The Sounds of Radiolab


Radiolab, one of my favorite radio shows, is known for its striking sound effects to communicate big ideas. You can currently listen to excerpts in this sonic gallery over on The New York Times. My favorite is ‘the sleeping cat’s brain”.

I am a bit sad they didn’t include the crazy audio metaphor of the episode where they explained with a chorus how Mantis Shrimp can see more colors than we can. Well, I dug it up, here it is:

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  1. The Mantis Shrimp chorus! I loved that episode.

  2. I like Radiolab some of the time. They do too many episodes where animals are hurt or experimented on. Makes me crazy.

  3. Radiolab is my favourite too! Haven’t been listening to them for quite sometime though.