Radio Lab Season 8: Fate and Fortune
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.
What decides the trajectory of our lives, our successes or failures, our steps and stumbles? Do we achieve what we achieve through force of will, or does fate have us by throat? This hour, Radiolab explores the tug of war between will and fate from birth to death¿from a kid reaching for a marshmallow to hints of dementia in the words of a 20 year old.