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  • Brown Box

    Brown BoxYou order some stuff on the Internet and it shows up three hours later. How could all the things that need to happen to make that happen happen so fast?  It used to be, when you ordered something on the Internet, you waited a week for it to show up… 4 days ago, 13 May 21, 11:21pm

  • Kleptotherms

    KleptothermsIn this episode, we break the thermometer watch the mercury spill out as we discover temperature is far stranger than it seems. Five stories that run the gamut from snakes to stars. We start out underwater, with a snake that has evolved a devious… 13 days ago, 5 May 21, 2:30pm

  • Deep Cuts

    Deep CutsToday, Lulu and Latif talk about some of their favorite episodes from Radiolab’s past that hold new power today.  Lulu points to an episode from 2008: Imagine that you're a composer. Imagine getting the commission to write a song that will all… 26 days ago, 22 Apr 21, 10:00pm

  • The Septendecennial Sing-Along

    The Septendecennial Sing-AlongEvery 17 years, a deafening sex orchestra hits the East Coast -- billions and billions of cicadas crawl out of the ground, sing their hearts out, then mate and die. In this short, Jad and Robert talk to a man who gets inside that noise to dissect its… 32 days ago, 15 Apr 21, 10:48pm

  • What Up Holmes?

    What Up Holmes?Love it or hate it, the freedom to say obnoxious and subversive things is the quintessence of what makes America America. But our say-almost-anything approach to free speech is actually relatively recent, and you can trace it back to one guy: a Supre… 46 days ago, 2 Apr 21, 7:09am

Sound Opinions

  • Could A Major Tornado Be Seen Here In Chicago?

    Could A Major Tornado Be Seen Here In Chicago?It’s the peak time for tornadoes in Illinois. State Climatologist, Doctor Trent Ford, shares what impact a major twister could have on the city of Chicago. Host: Odette Yousef; Producer: Lauren Frost 11 hours ago, 17 May 21, 11:15pm

  • Local Journalists Rally To Save the Chicago Tribune

    Local Journalists Rally To Save the Chicago TribuneA vote this week could see whether hedge fund Alden Global Capital takes complete control over Tribune Publishing. Host: Lisa Labuz; Guest: Greg Pratt 14 hours ago, 17 May 21, 8:15pm

  • Seniors End The Year In Style At Soldier Field Prom

    Seniors End The Year In Style At Soldier Field PromTwo thousand students from Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools were donning their finest gowns or suits (plus masks) for a pandemic-safe prom. Host: Araceli Gomez Aldana; Reporter: Linda Lutton 22 hours ago, 17 May 21, 12:45pm

  • How Do I Know Maskless People Got Vaccinated Or Not?

    How Do I Know Maskless People Got Vaccinated Or Not?Mask mandates do remain in effect in a lot of public spaces, so even vaccinated people might want to carry their masks with them when they go out. Find all our coverage at WBEZ.org/VaccineFAQ 22 hours ago, 17 May 21, 12:30pm

  • Rep. Bobby Rush Takes Aim At FBI's COINTELPRO

    Rep. Bobby Rush Takes Aim At FBI's COINTELPROThe bill would require the release of all records related to COINTELPRO, which targeted numerous civil rights leaders and organizations. Jeffrey Haas, a lawyer who defended the panthers, shares more on how bill that would open up secret FBI files to… 4 days ago, 14 May 21, 9:55pm