Reviews
I love Radiolab! While other reviewers are right to note that not all episodes are about the hard sciences any more, I honestly appreciate the expansion into social topics, and I don’t think it weakens the show at all. An old standard for a reason - if you haven’t listened yet, give it a try.
bannanachan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/20
This is amazing journalism/story telling/science love sharing! The only reason I miss episodes is bc sometimes they’re too good and thought provoking. Please keep up the amazing work. The Octomom and why fish aren’t episodes got me to finally write this review. Thank you!
Wednesday May via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/21/20
If the staff will stop trying to promote their personal ideas, ideals, opinions, and shower thoughts it would be much better.
cephhh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/20
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Liz199 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/20
I’m listening to back episodes now, and in this one in particular Robert is pitching for donations. “You can go on Radiolab.com/donate or text the word Radiolab, one word, to the number 69866” So while driving I texted the word Radiolab to the number 69866 but I got no response. I wonder if...Read full review »
Dan quale via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/20
Science made Radiolab very unique early on. The stories in general are great. They are still good... there’s also a lot of replays, and there’s also a an abundance of Radiolab spinoff episodes. Makes the podcast feel a bit glossy. The stories and spinoffs are great, but the ever-slowly eroding...Read full review »
Davidjkeys via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/20
Loved it in so many ways! Highly recommended.
Glenally via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/17/20
I listened to the Octomom episode on my run this morning. It was a perfect diversion from the stress of the current pandemic. The story was both beautiful and sad. I actually stopped on my run and cried. I encourage you to play this every year on Mother’s Day.
Spottedfrog via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/20
With this inane tripe.
treaves via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/20
Amazing info for everyone, not just geeky people interested in science
Epmmm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/20
this was beyond frustrating, I can't believe you released such a misleading, awful episode. The critiques were incredibly mild and you didn't even touch some of the largest issues with these genome projects.Read full review »
dymit 2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/20
I am a healthcare worker who has been run ragged by this crisis. Having the brilliant minds at radio lab returning to normal programming has been a true bright spot in all this darkness.
Big_Kuntry via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/20
The show itself is great! The Radiolab crew does a wonderful job presenting stories in an engaging and fun way. However the podcast stinks. My saved episodes get regularly erased and even my downloaded ones get un-downloaded if that’s even a term. Someone is constantly resetting the app and the...Read full review »
DisneyNerds via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/20
Dear Radio-Lab Team, Each news episode brings us new knowledge and insights to the way we look at the world, and you not only make it affordable in terms of language to the general public but also interesting and funny (without losing the seriousness of the topics) so the result cannot be other...Read full review »
gxm22 via Apple Podcasts · Luxembourg · 05/13/20
I can forgive the politics and culture. I can forgive the begging for $$$$ to pay for a vacation as part of a "story." I cannot forgive shoddy science. I hit "unsubscribe" once I realized a new show (is it really new, or just a repeat?) in my feed fills me with dread. I am done...Read full review »
49rFanz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/20
I love the show but I wish they would cut the background music/sound effects to a minimum. It’s often too loud to hear what they are saying.
marielistener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/20
I officially hit the unsubscribe button today. After hoping months if not over a year this podcast would find its way back to the facts, I keep getting hit over the head with someone’s opinion represented as fact. I have listened to this podcast get further and further left and the most recent...Read full review »
Snapshot4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/20
Why have I never reviewed? Love the format, feels like having a conversation. Super engaging.
MsFrizzle2.0 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/20
I LOVED RadioLab. But recently, the podcast has diverted from being more objective and fact based to more subjective and opinionated... especially being more political and biased towards the “left”. Just my opinion. I do appreciate the educational intention and I will continue to play older...Read full review »
Cheese 123234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/20
I am an avid podcast listener and when anyone asks for recommendations, RadioLab is always at the top of the list ( with the likes of Reply All and Heavyweight ). It perfectly mixes science with storytelling to produce these little worlds of wonder and emotion and knowledge that feel like portals...Read full review »
jfalv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/20
Why base an episode on shaky scientific evidence? Is Radiolab doing inductive science now, trying to go from anecdotes to important general lessons ... and failing? Better keep to the human angle, but if you want to do science, do it well
Norman Loayza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/20
There’s a lot of information that is shared in each episode, however, all too often, either who cares or the information is unrealistic. Like the recent episode that I couldn’t finish that touched on End of the world scenarios. It went deep down rabbit holes so unrealistic (like the part about $2...Read full review »
ekuzco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/20
I’ve been listening to radiolab for years and it’s beyond fantastic. I’d just like to say a huge extra special THANK YOU to radiolab for creating and continuing the dispatch series during this crazy time. I know it’s not your typical show and you could have easily excused yourself from putting...Read full review »
Raytay2014 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/20
If I hat three podcasts that I had time to listen to this would be one of them. Taking science reporting to new levels it does not shy away from controversy or the discussion of human values.
