Lulu Miller

Lulu Miller is a Peabody award-winning science journalist, co-host of the award-winning WNYC Studios show Radiolab, and cofounder of NPR’s Invisibilia—a show about the invisible forces that shape human behavior (which received over 50 million downloads in its first season). She is the author of Why Fish Don't Exist, a nonfiction scientific thriller and memoir that The National Book Review called a "small marvel of a book" and left the New York Times “smitten.” Her written work has been published in The New Yorker, VQR, Catapult and beyond. Her reporting interests include disability, mental health, and, inexplicably, entomology. Radiolab was the show that made her fall hard for radio and it is a surreal honor to be joining the team as cohost.


Lulu Miller appears in the following:

The Helen Keller Exorcism

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Haunted by the disability icon Helen Keller all her life, the Deafblind fantasy writer Elsa Sjunneson sets out on a journey to separate truth from myth.

A Dark Obsession With Ordering the World

Friday, September 03, 2021

Lulu Miller on the possibilities — and perils — of trying to bring order to chaos.

The Unsilencing

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Three scientists dive back in time, deep into our bodies, and down into our genome to tackle one question. Why do women tend to get autoimmune disease more than men?
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G: Unfit

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A journey to one of the darkest sides of humanity’s attempts to measure the human mind and put people in boxes.
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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

We break the thermometer watch the mercury spill out as we discover temperature is far stranger than it seems. Five stories that run the gamut from snakes to stars.
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

To ease the claustrophobia of our locked-down lives, we put out the call to listeners to take us to their secret escape spots. What rolled in was a mesmerizing journey around the planet.
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One Man's Dark Obsession With Ordering the World

Friday, October 30, 2020

Lulu Miller on the possibilities — and perils — of trying to bring order to chaos.

Brooke speaks with Lulu Miller about her new book, "Why Fish Don't Exist"

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The story of a long-heralded, lately-demoted taxonomist of fish and then, notoriously, people. 

Insomnia Line

Friday, September 25, 2020

It’s the dead of night, you’re wide awake. And you’re not alone. So we put a phone number on twitter, and spent all night talking to the sleepless among us.
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.

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Lulu Miller on 'Why Fish Don't Exist'

Friday, April 17, 2020

Lulu Miller, Peabody Award–winning science reporter and co-founder of NPR’s Invisibilia, discusses her book, Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life.


Opossums, Hydras And Hummingbirds: What We're Learning About Aging From Animals

Monday, April 06, 2020

Some animals live longer than they should for their size. Some have shorter lives. And others don't appear to age at all.


'Invisibilia': Tiny Creature Revolutionizes Our Understanding Of Life

Monday, April 06, 2020

From NPR's podcast Invisibilia, the story of a tiny aquatic creature called the Hydra that could provide a clue to staving off some major diseases of aging.


The L Word is Back

Monday, January 13, 2020

A decade after The L Word ended, The L Word: Generation Q is finally here, so this week we're revisiting the time Kathy watched the original series.

It's Mother Fudging BD Wong!

Monday, January 06, 2020

Consider this episode a gift to start your 2020 off RIGHT: It’s our conversation with the one-and-only BD Wong. Dreams do come true.

Chani Nicholas + Joel Kim Booster

Monday, December 30, 2019

Our holiday gift to you: Chani Nicholas and Joel Kim Booster (our conversation with them, that is, not the actual people...though we wish we could)!

What's Left When You're Right?

Thursday, September 05, 2019

From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left.

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Are Humans Biologically Programmed To Fear What They Don't Understand?

Thursday, April 05, 2018

In a world increasingly drawn to the black-and-white of defined categories, Allie n Steve Mullen has found living in between those categories to be invigorating. They switch between male and female throughout each day, based on their activities.


Can You Psych Yourself Into Running A 4-Minute Mile?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

NPR's Lulu Miller tells the story of one runner who always believed he could break the four-minute mile. Then a terrible accident made him question if he would ever be the same runner.


Don't Fear the Vocal Fry

Monday, June 08, 2015

It's a thing. Or is it?