Friday, March 25, 2011

Radiolab Returns: Season 9

The wildly popular program Radiolab returns to VPR this weekend with a brand new season.

We start off on the right foot with a GOOD show, in fact, it is “THE Good Show”. Jad and Robert tackle altruism, kindness, selflessness, and generosity. Radiolab asks the questions: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, why would one creature stick its neck out to help another? Is altruism an aberration, or just an elaborate guise for sneaky self-interest? Do we really live in a selfish, dog-eat-dog world? Or has evolution carved out a hidden code that rewards genuine cooperation? Experts and everyday folk tell their tales.

Join VPR for 5 weeks of Radiolab from WNYC beginning tomorrow afternoon at 4. Next week, Jad and Robert steer their way through a series of stories about getting lost, and ask how our brains, and our hearts, help us get home. In “Help!Radiolab looks for ways to gain the upper hand over those forces inside us - from unhealthy urges, to creative insights – and explores stories of unlikely (and surprisingly simple) answers to seemingly unsolvable problems in “Soul Patch” . In the last episode of this season, Radiolab will set out in search of order and balance in the world around us.

Tune in Saturdays at 4 for brand new episodes of Radiolab.

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