"How do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Could a nonviolent baboon be sign of things to come? Or is it just a flukey outlier from the norm? What about a man in a dress? Or a fox without vicious urges? Is there ever really even a norm? In this hour of Radiolab, we examine three stories that re-frame our sense of normalcy"
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The Bad Show — Cruelty, violence, badness… This episode of Radiolab, we wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it’s something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.
"In this new hour of Radiolab, we journey to the edge of human limits to find out how much the body and brain can endure–from physically exhausting races, to mind-stretching memory competitions. And we’ll ask if there are limits to human scientific understanding…limits that machines and robots have already overcome. "
What’s gotten into you? In this hour we explore nature’s moochers - the good, the bad, and the hideous. We have stories of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and maybe even mind-controlled humans. Could parasites be the shadowy hand that pulls the strings of life?