Tim Howard

Tim came to Radiolab in 2009, after many years of playing music and working in non-profits, cafes, record stores, and dilapidated factories. He continues to write and record songs under the name Soltero, which can be heard here.  


Tim Howard appears in the following:

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl Reprise

Thursday, June 22, 2023

From the Radiolab archives, the story of one little girl, two families, and a painful legacy.


Friday, February 10, 2023

When did you last shout from happiness?
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Friday, November 04, 2022

In this episode we will explore the grotesque tube slide inside all of us. 
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Rippin’ the Rainbow an Even Newer One

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The creature with the world’s most complex visual system seems to be terrible at telling colors apart.
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How to Be a Hero

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What are people thinking when they risk their lives for someone else?  Is heroism an act of sympathy or empathy?  
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George in New Jersey

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

What if the Galapagos Islands' most beloved creature turned up right next door in scenic Woodland Park, New Jersey?
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? 

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Rodney Versus Death

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its throne.

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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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Decoding The Void

Friday, January 17, 2014

In the days before anesthesia, surgery was about the worst ordeal you could endure. Patrick Purdon, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, gives producer Tim Howard a tour of Mass General Hospital’s famous Ether Dome, an operating theater that would have resonated with the screams of ...

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John McCluskey’s Brain

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In our Blame episode, we asked whether the condition of a criminal’s brain should lessen the punishment for his crime. Now there’s a headline-making story about this very question.
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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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Plotting a Pain Scale

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pain is a fundamental part of life, and often a very lonely part. Doctors want to understand their patients' pain, and we all want to understand the suffering of our loved ones. But pinning down another person's hurt is a slippery business. Is your relentless lower back pain more or ...

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Sink Your Teeth Into Our Rabies Quiz

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Did you know the phrase "hair of the dog" comes from an old remedy for rabies? Take our rabies quiz for more factoids on the deadly virus.
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Rodney Versus Death

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In the fall of 2004, Jeanna Giese checked into the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin with a set of puzzling symptoms ... 
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Ally's Choice

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The complex racial history of two towns in Ohio leads members of the same family to disagree strongly about whether they're black or white.
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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Thursday, May 30, 2013

This case puts one little girl at the center of a storm of legal intricacies, Native American tribal culture, and heart-wrenching personal stakes.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

One blizzardy February afternoon, Jad and a handful of Radiolabbers headed to midtown Manhattan to meet a fleet-fingered string quartet.
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Mr. Bliss

Monday, December 17, 2012

First: a perfect moment. On day 86 of a 3-month trek to and from the South Pole, adventurer Aleksander Gamme discovered something he'd stashed under the ice at the start of his trip. He wasn't expecting such a rush of happiness in that cold, hungry ...

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Inside "Ouch!"

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pain is a fundamental part of life, but pinning down another person's hurt is a slippery business.
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