Radiolab (Sat 4pm)
Fri July 13, 2012
Coming up Saturday, July 14th at 4pm on the next Radiolab.
Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives.
To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.
Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, meet two friends whose meeting seems to defy pure chance, and take a close look at some very noisy bacteria.