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Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we'll feed it with possibility. Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich host.
Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich

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Apr 25, 2014 -

This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace.

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Apr 01, 2014 -

From boom bap to EDM, we look at the line between hip-hop and not, and meet a defender of the genre that makes you question... who's in and who's out.

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Mar 25, 2014 -

They buzz. They bite. And they have killed more people than cancer, war, or heart disease. Here’s the question: If you could wipe mosquitoes off the face of the planet, would you?

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Mar 13, 2014 -

What do frozen horses and a scorching universe have in common? That's what we wanted to know.

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Feb 25, 2014 -

From the stage to the cage, a series of showdowns that leave us wondering about the price of being right ... or coming from the left.

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Feb 12, 2014 -

How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 years and embodies the tension between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s need to keep secrets.  


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Jan 28, 2014 -

You order some stuff on the Internet and it shows up three hours later. How could all the things that need to happen to make that happen happen so fast?


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Jan 17, 2014 -

This hour, we examine three very different kinds of black boxes—those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we know what’s coming out, but what happens in-between is a mystery.

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