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A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
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    • 4.7, 26.7K Ratings

A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder.
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
© WNYC Studios

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26.7K Ratings

26.7K Ratings

ADDaD ,

It's hard to estimate the value of this podcast

This podcast stands out as pretty much constantly astounding. As someone who writes about science for a living, the 'scientific' concepts here are rendered in an enviably fascinating and pretty much idiot-proof way. It's a testament to the skills of the hosts in their use of the audio format that they can cruise through really complex stuff and give the ordinary listener entertainment and learning in a single scoop. This is the best. Now if they would only get season one on itunes....

lweisman ,

Gold Standard in Podcast Storytelling and Sound Design

They did an episode on the mantis shrimp and illustrated all the colors these shrimpies see by using a chorus singing a chord. Like, genius. Every episode is different but they often make scientific stories so human and so approachable. These episodes are a bit long but they cover a LOT of ground.

AnnaBee837425655 ,

Preferred the older content, but the new stuff is okay

I started listening to Radiolab about 3 years ago when I saw an article about the CRISPR episode. I was hooked. The episode about Triage is probably my next favorite. The story telling and reporting is phenomenal. I’ve learned a lot listening to Radiolab and enjoy hearing about the science and discussion of application. I took a break for a while this year. It’s become very political. Still some interesting content but not really what I came here for.

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