Latif Nasser

Co-Host, Radiolab

Latif Nasser is co-host of the award-winning WNYC Studios show Radiolab, where he has reported stories on everything from snowflake photography to medieval robots to a polar bear who liked to have sex with grizzly bears. Earlier this year, he hosted the miniseries The Other Latif, about his Moroccan namesake who happens to be Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay.

In addition to his work in audio, Latif is the host and executive producer of the Netflix science documentary series, Connected.  He has also given two TED talks, and written for the Boston Globe Ideas section. He has a PhD from Harvard's History of Science department.

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Latif Nasser appears in the following:

Breaking Benford

Friday, November 13, 2020

The internet says an obscure mathematical law can tell us something about the 2020 US election. It can't. But it can tell us about us.
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Baby Blue Blood Drive

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Horseshoe crabs harbor a half-billion-year-old secret: a superpower that helped them outlive the dinosaurs. But it hasn’t just been saving their butts, it’s been saving ours too.
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Dispatches from 1918

Friday, July 17, 2020

Thinking about our future, we look back on the aftermath of a century-old pandemic.
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The Other Latif: Episode 6

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Despite being cleared for transfer home in 2016, Abdul Latif Nasser is still stuck at Guantanamo. Why? Latif digs for answers, and spoiler: it goes all the way to the top.
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The United States of America

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Despite being cleared for transfer home in 2016, Abdul Latif Nasser is still stuck at Guantanamo. Why? Latif digs for answers, and spoiler: it goes all the way to the top.

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Cuba-ish

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What happened to Abdul Latif at Guantanamo Bay?  Latif visits the “legal equivalent of outer space,” and manages to see his namesake … maybe.

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Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Latif investigates Abdul Latif’s classified time in Afghanistan, and amidst the explosions and rubble, finds a jailhouse interview that changes how he sees his namesake.

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Sudan

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Abdul Latif Nasser gets a job working on a sunflower farm in Sudan.  What on earth could be suspicious about that?

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Morocco

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Latif travels to Morocco to trace his namesake's possible onramp into extremism and is surprised by what he finds.

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My Namesake

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Radiolab’s Latif Nasser is stunned to find he shares his name with detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. This man was cleared to leave Gitmo in 2016, so why is he still stuck there?

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The Other Latif: Episode 5

Friday, March 06, 2020

What happened to Abdul Latif at Guantanamo Bay?  Latif visits the “legal equivalent of outer space,” and manages to see his namesake … maybe.
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The Other Latif: Episode 4

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Latif investigates Abdul Latif’s classified time in Afghanistan, and amidst the explosions and rubble, finds a jailhouse interview that changes how he sees his namesake.
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Radiolab's 'The Other Latif"

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

In the series, producer  Latif Nasser pieces together the life of an 18-year Guantanamo Bay detainee who shares his name

The Other Latif: Episode 3

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Abdul Latif Nasser gets a job working on a sunflower farm in Sudan.  What on earth could be suspicious about that?
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'The Other Latif,' A Podcast Run About A Man With The Same Name — In Guantanamo

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Latif Nasser of WNYC's Radiolab about his podcast series The Other Latif, an investigation into the case of Guantanamo detainee Abdul Latif Nasser.

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The Other Latif: Episode 2

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Latif travels to Morocco to trace his namesake's possible onramp into extremism and is surprised by what he finds.
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The Other Latif: Episode 1

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Radiolab’s Latif Nasser is stunned to find he shares his name with detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. This man was cleared to leave Gitmo in 2016, so why is he still stuck there?
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The Punchline

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

One of the worst players in the NHL gets voted into the All-Star Game.
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BONUS: Radiolab Scavenger Hunt

Friday, December 28, 2018

The question we get more than any other is “Where do all those stories come from?”  Today, for the first time ever, we spill our story-finding secrets.
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A Clockwork Miracle

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Today, a king, a clockmaker, and a monk come together to forge a manmade miracle.  We tell a five-hundred-year-old legend about robots, death, and a divine deal.
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