Latif Nasser

Co-Host, Radiolab

Latif Nasser appears in the following:

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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Tweak the Vote

Monday, November 05, 2018

On the eve of the midterm elections, we look at one tweak to voting that could help bring democracy back from the brink …
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Breaking Bad News Bears

Friday, September 28, 2018

We decided to shake things up at the show...bear with us.
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Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains

Friday, April 20, 2018

Part Three of our Border Trilogy, in which we hear the story of a woman from Ecuador who died in the Arizona desert. And we ask, what could stop migrants from risking so much?
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Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

Friday, April 06, 2018

Part Two of our Border Trilogy, in which one Border Patrol agent changes the entire agency’s enforcement strategy, and one anthropologist tries to measure its deadly consequences.
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How America's Border Policy is Designed to Kill

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A three-part Radiolab series examines the evolution of America's border policy, known as Prevention Through Deterrence. 


Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the Fence

Friday, March 23, 2018

Part One of our Border Trilogy, in which we chronicle an unlikely legal showdown between high schoolers in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country and the US Border Patrol.
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How Border Patrol Pushed Migrants to the Deadly Arizona Desert

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Radiolab reporters Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte and Dr. Robin Reineke explain why new border patrol tactics lead to an upsurge in migrant deaths along the Arizona-Mexico border.


Bigger Little Questions

Friday, December 22, 2017

Today, we're back with Part 2 of our questions episodes. This time, we're chasing down answers to some bigger, little questions.  
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Oliver Sipple

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

On Sept. 22, 1975, Oliver Sipple went for a walk. The rest is history.

'Now What Am I Known For?' Trying to Find Oliver Sipple's Legacy

Monday, September 25, 2017

Our recent episode about Oliver Sipple got us thinking about what his story meant to others. 
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The Meter: The Measure of a Man

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

About six and a half billion people use the metric system every single day.  That's more than the citizens of any single nation, the followers of any single religion or the speakers of any single language.  Sociologist Hector Vera has called the metric system “more popular than Jesus.”

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≤ kg

Friday, June 13, 2014

In this short, we meet a very special cylinder. It's the gold standard (or, in this case, the platinum-iridium standard) for measuring mass.
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Crystal Bliss

Monday, December 17, 2012

You know those stunningly symmetrical, glittery snowflakes you see everywhere at a certain time of year -- hanging from streetlights, stitched on sweaters, and sprinkled all over tv? Those perfectly-etched pictures are all a big lie. Latif Nasser explains how it all began in a cold, snowy ...

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Revenge of the Caterpillars: A Footnote to “Contagious Laughter”

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A seemingly cuddly caterpillar becomes the Terminator in Latif Nasser's story about a not-so-distant epidemic in America's bluegrass country...    
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If These Walls Could Talk

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Pipes get metaphysical when a historian (of medicine) and a plumber meet inside one tiny midtown Manhattan apartment...

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