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.