Radio Lab Season 6 on AM 1370

Radio Lab Season 6 on AM 1370

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Radio Lab Hosts Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich

Credit: Alan Klein

In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.

Radio Lab, the experiential investigation program that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories is back with season 6 on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2! Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, Radio Lab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music.

Episodes and air dates are:

Stochasticity airs Sunday March 7 at 10 p.m. When “lighting strikes twice,” is it fate or just chance? The desire to see patterns in randomness is a basic facet of human experience. Radiolab tries to make sense of the patterns we see, from the basketball lucky streak known as ‘hot hand’ to why a Parkinson’s patient turned into a gambling addict.

After Life airs Sunday, March 14 at 10 p.m. Inevitably, everything dies: humans, civilizations, even the universe. But then what? Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and then speculates about what may lay beyond. It’s an hour of queries, investigation and dreams, after the mortal coil has been shuffled off. Actor Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) breathes life into a short story by neuroscientist David Eagleman.

Parasites airs Sunday, March 21 at 10 p.m. Some creature, unbeknownst to you, living deep inside you has the ability to secretly control your behavior. The “puppeteer within” may sound like the plot to a horror film, but it’s a lot more common than you might think. Radiolab uncovers a world full of parasites…and examines claims that some may actually be good for you.

New Normal airs Sunday, March 28 at 10 p.m. Organisms change, and the result is evolution. This hour, Radiolab tells stories of adaptation...for foxes, a small town in Oregon, and one particular troop of baboons in the Western Serengeti...that may have you thinking differently about war, violence and human nature.

 

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