Molly Webster

Senior Correspondent, Radiolab

Molly Webster is our Senior Correspondent at Radiolab.

After completing a degree in biology, Molly pursued science journalism, writing for outlets such as Scientific American and National Geographic Adventure. Her ability to comprehend and totally immerse herself in complicated issues has helped Radiolab investigate international surrogacy, the price of a human life, and one very special jar. She has adapted her audio and written work for the stage, performing in theaters from BAM to TED


A frequent guest host on Radiolab, she developed, produced, and hosted our first-ever special series, Gonads - a critically acclaimed podcast and live event series about the parts of us that make more of us.

Molly Webster appears in the following:

Ukraine: The Handoff

Friday, February 03, 2023

Pregnancy, and choice, in a war. With NPR’s Rough Translation.
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Ukraine: Under the Counter

Friday, January 20, 2023

Together with NPR’s Rough Translation we tell the story of a smuggling operation and a wartime mission.
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BONUS: "How We Met" Abortion Stories

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Here we share two "How We Met" stories that fell to the cutting room floor during the production of our "No-Touch Abortion" episode.
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Black Box

Friday, October 21, 2022

A series of stories that celebrate the mystery and the magic of… the Black Box
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No-Touch Abortion

Friday, October 14, 2022

From surgery to pills, we look at how abortions have changed since the 1970s, and how they might still change.
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Hello, My Name Is

Friday, April 29, 2022

This week, we're talking names. They're some of the first labels we get, and they can both reveal and conceal. Do they shape us? Or the other way around?
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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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Gonads: Dutee

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Olympian Dutee Chand has drawn the spotlight not just for being one of the fastest Indian female runners ever: in 2014, she was banned after failing a “gender test.” 
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Breath

Friday, June 11, 2021

Stories of first ones, last ones, and a whole bunch in between. 
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Kleptotherms

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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Carbon

Thursday, March 25, 2021

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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Stuck in a Student Loan Relief Loophole

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The federal student loan relief included in the COVID aid legislation leaves millions of Americans out — including WNYC's own Molly Webster.

Dispatch 14: Covid Crystal Ball

Friday, March 12, 2021

On today’s episode, doctors witness the worldwide pandemic playing out in a single human body.
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The Ceremony

Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Today, paranoia sets in: we head to The Ceremony, the top-secret, three-day launch of a new currency, wizards and math included. Halfway through, something strange happens. 
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Dispatch 13: Challenge Trials

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Would you volunteer to get infected with COVID-19 to save someone’s life? Thousands of people already have.
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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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Bringing Gamma Back, Again

Friday, September 11, 2020

What can flashing lights and an eerie reverberating sound do for the brain of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s? We update one of our favorite episodes.
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Fungus Amungus

Friday, September 04, 2020

There’s a new bug popping up around the world. Or it might just be an old bug that finally met its moment.
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Invisible Allies

Thursday, July 30, 2020

From the brightest star, to the most elemental particle, scientists are considering strange solutions for covid-19.
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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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