Radio Lab Season 8: Cities

Each hour we take a big idea, so big that it lives everywhere, hiding in a thousand places under different names, and we chase that idea, going wherever whim takes us. Along the way, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich interview, argue, imagine, and discover the hidden connections that make this idea so surprisingly powerful. And the sounds you hear are as new and startling as the ideas we explore. It's Technicolor radio. Radiolab is produced by WNYC, New York and distributed by National Public Radio.

One tidy mathematical formula may hold the key to what drives a city-- from how many patents it's likely to produce, to how many murders are likely to occur. Yet math can't explain most of the human-scale details that make urban life unique. This hour of Radiolab, we take to the streets in search of what makes cities tick.

Guests: 

Jad Abumrad
Robert Krulwich

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