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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, 28.6K 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
28.6K Ratings

28.6K 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....

nwarnberg ,

G: Unfit

I could not help but support this podcast due to the range of emotions that I experienced which led to an almost overwhelming amount of intellectual stimulation. I would describe this podcast as informative storytelling at its finest, but that description is missing something. Listen to it and you will know what I mean. This podcast is valuable.

IrellevantElephant ,

Used to be a fan; Tired of the political propaganda

I started listening to Radiolab way back in 2006–in it’s early days. I was a big fan of their analytical approach, engaging storylines and science-based themes. I’m sad to say that the glory days of Radiolab are over. In the past couple of years it has become a serial propaganda piece for extreme leftist views. As someone who used to identify as a liberal—back when we were actually “liberal”—it’s somewhat impressive that the political taint to this show could become so utterly intolerable to me. I honestly can’t get through a single episode anymore. I don’t think they could get farther from the objective, reason and fact-based focus that made them shine in the early days. Who really knows why, but I think it all started around the time Jad was hammered (and apologized in the subsequent podcast) for saying “b-tches”. It seems to have take a turn for the worse after that moment and has spiraled since then. I guess I’ll just chock this up to another media outlet catering to the absurdities of the most vocal and extreme minorities in their [listen]ership. I’ve unsubscribed for good and I wouldn’t recommend the show to anyone. Try Eric Weinstein’s “The Portal” instead. It is markedly more intellectually honest than the agenda-driven drivel of RadioLab’s current thought leaders.

-Peace b-tches.

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