Boondocks birder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/20
Simply awesome episode 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Tokyo George via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 05/06/20
Fantastic show. Always get to learn something new. Smart, well thought out.
drail84 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/06/20
Listenning to this podcast is a wonderful experience. You can hear the attention to sound effects and mixing that is put into it. Everything works together to deliver a cohesive experience that is memorable, which is good because it is also educational. The hosts make the topics interesting...Read full review »
ElimiNathan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/20
Radiolab is a fantastic podcast. I love what they’ve been producing and I hope they keep it up. Robert leaving is a big loss, but I hope he enjoys retirement.
Bottleworks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/20
Radiolab’s reporting and creative angles on stories astound me every time a new episode comes out.
Lucy134 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/20
Absolutely amazing
finnus1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/20
The recent emphasis on culture and politics and such instead of science themes doesn’t work for me. Also...the Jad and Robert dynamic was great. Not so much with the new producers. Latif Nasser is just awful to listen to. He doesn't tell a well paced story, he is smug, naive,...Read full review »
AtomicOperator via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/20
But otherwise fairly good.
donna ree row via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/20
Radiolab used to be so interesting but now has gotten boring. They need to talk more about science and less about feelings. I would recommend that you listen to all of the old episodes but the 2020 episodes aren’t worth it.
KDC2399 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/29/20
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The best.
hfrtegearc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/20
I have been huge fan for years, but lately (last two years) i hardly complete an episode. I miss old radiolab
Ab_qx via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/28/20
Lately these are feeling kind of whiny and touchy feely. The earlier programs were fascinating. I haven’t been able to finish an episode out of either boredom, disgust or ideological disagreement in quite some time. I just tried to listen to this latest episode and I just can’t. I’m...Read full review »
davey mouse via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/20
Thank you for the Last Latif Episodes. It sounds like a tremendous effort by the Radiolab staff, as usual. I am moved by Latif’s predicament and the effort put in by government agencies from around the planet in his behalf, at least until the apocalypse of 2016 .😖. I am grateful that I have...Read full review »
ImImpressed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/27/20
I agree that he Latif series was boring. And Six Feet Under was just inane. Nothing interesting. There has been a big drop off in the last several months in these podcasts.
Doug SC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/20
The single best piece of media being made today. Radio Lab is the intersection of entertainment and information and they do it better than anyone else. It’s exciting and touching and presents the world in an awe inspiring way.
kyd 000001 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
Title ... you guys dont even do a great job summarizing, so let the people speak. Like that episode the other day where your worker asked chemists about atomic theory and then went on to summarize herself in the most unintellectual “cutesy” way ... literally the equivalent of asking a...Read full review »
huufghjsj via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/20
I recently went back to revisited old episodes to make sure I wasn’t crazy... but this show has taken a strange trajectory. So much so, I actually suspended my annual giving. And no... it isn’t the new host or the “voice” that everyone complains about... it’s the quality of journalism and the...Read full review »
elijahrlb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/20
Yes, the new second banana may irritate you with her uptalk and peppering her speech with an occasional “like” or two, or three. She ain’t Robert Krulwich. Get over it.
Meat=Murder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/20
Used to be one of the best podcasts around. Makes seemingly boring topics interesting. Learn things you didn't know you didn't know about. 🤹‍♂️ Lately kind of lost its way. Not very interesting anymore sadly.Read full review »
Jooloponoppto via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/23/20
This show used to be amazing. It focused on science and had amazing interviews. And then it all went down hill like 2 years ago. I tried to give it time to find it’s groove again but alas, I’ve had to give up. 4/22/2020
JohnnyBoy84 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/20
Radio Lab was my favorite podcast for years. I donated to a foreign NPR because it meant so much to me. Radio Lab lost their way when political reporting absconded with their discussion.
This one is for you via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/22/20
Like, like like, it’s like, like, like you know?
like like like. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/20
Want interesting, objective conversations about the wide world of society and science? We’ll take your racist, sexist, homophobic, far right butt back to the Radiolab episodes of 2015 and earlier. We only showcase that new PC science, guaranteed to make the most blue-haired of you not scream for...Read full review »
Usu student via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/20
Radiolab is the podcast that made me get into podcasts! Every episode is intriguing and I love Jad and Robert
Cleo💃 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/20/20
I love this show to bits, but please dear god never say mouth rain again.
AK Cortster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/20
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