Molly Webster

Best described as someone who likes to "sit in the woods and stare," Molly fell for science in the ponds, wildlife, and fields of Ohio. After focusing on biology in college, she began to pursue science journalism, and has written and produced (radio/podcasts) for outlets like Scientific American, Wired, Nature, NPR's Science Friday, and National Geographic Adventure, as well as created live conversations at the World Science Festival, where she specialized in creating programs at the intersection of science, philosophy, and art. Her ability to comprehend and totally immerse herself in complicated issues has helped Radiolab investigate blood donation, drug prices, and one very special jar. She also had a hand in the pilot of Freakonomics Radio, where you can still hear her voice at the top of every episode.

Molly Webster appears in the following:

Super Cool

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

 Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.
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New Research: A Light at the End of the Alzheimer's Tunnel?

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Brand new research shows that strobe lights may prevent a main cause of Alzheimer's in mice.  

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The Primitive Streak

Friday, September 23, 2016

In a recent breakthrough, researchers grew human embryos longer than ever before, witnessing a mysterious part of human development, and crashing into a decades-old ethical dilemma. 
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Bigger Than Bacon

Monday, May 09, 2016

Today's story is a mystery, shockingly hot, and vanishingly tiny.
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Two Men, Three Surrogates and Their Babies

Monday, December 07, 2015

Two men, three surrogate mothers, and four countries. That's what it took for one gay Israeli couple to make a family. And that's just the short version.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

In this episode, conception takes on a new form—it’s the sperm and the egg, plus two wombs, four countries, and money. Lots of money. 
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

A trip back to the Cold War; into the atmosphere; and inside our cells, where a very special type of carbon is helping to answer the question: how old are we?

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Don't Fear the Vocal Fry

Monday, June 08, 2015

It's a thing. Or is it?

The Heartbeat

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Summer Ash found that after fighting for a healthy heart, her heart started fighting her in ways she hadn't expected.

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How Much Would You Pay For A Year Of Life?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two years ago, a group of doctors did something unprecedented - they boycotted a cancer drug because it cost too much, given the benefit.

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The Seed Jar

Friday, May 30, 2014

Craig Childs, Regan Choi, and Dirk Vaughan used to spend months in the isolated backcountry of the Southwestern U.S. One day, they stumbled across a rare and ancient piece of pottery, in almost mint condition. That discovery led to an argument, and a decision, that has stayed with them for ...

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Radiolab to take on the NCAA championship, on Twitter

Friday, April 04, 2014

For a new twist on March Madness, how about watching the game, live, with Radiolab, while on twitter? Jad'll be there (in his pajamas). 
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Radiolab and Physicists, On The Same Wavelength

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's like physicists were just waiting for our latest Radiolab episode, before making that big announcement about the beginning of the universe.  
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A Flash Freeze, In High-Def

Monday, March 17, 2014

Not only did we get to see water freeze into ice instantaneously, Rockefeller University set it up like a Vogue fashion shoot.

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Jad Grows Ice, With One Finger

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Okay, so it's not reallllllyyy ice, as you know ice to be.


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Banana Hammer

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What do you do when you have 20 minutes to kill while waiting for water to supercool?

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Goo and You

Friday, January 17, 2014

On a quiet, warm summer day, somewhere in the soil beneath your feet, tucked into a nearby plant, or at the edges of a pond, a tiny little cataclysm is happening: an insect is transforming, undergoing metamorphosis. The chrysalis is easily nature’s best known black box, but it turns out, ...

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Monday, December 09, 2013

We’ve all heard the story of what happened on the day the dinosaurs died, right? Well, we thought we had. Turns out, high-powered ballistics experiments, fancy computer algorithms, and good old-fashioned ancient geology have given us a shocking new version of the events on that day, 66 million years ago. ...

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Clear Eyes, Full Veins, Can't Lose

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You can fake blood in the movies, but so far, there's no artificial substitute in real life. Peeking in on blood drives, wondering how blood gets from an arm to an operating table, producers Molly Webster and Soren Wheeler find a complex world that has them ...

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