Before landing in radio, Lynn studied film at Wesleyan University and worked for several years in documentary film and television production. Past projects have allowed her to hang out with UFO enthusiasts in Texas, watch robot battles in Georgia, and eat fantastic BBQ all over the place. Now she's having new adventures as part of the Radiolab crew. She spends a lot of her spare time admiring the dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History, and sometimes makes shoebox-sized dioramas of her own.
Lynn Levy appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On my way to the workshop, I pass a haunted house. It's not October, not even close, so I'm pretty surprised to see scarecrows and plastic skeletons and—is that a hearse? Yes it is. It takes all my strength not to pull into the parking lot for a little off-season ...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Steve Axford’s photographs seem to come from a slightly enchanted place. It’s a place where the pale brown lumps I think of as "mushrooms" have been transformed into a host of strange new creatures—some shimmering, some translucent, some hairy, some hideous, but all magic.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
John Conway paints pictures of old dead things. But he doesn't paint them like they're old and dead—he paints them like maybe they’re outside your window right now, looking at you.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
NASA is reporting that Voyager 1 has finally left the heliosphere and is now cruising through interstellar space!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Shakespeare was really into blood. It saturated his work and literally soaked the floorboards in many of his productions. James Shapiro explains what blood meant to The Bard, in a time when the world was just on the cusp of understanding how the powerful, perplexing liquid ...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Producer Lynn Levy is STILL waiting for one of the Voyager crafts to make interstellar history as the first human-made object to leave the solar system...
Monday, February 20, 2012
Edward Dolnick tells an escape story involving God, humanity, and a huge rewrite of cosmic laws. It began in 1665. A plague hit Cambridge University. All of the students were sent home. One of them is a twenty-something Isaac Newton, who spent his forced summer vacation solving "the problem of ...
Friday, December 16, 2011
I’ve never really wanted a house. Whatever gene makes people crave white picket fences, stainless steel appliances and perfectly manicured lawns, I don’t have it. And OK, sure, there’s a little corner of my brain where I fantasize about the kind of built-in bookshelves that require a rolling ladder, but for the most part my dream house is just a safe place to sleep when I’m well and truly exhausted.
Monday, November 14, 2011
In 1906, a rich family vacationing in Oyster Bay, NY started to get sick. Very sick. It turns out they'd come down with typhoid, a disease forever associated with one woman: Typhoid Mary. You think you know this story, and we thought we knew this story too. But as producer ...
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Math can get pretty loopy, at least when we try to explain it. But according to author Alex Bellos, the most straightforward mathematical concept might be the loopiest. Then producer Mark Philips introduces us to William Basinski, a composer who loops analog tape to create a unique sort of ...
Monday, July 25, 2011
This whole novel takes place in a few minutes, in a quiet room drenched with late-afternoon sun. As the narrator of Room Temperature feeds his baby daughter, he lets his mind wander—and you get to wander with him, through tiny revelations about nose-picking and green dresses and childhood crimes and mobiles made of paint chips.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
If natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
In a brief snippet from a conversation Robert had with Richard Dawkins at the 92 Street Y in New York City, we learn that natural selection is often a brutal arms race, inherently full of suffering and cruelty. But if Darwin's big idea is really predicated on pain and selfishness, ...