Radiolab on WMRA

Saturday at 4pm & Tuesday at 3pm (on WMRA)
  • Hosted by Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich

Radiolab, created by WNYC, is unlike any other program you have encountered. It is truly "must hear" radio. Each episode is an experiential investigation in sound and style... allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.

Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we'll feed it with possibility.

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Jad Abumrad

The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad did most of his growing up in Tennessee, before studying creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. Following graduation, Abumrad wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs, including On the Media, PRI's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and WNYC's "24 Hours at the Edge of Ground Zero".

Robert Krulwich

NPR Science Correspondent, Robert Krulwich, joins Jad Abumrad in studio as co-host of Radiolab. Robert Krulwich has been called "the most inventive network reporter in television" by TV Guide. His specialty is explaining complex subjects - science, technology, economics - in a style that is clear, compelling and entertaining. He has explored the structure of DNA with a banana, explained arbitrage by wearing Groucho glasses and illustrated the Texaco-Pennzoil battle with Barbie and Ken dolls. A Special Correspondent for ABC News, Krulwich appears regularly on Nightline and other news programs, including ABC News Tonight and Good Morning America.

Desperately Seeking Symmetry

Feb 1, 2014
Steve Silberman

This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the world around us, and ask how symmetry shapes our very existence -- from the origins of the universe, to what we see when we look in the mirror.

Along the way, we look for love in ancient Greece, head to modern-day Princeton to peer inside our brains, and turn up an unlikely headline from the Oval Office circa 1979.

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Radiolab: Colors

Jul 27, 2012
<a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=12340&picture=rainbow-angel-blend">Rainbow Angel Blend</a> by Alexander Leontakianakos

Coming Up Saturday, July 28th at 4pm on the next Radiolab.

To what extent is color a physical thing in the physical world, and to what extent is it created in our minds?

Stochasticity

Jul 13, 2012
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hardchessesandyou/6023506097/" target="_blank">(M I T C H Ǝ L L/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)</a>

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.

Ghost Stories

Jun 25, 2012
<a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=18133&picture=shadow-of-the-head">Shadow Of The Head</a> by Jiri Hodan

Coming Up Saturday, June 30th at 4p.

Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence.

When Brains Attack!

Jun 23, 2012

In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things.

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