Sunday's from 11-12:00p.m.
Jad Abumrad

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.



  • Monday, December 22, 2014 10:00pm
    We’ve gathered a handful of stories that show how every time we think we’ve settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. 
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 1:07pm
    A quartet of buttons that may just leave you stuck, rich, ugly, or dead. Confused? Push the button marked “Play”.
  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:22pm
    After a public tragedy, a reporter looks at the space between the stories of the people who experienced it and the official narrative. 
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:25pm
    The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center, Patient Zero. We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.      
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:00pm
    How a group of paranormal investigators made one man realize what it really means for a house, or a man, to be haunted.
1:52 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Radiolab: "Lucy"

Sun.4/11: Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes - but can we live together? Find out what happened when a chimp named Lucy was adopted by a human family.

Our main story is the haunting tale of a chimp named Lucy. When Lucy was only two days old she was adopted by a psychologist and his wife who wondered: if given the right environment, how human could Lucy become? This story and other tales of radical sharing between humans and the creatures on earth most like us.

Radiolab is a WNYC production.

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9:22 am
Fri March 19, 2010

Radiolab: "Animal Minds"

A production of WNYC Radio

Sun. 4/4: Explore the emotions and consciousness of animals, human and otherwise.

When we gaze into the eyes of a wild animal, or even a beloved pet, can we ever really know what they might be thinking? Is it naive to assume they're experiencing something close to human emotions? Or, on the contrary, is it ridiculous to assume that they AREN'T feeling something like that? In this hour of Radiolab, we explore what science can say about what goes on in the minds of animals. Guests include: a humpback whale, Paul Thoreaux, camels, Jonah Lehrer, and a bloodthirsty leopard seal.

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