I listen regularly to a few podcasts–This American Life (for many years),  The History of Rome, New York Times Book Review are regulars.  Some I’ve dropped from the rotation, like New Yorker: Out Loud (now I listen only to those that grab my attention) and The Ethicist (you love or you loathe Randy Cohen.  I loathe.)  Last fall I discovered Radiolab, produced by WNYC.  It’s terrific.  The shows are well-researched, well-reported, varied, interesting, engaging, funny, emotionally draining–and Radiolab’s tightly-edited multi-voiced opening montage is like a 7-second roller-coaster ride.  After listening to a few episodes I downloaded most of the show’s back catalog, which provided my commuting and workout soundtrack for weeks.  I caught up on prior seasons and now feel empty–new episodes do not come often enough.   Finding Emilie is a gripping narrative, intellectually challenging, and emotionally profound.  If you like it, you’ll like Radiolab.

5 thoughts on “Radiolab”

  1. Interesting. This is a genre I don't subscribe to, simply because I wasn't aware of it. Love the editing too. Subscribed.

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