11 RADIOLAB

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WHAT IS IT?

You could pi­geon­hole Radiolab as a sci­ence podcast, but it’s a lot more than that.

WHY SHOULD I LIS­TEN?

The hosts are in­ter­est­ing and en­ter­tain­ing, and the top­ics cov­ered are usu­ally en­thralling. Plus, it man­ages to get its mes­sages across in a way that shows the full po­ten­tial of podcasts with bril­liant use of sound, mak­ing it a real trend­set­ter in the space.

The episode on colours and how we per­ceive them is a bril­liant ex­am­ple of this clever use of sound. How do you ex­plain the dif­fer­ences in a spec­trum of colour be­tween what a dog can see and what a hu­man can? With a choir, of course.

HOW LONG AND HOW OF­TEN?

Once a week, and usu­ally around an hour or so long. There are shorts in be­tween which are, by their na­ture, shorter.

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