Radiolab on WUOT-2

Saturdays from 2-3 p.m.

Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to sound like music.

Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised. Radiolab won a Peabody Award in 2011.

5/2/2015  Afterlife

This hour, Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lie beyond. What happens at the moment when we slip from the other side? In a slight departure from our regular format, we bring you eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.

5/9/2015    La Mancha Screwjob

All the world’s a stage. This hour of Radiolab, we push through the fourth wall, pierce the spandex-ed heart of professional wrestling, and travel 400 years into the past to unmask our obsession with authenticity and our desire to walk the line between reality and fantasy.

5/16/2015  Yellow Fluff

The quest for scientific knowledge is one of the great and noble pursuits of humankind. It's also one of the most dangerous, frustrating, ego-driven, transcendent, dirty, sublime, tedious, demoralizing, get the idea. This hour, Radiolab takes on the big questions and the people who ask them.

5/23/2015  Blood

From medicine to the movies, the horrifying to the holy, and history to the present day — we consider the power and magic of the red liquid that runs through our veins. We meet an artist who opened his veins and got labeled a terrorist, douse ourselves in the meat and metaphors of blood in Shakespeare, wonder if clues to a gory fountain of youth could be lurking in the red blood cells of mice, and trace the complicated supply chain that gets blood from arms to operating tables.

5/30/2015  Ghost Stories (PODMASH)

One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal bogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way to journey to find out whether spirits exist.