Latif Nasser

Co-Host, Radiolab

Latif Nasser appears in the following:

Ringmaster to the Rainbow

Friday, July 27, 2012

Latif Nasser introduces us to a pioneering figure with a complicated legacy -- a woman named Natalie Kalmus who made her mark in Hollywood by  doing everything in her power to become ...
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Pigeons Have Magnets...Right?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

There have been at least two major shake-ups in the world of pigeon navigation since we first tried to wrap our brains around the subject in our Lost & Found episode. Blogger Latif Na...
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Ghost in the machine

Friday, June 29, 2012

When the 17-year-old crown prince of Spain, Don Carlos, fell down a set of stairs in 1562, he threw his whole country into a state of uncertainty about the future. Especially his father, King Philip II, who despite being the most powerful man in the world, was helpless in the ...

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Ghost Stories

Friday, June 29, 2012

Real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence.

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The Idiosyncratic Ida C. Craddock: A Sexy Ghost Story

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Latif Nasser recounts a strange tale of 19th century scandal and spirituality. Read the article (and check out a belly dancing video from the late 1800s) here.
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Butterflies in the Belfry

Monday, April 23, 2012

Latif Nasser makes an unexpected discovery in a psych ward in Denmark--an unusual museum full of stunning artifacts. Read more, and check out a ton of photos.
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Linnaeus Had No Spam Filter

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

While visiting Sweden, Latif Nasser encountered the spirit of a long-dead legend of taxonomy. And he found himself wondering about an age-old puzzle: how do you savor the mystery of n...
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The Bad Show

Monday, January 09, 2012

We wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.

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How do you solve a problem like Fritz Haber?

Monday, January 09, 2012

How do you square the idea of a bad person who does great good? Or a good person who does terrible harm? Sam Kean introduces us to the confusing life story of Fritz Haber. Around 1900, Haber was a young chemist in Germany, intent on solving the biggest problem facing ...

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