Simon Adler

Producer, Radiolab

If my memory serves me, the first time I was asked the proverbial What do you want to be when you grow up? The answer was, “An astronaut.” Later it became a drawer. Then a guy who makes television commercials. By middle school I decided I wanted to be an environmental engineer, before stints hoping to be a photographer and then filmmaker. In high school, after dreaming of being a teacher, I was certain I’d be a professional jazz saxophone player. In college, I jumped from humanitarian aid worker, to psychotherapist, to indie rock musician. After graduating I wanted to be a writer. Now, I make radio. Email me at sadler@wnyc.org

Simon Adler appears in the following:

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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Post No Evil Redux

Friday, June 19, 2020

Breastfeeding, beheadings and bombings, Facebook has rules to handle them all. Today, we explore those rules and ask what they tell us about the future of free speech.  
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Atomic Artifacts

Friday, April 24, 2020

America represents many different things to many different people. What if you could only choose one thing, one physical object, to represent it all? 
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Cuba-ish

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What happened to Abdul Latif at Guantanamo Bay?  Latif visits the “legal equivalent of outer space,” and manages to see his namesake … maybe.

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The Other Latif: Episode 5

Friday, March 06, 2020

What happened to Abdul Latif at Guantanamo Bay?  Latif visits the “legal equivalent of outer space,” and manages to see his namesake … maybe.
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Man Against Horse

Saturday, December 28, 2019

An exploration into our very beginnings, of the first strides we took to become us. 
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Breaking Bongo

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

What happens when a ragtag bunch of freedom fighters troll their despotic dictator from afar? 
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G: Unnatural Selection

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A scientist launches a controversial genetic test for intelligence: what does it really tell us?
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Bit Flip

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

What do a hacked Belgian election, a falling airplane and a fleet of runaway cars all have in common? The answer just might lie in the stars.
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Asking for Another Friend

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Parasitic genes, public poop, and the eerie sound of a subway train. What is ... the answer to your stupid question?
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Asking for a Friend

Thursday, February 28, 2019

This might be a stupid question, but...
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Apologetical

Friday, December 21, 2018

When someone hurts you, what do you really want from them? From the Canadian House of Commons to a California hospital, we go looking for the right way to say you’re sorry.  
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Tweak the Vote

Monday, November 05, 2018

On the eve of the midterm elections, we look at one tweak to voting that could help bring democracy back from the brink …
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Breaking Bad News Bears

Friday, September 28, 2018

We decided to shake things up at the show...bear with us.
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Post No Evil

Friday, August 17, 2018

Breastfeeding, beheadings and bombings, Facebook has rules to handle them all. Today, we explore those rules and ask what they tell us about the future of free speech.  
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More or Less Human

Thursday, May 17, 2018

As the line between technology and humanity becomes blurrier, we wonder, are we becoming more or less human? 
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The Curious Case of the Russian Flash Mob at the West Palm Beach Cheesecake Factory

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

When Robert Mueller released his indictment a few days ago, alleging that 13 Russian nationals colluded to disrupt the 2016 elections, we had a lot of questions.
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Bigger Little Questions

Friday, December 22, 2017

Today, we're back with Part 2 of our questions episodes. This time, we're chasing down answers to some bigger, little questions.  
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Stereothreat

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Today, we look back at a story we ran almost a decade ago, run into an unfolding upheaval in the field of social psychology, and wonder what might happen to one of our favorite ideas.
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An Outsider Tries to Crash the Democratic Party

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Father Khader El-Yateem is a Palestinian Christian trying to become the first Arab-American member of the New York City Council. 

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