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Jad Abumrad

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



  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 1:18pm
    Producer Briana Breen and the podcast Love + Radio bring us a story about a very eventful year in the life of an accidental voyeur.
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:38am
    As a follow-up to our story Los Frikis, we're bringing you a translated version of Radio Ambulante's story on the same subject.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:34pm
    The story of how punk rock’s arrival in Cuba allowed a small band of outsiders to sentence themselves to death and set themselves free.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:05pm
    During World War II, something happened that nobody ever talks about. A tale of mysterious balloons, children caught up in the winds of war. And the terror of silence.
  • Monday, February 23, 2015 10:50pm
    This episode we pierce the spandex-ed heart of professional wrestling, and travel 400 years into the past to walk the line between reality and fantasy.
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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