment’s meaning. They did. And they didn’t.  

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The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory

When Robert Mueller released his indictment a few days ago, alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections, we had a lot of questions.

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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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