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One of our most popular episodes of all time was our [Colors episode](, where we introduced you to a sea creature that could see a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience. Peacock mantis shrimps are as extraordinary as they are strange and boast what may well be the most …
The shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, reignited an increasingly familiar debate about guns in this country. Today, we’re re- releasing a _More Perfect_ episode that aired just after the Las Vegas shooting last year that attempts to make sense of our country’s fraught relationship with the Second …
We don’t do breaking news. But 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. Who are these Russian individuals sowing discord? And who are these Americans that were manipulated?? Join us …
Smarty Plants Feb. 14, 2018
Do you really need a brain to sense the world around you? To remember? Or even learn?
In anticipation of Super Bowl LII (Go Eagles), we're revisiting an old episode about the surprising history of how the game came to be.
A look at the government’s secret power to control almost everything around you.
How do you pay proper tribute to a legend that many people haven’t heard of?
How to Be a Hero Jan. 9, 2018
What are people thinking when they risk their lives for someone else? Is heroism an act of sympathy or empathy?
Inside Radiolab (Video) Dec. 29, 2017
Meet our team and take a look behind the scenes here at Radiolab. Help make another year of curiosity possible.
Bigger Little Questions Dec. 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.
Big Little Questions Dec. 20, 2017
Here at the show, we get A LOT of questions, tiny questions, big questions, weird questions, poop questions. Today, we’re dumping the bucket out.
Super Cool Dec. 5, 2017
Walter Murch (aka, the Godfather of The Godfather), joined by a team of scientists, leads us on what felt like the magical mystery tour of super cool science.
How a diabetic, a cop, and a bottle of orange juice changed the way we police, forever.
Stereothreat Nov. 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.
Match Made in Marrow Nov. 10, 2017
If you donate bone marrow, you might save a life… or you might land a starring role in the greatest story ever told.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of someone thinking out loud, struggling to find words and ideas to match what’s in their head.
Father K Oct. 13, 2017
What happens when a Palestinian American Lutheran Minister runs for office in one of the most divided and most conservative neighborhoods in all of New York City?
If you can’t find justice in the Supreme Court, can you find it someplace else?
Driverless Dilemma Sept. 26, 2017
What happens if we hand over our stickiest moral quandary to a two-ton hunk of metal and let it loose on our streets?
Oliver Sipple Sept. 22, 2017
In a flash of heroism and humanity, Oliver Sipple saved a life and became something he never wanted to be.