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I’ve always been very interested in loving things that required defense.
If you posted the most incredible story — literally, the most incredible story that has ever been told since people have had the ability to tell stories, it will never, ever get as many hits as a video of a cat with a moustache.

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Life on the Moon

In 1836, Richard E. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, claimed that the noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel had discovered life on the moon. Flora and fauna included bat-men, moon maidens (with luna-moth wings), moon bison, and other extravagant life forms.

These lithographs by Leopoldo Galluzzo’s Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel depict Herschel’s “discoveries”.

It just so happens there is a fan-freaking-tastic podcast about this. The Memory Palace Episode 24: The Moon in the Sun.

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. 

The infographic whiz kids at Pop Chart Lab strike again, this time with a subject near and dear to our hearts: The Advance of Audio Apparatuses.

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.

They use gardening implements on their drums…things in their mouths…Darin plays his bass guitar like a tuba…

Today on The Takeaway, Jad and Robert talked about some of the brilliant musicians who are joining us on the Radiolab Live tour.  Take a listen here.

I’ll play it for somebody on staff, and you just kind of watch their eyes. You watch the parts where their eyes get wide. You watch their hips. Are they leaning in or are they leaning back?
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?

I am zucchini, and I am in space.
You’re seducing people so that you can kind of disturb them in a way. That’s sort of the process that you go through, you want that ‘Come here, come here, come here…BOO! Come here, come here, come here…OOF!’ That’s kind of what you do as a storyteller.
A new episode of Radiolab, all about blood, just for you.