Molly Webster

Senior Correspondent, Radiolab

Molly Webster appears in the following:

Behind the Scenes: Master of the Universe

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: if you haven’t listened to our Speed show yet, go do that right now, before you read any further. Then, take a look at some mind-bending behind-the-scenes images from ...
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The Great Rat Mother Switcheroo

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One of the most-asked questions after Radiolab's Inheritance show had to do with the benefits of rat-licking -- or, as Molly Webster explains, how researchers knew it was a mom's beha...
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Ears don't lie

Friday, December 28, 2012

Radiolab's latest smart-crush: Molly Webster runs into a neuroscientist who elaborates on our unappreciated sense of hearing and she has to tell somebody about it...
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Moms and Inheritance: Tracing the Maternal Line

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ever wonder why so many of the inheritance studies are about men? Molly Webster had that question too...

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The Power of Coffee is Not in the Cup

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

To answer a listener's foodie questions, Molly Webster dives deep into the least likely part of your morning coffee ... the stain it leaves behind.
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Curiosity zaps Mars

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Mars rover Curiosity begins to explore that distant, dusty planet, shooting lasers, and sending pictures.

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Capitalism, 20 Years After the Berlin Wall

Monday, November 09, 2009

Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in what seemed to be a victorious day for capitalism. We look back 20 years while countries around the world today continue capita...

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Obama Meets With Native Americans

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Today, President Obama follows up on a campaign promise: He is sitting down with 564 Native American and Alaskan Native leaders as part of the White House Tribal Nations Conference. I...


Fighting Corruption in Afghanistan with Mobile Phones

Thursday, October 29, 2009

According to BBC correspondent David Loyn, Afghanistan is considered the 175th most corrupt nation in the world. But some ingenious people are trying to fight that corruption … with c...


Taliban Tactics Cause Civilian Woes

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Details are still coming in from a suicide bombing against U.N. forces that left nine dead in Kabul, Afghanistan, yesterday. To find out what life is like in the city right now, we ta...


A Quart of Milk, a Loaf of Bread ... and Childhood Obesity?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A wave of obesity blamed (at least in part) on kids slurping cheap slushies and scarfing chips from local convenience stores has the Los Angeles City Council considering an unusual pr...

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Earthquakes and Relief Efforts

Friday, October 02, 2009

Aid groups are rushing into Indonesia on the heels of a second earthquake that shook the country yesterday. Indonesia's Health Ministry says nearly 3,000 people may still be trapped u...


Bill Clinton on Tape

Thursday, October 01, 2009

At the beginning of his presidency, Bill Clinton spent hours in private, secret interviews with close friend and Pulitzer prize–winning journalist Taylor Branch. They talked about Mon...


Immigrants Axed by American Apparel

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Los Angeles–based clothing company is laying off 1,800 immigrant employees in the coming weeks at the behest of the Obama administration. And it's not just any company — it's Americ...


After Missile Testing, Iran Heads to Negotiations

Monday, September 28, 2009

Launched missiles and secret nuclear facilities: Iran's had a busy few days. Now, they are headed into a week of negotiations with world leaders to explain themselves. Most notably, t...


Housing Sales: Snapshots, National and Personal

Friday, September 25, 2009

The numbers are out: After four months of steadily increasing, home sales tapered off in August. We speak to Nicholas Retsinas, director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at H...

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What Pittsburgh Has to Offer (Beyond the G-20 Events)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today, global leaders descend on a small American town known as Pittsburgh, as the G-20 world summit gets underway. Local Pittsburgh residents are happy to have the attention (even if...

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Dementia as Growing Public Health Issue

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Estimates say that starting now, the number of people around the world who have dementia will double every 20 years. That means today's caseload of 35 million victims will balloon to ...

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US vs. China: A Climate Showdown

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Today, at a one-day U.N. summit, President Obama will talk face-to-face with Chinese President Hu Jintao. The two aim to get beyond roiling trade disputes to attempt an agreement on g...


Next (Small) Steps for NASA

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NASA has long been the government agency meant to lead the charge to the future, at least in the public's imagination. A report to Congress from an independent body of experts has put...

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