Ellen Horne

Executive Producer, Radiolab

Ellen Horne appears in the following:

The Green Googleplex

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Just how power hungry is internet giant Google? The Takeaway's Power Trip heads to the Google campuses in Mountain View, California to find out. John Hockenberry sits down with Bill Weihl, the company's green energy czar (that's his title, no joke). On the interview agenda: the company's top picks for which alt-energy sources will rule the future clean energy economy, including solar with a twist. Plus, Weihl talks about the need for government energy subsidies, and why the company still ain't talking about the power consumed by a Google search


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Energy's Little Black Box

Thursday, February 05, 2009

If you knew where all the energy zooming into your house was being used and wasted, would you change the way you consume power? One company is banking on it. Our Power Trip heads to Redwood City, California to talk to Joe Polastre, CTO and co-founder of Sentilla. The company has invented an unassuming rectangular box that tracks —dollar by dollar, watt by watt—how much energy the appliances in your home are using. Clothes dryers and air conditioners beware: your energy guzzling ways are secrets no more.

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The Obama Effect, Perhaps.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A study that finds a link between President Obama's election and the test scores of African Americans gets Jad and Robert thinking about an earlier study on a psychological effect called "stereotype threat."

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The End of the Year Radiolab Wrap Up

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It was an action packed year in the Lab. With the release of Seasons 4 and 5, plus podcasts, our small staff of elves was busy in the workshop...but not too busy to take notice of all of the amazing things happening in the world. We thought we'd bring you ...

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Voters are irrational rationalizers

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Civics class may teach you that voters weigh the issues and choose the candidate who matches their positions, but several studies suggest that voters are not rational. They are rationalizers.


The Best of Radiolab...on CD!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hey folks, we're considering putting out a Best of Radiolab CD in the fall and we're looking for a few suggestions for what to include. Imagine if you could only play one story -- not a whole show, but something a little smaller -- which one would it be?

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Insect Porn

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Isabella Rosellini stars in these gorgeous and bizarre bug sex videos. (She also wrote and directed these short films.) I will warn you, they are disturbing at times...but only in a nature-is-so-strange-as-to-be-utterly-unreal way.

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There will be gas: microbes that gobble up heavy oil and spit out natural gas

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

This summer, British and Canadian researchers plan to test new technology for releasing previously unrecoverable energy trapped in heavy oil deposits. It works by stimulating tiny microbes to chew up the sticky, tar-like heavy oil and metabolize it into natural gas.



Friday, April 18, 2008

It's Jad's birthday today.

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Placebo Nation

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Jonah Lehrer, a frequent Radio Lab contributor, had some interesting things to say on his blog about a topic we've explored, the placebo effect.

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One Ring Zero Turns One - Zero

Monday, February 25, 2008

At the Radiolab premiere last week, we were honored to have Brooklyn band One Ring Zero. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary at Joe's Pub in few short days. Got tickets?

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Radiolab Plays to a SRO crowd!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Our big, warm thanks to all the folks who turned out last night to the Angelika Film Center to hear the premiere of our new season. We were STUNNED to see how many of you there were! And it broke our hearts to turn away so many folks, people who'd been waiting for hours, people who'd driven for hours (from as far away as Boston!). Having never done anything like that before, we weren't sure what to expect. We learned a lot about what to do differently - distribute tickets ahead of time by mail! - and we learned that a lot of people love our scrappy, guerrilla public radio show that comes on the air every now and again like some flock of migrating birds, and they want to come together to hear it.

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The boss IS funnier.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

When we were working on the Laughter episode, we ran across an interesting study about the relationship between laughter and power. Tyler Stillman, a psychologist at Florida State University, did a series of studies showing that laughter isn’t always about how funny something is. He found that when a ...

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New Yorkers, Save this Date: Feb 21st

Monday, February 11, 2008

Season 4 Premieres at the Angelika Film Center! Come to our FREE premiere party! Join our hosts, Jad and Robert, strolling down the red carpet, and into a free, open-to-the-public, screening of the first episode of season 4...except it'll be more like an anti-screening as we have no plans to use the screen at The Angelika. But you can count on that big, honking, digital DTS cinema speaker system getting a full workout!

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How to unstick a song stuck in your head

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Have you had a song stuck in your head? For days. Or longer? How did you get it out? Drop us a comment and let us know if you've got any tricks, remedies, vaccinations... We're compiling a list for our show on Pop Music.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

For our upcoming episode on Laughter, we kept coming across references to a 1962 epidemic of contagious laughter in Tanzania. But every scholarly article, every newspaper reference, every mention we found, seemed to just point back to the source - a 1963 article from a medical journal.

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Season Four is Coming!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

We're glad to say: it's almost time for Season Four. We're putting on the final touches, adding some garnishes before we bring the plates out to the table. 5 new shows: Laughter, Deception, War of the World (our first live show!), (So-called) Life, and Pop Music.

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Season 4 Premieres at the Angelika Film Center

Friday, February 01, 2008

Come to our FREE premier party! Join our hosts, Jad and Robert, strolling down the red carpet, and into a free, open-to-the-public, screening of the first episode of season 4...except it'll be more like an anti-screening as we have no plans to use the screen at The Angelika. But ...

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