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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, 29.9K 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
29.9K Ratings

29.9K 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....

yellow_larches ,

The best. Seriously.

Radiolab is hands down my all-time favorite podcast. I’ve listened all the episodes going back nearly 10 years, although I only started in 2016 and retro-actively binge-listened. I think I first became obsessed when I heard a replay of an episode on a girl that survived rabies, a previously 100% fatal illness, and was shocked to learn that it still kills thousands of people globally. Or maybe it was the episode about Ötzi the iceman, a sort of murder mystery going back several thousand years BCE. Or maybe it was the one on the ethical dilemmas faced with self-driving cars. If you haven’t started listening to Radiolab, start. Now. Your brain will thank you.

swagodelic ,

Slanted viewpoint

Seems like every show ties back to sexism, racism, or something hateful. I’ve listened for years, but the last year or two, the themes all go back in history and portray people as hateful or racist in some way and then the narrative of the episode portrays that as the prism of the world we live in today. Wish the show would just tell the story without this slanted viewpoint. It would be more positive and realistic of how people live and think in today’s world.

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