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:
Friday, August 04, 2023
What if the stupidest thing you ever did hung over your head forever?
Friday, February 03, 2023
Pregnancy, and choice, in a war. With NPR’s Rough Translation.
Friday, January 20, 2023
Together with NPR’s Rough Translation we tell the story of a smuggling operation and a wartime mission.
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.
Friday, October 21, 2022
A series of stories that celebrate the mystery and the magic of… the Black Box
Friday, October 14, 2022
From surgery to pills, we look at how abortions have changed since the 1970s, and how they might still change.
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?
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?
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.”
Friday, June 11, 2021
Stories of first ones, last ones, and a whole bunch in between.
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.
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?
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Scientists took about 300 years to lay out the Periodic Table into neat rows and columns. In one hour, we’re going to mess it all up.
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.
Friday, March 12, 2021
On today’s episode, doctors witness the worldwide pandemic playing out in a single human body.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
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.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Would you volunteer to get infected with COVID-19 to save someone’s life? Thousands of people already have.
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.
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.
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.