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In the Dust of This Planet

Friday, March 13, 2015

Radiolab host Jad Abumrad explores the philosophy that turned his brother-in-law's book cover into a celebrity fashion statement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Sporkful

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.

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Nas On 'Illmatic's 20th Anniversary; Radiolab Looks At Hip Hop, Race And Tastemakers

Monday, April 14, 2014

In this episode: You can call him an entrepreneur, a mogul and an actor. But Nasir Jones -- the hugely successful and influential rap emcee Nas -- is best known as one of the greatest musical voices to emerge from New York City. In a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Nas reflects on his 1994 debut album Illmatic -- which now being reissued to commemorate its 20th anniversary -- and a documentary film.

Then: Soundcheck presents a new Radiolab podcast segment called “Straight Outta Chevy Chase,” about Peter Rosenberg of the New York hip hop station Hot 97. Raised in suburban Maryland, Rosenberg hustled his way into an on-air position at the country’s most powerful tastemaker in rap, R&B and more. Now, he’s something of an arbiter of authenticity in the genre, so-called “real hip hop.”

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Live stream tonight: Jad & Robert at Tekserve

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jad and Robert will be at Tekserve in NYC tonight to talk a bit about how the show is made and answer listener questions. Watch the live stream at 6pm ET.

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Ask Jad and Robert Anything

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jad and Robert just finished up their AMA on reddit. Thanks redditors!

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Radiolab

Tickets On Sale Now for our New Live Show!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Catch us live in a city near you -- tickets are on sale now for Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical, a show about endings, cataclysmic destruction, and surprising survival.

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Jad and Robert's Upcoming AMA

Friday, June 14, 2013

Catch Jad and Robert's AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit on June 19th at 3pm ET.

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VIDEO: Radiolab Behind the Scenes

Monday, May 20, 2013

If you've ever wondered how the podcast comes together, or what it's like to work at Radiolab, here's a peek into our process.

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Soundcheck

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down: Playful And Reinvigorated

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Watch Thao And The Get Down Stay Down perform two new songs in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Doctors Want from End of Life Care

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why do so many end-of-life patients get care that is ineffective? Radiolab Jad Abumrad on the show's recent story.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Made Money Off Sandy?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A group of leading Senators have announced a deal on immigration reform. Chung-Wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition talks about the bipartisan proposal. Plus: Benjamin Barber on how cities are responding to global issues; WNYC’s Robert Lewis on the economics of the Sandy recovery, including lucrative contracts; Jad Abumrad and Sean Cole talk about a recent Radiolab piece about what doctors want for their own end of life care; Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) talks about representing the Hudson Valley; and can we ever stop drivers from honking?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Art as Work

Monday, December 24, 2012

Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad joins to talk about the show’s process, themes in his science, and his endorsements in art and music. Plus: the first gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, on how he reads the Bible and what his faith means to him; should kids play contact sports?; the architects behind the Barclays Center on the design of the new Brooklyn attraction; and DJ Spooky is the Met’s first artist in residence, and explains his work in that context.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Jad Abumrad on Making Radiolab

Monday, December 24, 2012

Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab and 2011 MacArthur fellow, talks about his favorite Radiolab episodes, how the show gets made, and takes your calls.

→ Bonus: Jad's Picks

1. Follow on Twitter: Vaughanbell, Andrew_zolli; brainpicker

2. BBQ you should eat: Smoke Joint, Fort Greene

3. Music you should BUY: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

4. Short Stories You Should Read: Anything by Tim Kreider

5. What You Should Drink: Kings County Kentucky Bourbon

→ Episodes, Audio, and More Discussed on the Show

The Mantis Shrimp Chorus

Zelda Quits Smoking

Finding Emile

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jad Abumrad on Making Radiolab

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab and 2011 MacArthur fellow, talks about his favorite Radiolab episodes, how the show gets made, and takes your calls.

→ Bonus: Jad's Picks

1. Follow on Twitter: Vaughanbell, Andrew_zolli; brainpicker

2. BBQ you should eat: Smoke Joint, Fort Greene

3. Music you should BUY: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

4. Short Stories You Should Read: Anything by Tim Kreider

5. What You Should Drink: Kings County Kentucky Bourbon

→ Episodes, Audio, and More Discussed on the Show

The Mantis Shrimp Chorus

Zelda Quits Smoking

Finding Emile

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Soundcheck

WNYC's Summer Listening Recommendations

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Don’t let your playlist wilt in the summer heat. WNYC staff, from Jad Abumrad to Soterios Johnson, share what they’re listening to this summer. 

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Q2 Music

Radiolab Conducts the Choral Color Experiment

Monday, July 30, 2012

When WNYC's science-and-wonder show Radiolab was working on a program about colors, it needed an aural representation of the rainbow. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how it came together.

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The Takeaway

MacArthur 'Genius' Award Winner Jad Abumrad

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2011 "genius grants." Among this year's fellows are an architect, a scientist, a children's choir founder, and a familiar face to the staff of The Takeaway and our co-producer WNYC. Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC's Radiolab, just found out a few days ago he would receive one of the $500,000 grants. John and Celeste ask him about the honor. (Watch a video about Abumrad after the jump.)

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