Radiolab http://apr.org en Where am I? http://apr.org/post/where-am-i <p>Maybe you&#39;re in your desk chair. You&#39;re in your office. You&#39;re in Mobile, or Florence, or Tuscaloosa, Montgomery.</p><p>You&#39;re on planet Earth.&nbsp; But where are you, really?</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:15:47 +0000 Jackie Howell 15361 at http://apr.org Where am I? APR Presents: July 27 http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-july-27 <p><strong>Colors</strong></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 WNYC 14670 at http://apr.org APR Presents: July 27 APR Presents: July 20 http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-july-20 <p><strong>After Life</strong></p><p>What happens at the moment when we slip from life...to the other side? Is it a moment? If it is, when exactly does it happen? And what happens afterward? It&#39;s a show of questions that don&#39;t have easy answers. So, in a slight departure from our regular format, we bring you eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.</p><p>This hour: Radiolab stares down the very moment of passing, and speculates about what may lay beyond.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 WNYC 14668 at http://apr.org APR Presents: July 20 APR Presents: July 13 http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-july-13-0 <p><strong>Stochasticity</strong></p><p>Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.</p><p>Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, meet two friends whose meeting seems to defy pure chance, and take a close look at some very noisy bacteria.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:19:22 +0000 WNYC 14667 at http://apr.org APR Presents: July 13 APR Presents: July 6 http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-july-6 <p><strong>Lucy</strong></p><p>Chimps. &nbsp;Bonobos. &nbsp;Humans. &nbsp;We&#39;re all great apes, but that doesn&#39;t mean we&#39;re one happy family. &nbsp;This hour of Radiolab: &nbsp;stories of trying to live together. &nbsp;A chimp named Lucy teaches us the ups adn downs of growing up human, and a visit to The Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa highlights some of the basics of bonobo culture. &nbsp;(Be careful, they bite!)</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:49:57 +0000 WNYC 14337 at http://apr.org APR Presents: July 6 APR Presents: June 29th http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-june-29th <p><strong>Ghost Stories</strong></p><p>Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past...in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. 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 journey to find out whether spirits exist.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:00:00 +0000 WNYC 786 at http://apr.org APR Presents: June 29th APR Presents: June 22nd http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-june-22nd <p><strong>When Brains Attack!</strong></p><p>In this episode of Radiolab, strange stories of brains that lead their owners astray, knock them off balance, and, sometimes, propel them to do amazing things. We hear from a kid whose voice was disguised from himself, relive a surreal day in the life of a young researcher who was hijacked by her own brain, and try to keep up with an ultra-athlete who, after suffering terrible seizures, gained extraordinary abilities through removing a chunk of her brain.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 06:00:00 +0000 WNYC 785 at http://apr.org APR Presents: June 22nd APR Presents: June 15th http://apr.org/post/apr-presents-june-15th <p><strong>Guts&nbsp;</strong></p><p>We stick our hand in a cow stomach, get a window into our core (thanks to a hunter who became a walking science experiment in the 1800s), and listen in on the surprising back-and-forth between our gut and our brain. And we talk to a man who kind of went out of his mind when a medical procedure left him (for a little while) gutless.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="54" src="http://www.radiolab.org/widgets/ondemand_player/#file=%2Faudio%2Fxspf%2F197112%2F;containerClass=radiolab" width="474"></iframe></p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:36:22 +0000 WNYC 782 at http://apr.org APR Presents: June 15th