Radiolab focuses on scientific and philosophical topics in an accessible and light-hearted manner-- and with an unusual and distinctive audio style to illuminate ideas and blend boundaries between science, philosophy and the human experience.
This show is hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Abumrad is the son of a scientist and a doctor, but went to school himself for creative writing and music composition. After graduating, he wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs. Krulwich reports for National Public Radio.
Radiolab is one of public radio's most popular shows. Its podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month, and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation.
Radiolab airs on Saturdays at 1p.m.