A New Season of Radiolab!

A new season of Radiolab features stories about what animals are thinking, which tumors are contagious, and how far we can push ourselves.


Numbers are all around us, but are they really there? For those of us who are bad at math, this Saturday at 4 Radio Lab ponders if we could live in a world without numbers.


When lightning strikes twice, is it fate or just random chance? Today at 4, Radio Lab examines randomness and our faulty, human misunderstandings of it.

New Normal

Organisms change, and the result is evolution. This Saturday at 4, Radio Lab tells stories of adaptation that may have you thinking differently about war, violence, and human nature.


Some creature, unbeknownst to you, living deep inside you has the ability to control your behavior. It may sound scary, but it’s more common than you think. Radio Lab uncovers the world of good and bad parasites.


Inevitably, everything dies: humans, civilizations, even the universe. Radio Lab stares down the very moment of passing and then speculates on what may lie beyond.

Halloween: War of the Worlds

Radio Lab dives into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history – Orson Welles’ 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey.  And we ask: Why did it fool people? Could it happen again?