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Robert Krulwich

Host, Radiolab

Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program that examines big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling.  Today, Radiolab is one of public radio's most popular shows.  Its podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation. In addition to Radiolab, Krulwich reports for National Public Radio. “Krulwich Wonders” is his NPR blog featuring drawings, cartoons and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science.

For 22 years, Krulwich was a science, economics, general assignment and foreign correspondent at ABC and CBS News. 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.  On television he has explored the structure of DNA using a banana; on radio he created an Italian opera, “Ratto Interesso” to explain how the Federal Reserve regulates interest rates; he also pioneered the use of new animation on ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight.

He has won Emmy awards for a cultural history of Barbie, the world famous doll, for a Frontline investigation of computers and privacy, a George Polk and an Emmy for a look at the Savings & Loan bailout, and the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Krulwich also won the AAAS Science Journalism Award for a 2001 a NOVA Special, Cracking the Code of Life, The Extraordinary Communicator Award from the National Cancer Institute, and an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.

Krulwich earned a BA in history from Oberlin College, a law degree from Columbia University in 1974.

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The Greene Space

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Monday, December 8, 2014

5:00 PM

Mon, Dec. 8 | Join us for our beloved holiday tradition, inspired by the Charles Dickens classic. Featuring your favorite public radio personalities and actor Mark Linn-Baker as Scrooge.

Time Flies When . . .

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

How do we perceive time? Does it move faster as we age? Slower as we fall? Co-host of Radiolab Robert Krulwich explains the science behind it all.

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Amy Sedaris Loves Family Fights at the Holidays

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Amy Sedaris offers advice on dealing with family who are drunk or confrontational at the holidays. Plus, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich on the time a turkey fell in love with his wife.

On-Demand Video: The Sporkful with Amy Sedaris, Dominique Ansel and Robert Krulwich

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, joined us in The Greene Space for the first live taping of his WNYC podcast that explores new and better ways to eat. 

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The Greene Space

The Sporkful: Eat More Better

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7:00 PM

Join Dan Pashman for a taping of WNYC's The Sporkful. With guests Amy SedarisRadiolab's Robert Krulwich and cronut creator Dominique Ansel.  A live video webcast will be available.

Rachel Maddow, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich and Slate's Julia Turner: Eat More Better Book Release Spectacular!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We celebrate the release of Dan's new book, Eat More Better, by talking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about cocktail philosophy and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich about sandwich science.

Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's a Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?
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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.
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Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.

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This Blog Is Ending Soon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Krulwich and his Wonders are packing up, and before I go, I'd like to shake all your hands, each and every one of you, and say thank you. This is my goodbye.

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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

Friday, September 19, 2014

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

Friday, September 19, 2014

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.
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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.
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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Souls Tumbling In The Light

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.
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