|Genre||Scientific, philosophical investigation|
|Running time||60 min.|
|Syndicates||Public Radio International|
|Exec. producers||Ellen Horne|
|Air dates||since 2001|
|No. of series||6|
|No. of episodes||30|
Radiolab is a radio program broadcast on public radio stations in the United States. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, each hour-long show focuses on a topic of a scientific and philosophical nature, through stories, interviews, and thought experiments. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner. Its audio production style is distinctive, often using rapid edits to construct an expository conversation, and usually feature brief, unscripted tangents. The credits are generally read by people who were interviewed or featured on the show, rather than by the hosts.
Radiolab is produced by WNYC, a public radio station in New York City. The show is nationally syndicated, and is also available as a podcast. Beginning June 15, 2009, the podcast feed offers full episodes on a regular schedule. Between each episode, podcast listeners "get two podcasts that follow some detour or left turn, explore music we love, take you to live events, and generally try to shake up your universe."
Radiolab received a 2007 National Academies Communication Award "for their imaginative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences."
Six seasons of five episodes each have been produced; the sixth season aired in September and October 2009.
A special half-hour episode, "This Is Your Brain on Love", was released as a podcast in August 2007.