Radiolab

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

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

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.

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.