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Sundays, June 6-28 at 10 p.m. – Radio Lab

(Rochester, NY) Radio Lab, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. on AM1370/FM-HD91.5-2 throughout June, is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radio Lab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture and information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, Radio Lab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised.

Episode descriptions and airdates:

Animal Minds airs Sunday June 6 at 10 p.m.
When we gaze into the eyes of our beloved pets, can we ever really know what they're thinking? In this hour of Radio Lab, we explore what science can say about what goes on in the minds of animals

Lucy airs Sunday, June 13 at 10 p.m.
Chimps, Bonobos, Humans -- we're all great apes. This hour we take a look at what happens when we all try to live together. Featuring a chimp named Lucy, this episode tells Lucy’s story and other tales of radical sharing between humans and the creatures on earth most like us.

Limits airs Sunday, June 20 at 10 p.m.
How much can you jam into a human brain? How far can you push yourself past feelings of exhaustion? In this hour of Radio Lab, we examine human limits.

Famous Tumors airs Sunday, June 28 at 10 p.m.
This hour of Radio Lab is dedicated to tumors. It may sound like a grim topic, but what we find when we look closely at these anatomical aberrations are fascinating tales of evolution, immortality, and even... maybe... God? We'll hear about a tumor that changes modern science, and the tragic untold story of the woman attached to that tumor.

Pictured: Co-host Robert Krulwich
Credit: Sara Krulwich


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