You like science, right? Who are we kidding, of course you do. And you enjoy listening to the radio, right? Maybe even a little NPR when you’re feeling saucy? Well, my friends, you should check out Radiolab if you haven’t yet.
Radiolab is an incredible NPR show that has been around since 2005 and is produced out of WNYC in, you guessed it, New York City. But don’t judge it harshly because you don’t like Yankee radio. No, no, no. Radiolab delves into really interesting science topics, pulls out the fascinating bits and tells a great story along the way. This isn’t some boring science recording from 1954 that sounds like Troy McClure is doing the voice over. No, this is kind of like a This American Life about science with better audio editing. So if you’re an documentary audio geek like me, you’ll appreciate the production values that quite possibly surpass most NPR shows out there – which is saying a lot.
Unfortunately, WUNC does not broadcast it so go to the Radiolab website or download free podcasts from iTunes. My favorite so far is the story on parasites. Listening to a story about them is much better than getting them. Trust me.
Jay Heinz is Morehead's Digital Production Manager. He can't believe he had never listened to Radiolab until a couple weeks ago.