RADIOLAB

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Review of WNYC's Podcast Radiolab

Science and philosophy combine, and launch on the perfect rocket ship onto WNYC’s podcast, Radiolab. In Radiolab, hosts Jad Abumrad, and Robert Krulwich team up to investigate one grand science, and/or philosophical idea in each of their episodes. Each of these ideas, are supported by a mountain of stories, that all weave together, to support the true message of the episode. As a consequence, Radiolab’s episodes will have your head spinning silly, realizing all the possibilities of science, while simultaneously causing you to ponder about the worlds biggest questions.Radiolab Hosts

On a particular episode, you may learn about a technology that can single handily solve the vast majority of all crimes, including: murders, robberies, and drug trafficking, but will leave you wondering about the ethics of such a technology. With this in mind, prepare yourself to leave each episode of Radiolab with a greater appreciation for science, and thinking.

WHO’S THIS PODCAST FOR

By and large, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich keep Radiolab entertaining for anyone looking to expand their mind. Radiolab isn’t just another science podcast. Noting that, individuals interested in all things science, will love Radiolab. In order to catch the true essence of what Radiolab is, we need to understand that, Radiolabs message runs deeper than the science. In short, Radiolab is Investigations into science with an emphasis on consideration.If you are a fan of popular podcasts like TED Radio Hour or This American Life, than Radiolab should be a natural fit on your podcast rotation. However, even if these podcasts don’t do it for you, Radiolab is still worth testing out.

QUALITY

Radiolab is supported by a number of WNYC Studios staff, and hosted by the experienced audio personalities of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why Radiolab can deliver stunning quality on each episode. Admittedly though, we find that some episodes are more impressive and entertaining than others. Although, every episode is still worth the listen.

COST

Radiolab is free to download on all major podcast download apps including the: iTunes podcast downloader, the Google Music store, Stitcher, RSS feed. Also available on Radiolabs own app, which can be downloaded on iTunes, or the Google Play Store, currently for $2.99. In addition to that, Radiolab may be playing on your local radio station. Details regarding how to listen can be found at radiolab.org/stations.

The podcast is lightly ad supported. Radiolab and WNYC also invite you to donate to help their cause. More information about donating to help Radiolab, and the entire New York Public Radio organization, can be found on radiolab.org, or on WNYC donate and merchandise link.

WARNINGS

As a general rule, Radiolab is safe for anyone, although a couple episodes cover adult topics. In those instances, the hosts do a great job warning you prior to the episode. Radiolab receives the clean rating in iTunes for all, but a couple episodes.

LINKS

News and information about the Radiolab podcast can be found at radiolab.org. Information regarding the New York Public Radio organization (WNYC), and their other podcasts, can be found on their main website at wnyc.org. If you are interested in merchandise, or donating follow the link.

Stitcher information for Radiolab.

iTunes subscribe, and information link for Radiolab.

Wikipedia page for Radiolab. Wikipedia page for the host, Jad Abumrad. Wikipedia page for host Robert Krulwich. Wikipedia page for WNYC.

Radiolabs RSS feed.

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SUMMARY

The perfect balance of science and philosophy meet head on in WNYC’s podcast, Radiolab. Radiolab episodes consist of, a collage of stories, woven together, to form one thought provoking idea. Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich keep the podcast entertaining, and a real winner for anyone looking to expand their mind.

Good

  • Well Produced Podcast
  • Great Value
  • Deep Thought Provoking Podcast

Bad

  • New Episodes Come Out Inconsistently
  • Some Episodes Contain a Higher Entertainment Value

Summary

The perfect balance of science and philosophy meet head on in WNYC's podcast, Radiolab. Radiolab episodes consist of, a collage of stories, woven together, to form one thought provoking idea. Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich keep the podcast entertaining, and a real winner for anyone looking to expand their mind.
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Great

Entertainment - 8
Content - 8
Delivery - 10
Production - 9.3
Voice - 9.3

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