Radiolab

Publisher:
WNYC

Radiolab

4.8/5

Critic Rating

5.0/5

Listener Rating

Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. We ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music. It is hosted by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org May 31, 2023

"... a balance between being scientifically rigorous and empathetic...packed with information...delights its listeners with high-quality production and compelling tales. "

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Score: 5

Anthony Rivas • The Skimm Dec 21, 2021

"...this profound podcast goes deep into subjects around science, philosophy, and politics. Some episodes will make you think about the bigger picture in life (and give you perspective about whatever’s dragging you down). While others will feel like a warm hug."

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Score: 4

Ashley Lusk • Bello Collective Dec 2, 2020

"Episodes like “Insomnia Line” are why Radiolab remains relevant nearly 20 years into its run."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Oct 1, 2019

"...an entire frontier of narrative sound design, one that’s heavy on showmanship and even heavier on emotional impact....lands with a minor jolt of electricity, and is always a cause for some…"

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Score: 4.8

Rebecca Nicholson • The Guardian Apr 22, 2011

"Radiolab is broadcast on America's WNYC but, thanks to its availability as a podcast, has found an international audience of science lovers and newcomers. It remains a constant source of surprise to yours truly to find my unscientific mind get so involved in a story about the elasticity of time, for example, but that's part of Radiolab's charm."

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Score: 5

Rob Walker • New York Times Apr 7, 2011

"I HEARD SEVERAL episodes of “Radiolab” before I figured out that it was supposed to be about science. I thought the “lab” part of the title referred to experimentation with the medium. Listen more closely to a “Radiolab” episode, and once you get past the cutting up and the jumpiness, you’ll notice just how intricate the underlying soundscapes are."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 5

Kate B. Dec 10, 2020

"A timely listen amidst the rollout of the COVID vaccine, and thoughtful glimpse into the prolific career of Maurice Hilleman. "


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