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Could this be the creature that we can all agree we should just get rid of?
They’re working these people like draft horses.
The number of days in a year has declined from over 400 to what we have now, which is 365.
The founding fathers could not agree, COULD NOT AGREE, on the most basic question: if there’s not a king, who’s in charge?

In our new podcast, we explore the strange feud built into the US Constitution—a feud that’s still going on today.  And if that’s not exciting enough for you, this podcast also has lots of sex, poison, and duck hunting.  Check it out.

For our latest podcast, artist Danica Novgorodoff made this beautiful illustration of Ötzi (AKA the Iceman).  Want to know more about the man with the lustrous beard? Take a listen. 

For our latest podcast, artist Danica Novgorodoff made this beautiful illustration of Ötzi (AKA the Iceman).

Want to know more about the man with the lustrous beard? Take a listen. 

You know, the kids in my class, they’ve never heard of quicksand.

The sentence that sent reporter Dan Engber on a quest to figure out, well, what the hell happened to quicksand.  Follow him down the rabbit hole in our new short.

What happened to quicksand?

Remember when quicksand seemed to be in every movie and TV show? Where did it go? In our new short, reporter Dan Engber looks into it…waaaaaaay into it.

OK guys, keep in mind that we are in a haunted burnt-out doomscape.

Overheard at Radiolab Live rehearsal.  Want to hang out in a haunted burnt-out doomscape with us?

Goose grease mixed with honey, the flesh of a mad dog (salted), the skin or old slough of a serpent, a clod from a swallow’s nest…pull out the feathers from around a live rooster’s anus and apply the anus to the bite wound!
A new episode of Radiolab, all about blood, just for you.
Damn, this is complicated. I thought it was supposed to get less complicated.

We wrestle with the outcome of the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case, and what the decision means for everyone involved, at the beginning of our most recent podcast.  If you haven’t heard our original story about this difficult SCOTUS case, you can find it here.

We went back to your place and listened to the White Album. We ordered in. We fought and made up and got good jobs and got married and bought an apartment and worked out and ate more and talked less.

Have you read Jenny Hollowell’s wonderful short story “A History of Everything, Including You”?  

Why not let Jenny read it to you?