Sean Cole

Producer, Radiolab

Sean Cole came to Radiolab from the American Public Media program Marketplace where he reported on everything from the rental market in Dubai to a new type of hand gel laced with nicotine. He’s done stories for lots of different public radio programs including All Things Considered, Only a Game, Studio 360 and This American Life where he’s also worked on staff. Sean got his start at the Boston NPR-affiliate WBUR as a newsroom intern. He spent nine years there, ending up as a reporter and producer for the award-winning documentary series Inside Out. He writes poems, some of which have been published. And, yes, he wrote this bio.

Sean Cole appears in the following:

What's Up Doc?

Friday, November 18, 2022

Mel Blanc brought life to so many characters. Then, when he needed it most, the characters brought life to him.
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Friday, August 05, 2022

Whether to defy death or just to slip out of an awkward situation, we all need to sneak away now and again. Here’s your escape!
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The Bitter End

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We turn to doctors to save our lives -- to heal us, repair us, and keep us healthy. But when it comes to the critical question of what to do when death is at hand, there seems to be a gap between what we want doctors to do for us, and what doctors want done for themselves.

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Dead Reckoning

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper.

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American Icons: Leaves of Grass

Friday, September 27, 2013

Walt Whitman set out to invent a radically new form of poetry for a new nation. His book was first viewed as bizarre and obscene — one reviewer said that the author should be publicly...

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Uncertainty on Center Stage

Thursday, August 29, 2013

When TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi get on stage they introduce themselves, work the crowd a bit ... and then, the lights go off. And when the lights come back on, they're just standing there, staring at each other. The audience is waiting, wondering what's going to happen. ...

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Known Unknowns

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stories of trying to chart the unknown, by measuring and making sense of things just beyond our grasp.

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Inner Voices

Thursday, June 27, 2013

How the voices in our heads shape us—for better and for worse.

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What Doctors Want from End of Life Care

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why do so many end-of-life patients get care that is ineffective? Radiolab Jad Abumrad on the show's recent story.

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The Bitter End

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Producer Sean Cole introduces us to Joseph Gallo, a doctor and professor at Johns Hopkins University.
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Blanc photos

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mel Blanc was "the man of 1,000 voices" (Bugs Bunny, Tweety, & tons more). Sean Cole snapped some photos of Mel's mountain home in Big Bear Lake, where he interviewed Mel's son Noel.
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What's Up, Doc?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mel Blanc wasn't just a voice man. He created entire personalities, each with its own nuances and hilarious quirks.
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Beyond the grave

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thomas Lynn Bradford, Resusci Anne and L'inconnue de la Seine.

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Ghost Stories

Friday, June 29, 2012

Real-life people try to pin down—and make peace with—mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence.

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The Perfect Yellow

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jad and Robert wonder if maybe they could add to their color palette.

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A REAL Turing Machine

Friday, March 23, 2012

In our latest short, The Turing Problem, we described the importance of a wholly imaginary invention--Alan Turing's theoretical "universal machine." But thanks to a listener, we found...
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Microscopic to Cosmic

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sean Cole tries to square the idea that the fallout from a war between teensy organisms and teensier viruses can be seen from space. Luckily, he finds a perspective-shaking demo built...
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Long Distance

Monday, February 20, 2012

Talking on the telephone takes on a whole new meaning.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Stories about traps and getaways ... about getting stuck, and breaking free.

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Found "L'inconnue"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

After hearing our Death Mask podcast, a listener writes in with another sighting of l'inconnue--and includes some pictures.
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