our weekend and radiolab.

Namrata Singh//Sunday’s lunch in the backyard 

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our weekend was very productive, how was yours? the second weekend in our new place was again spent trying to ‘tame’ it- unpacking, cleaning, and painting all night friday, all day saturday and sunday. when we’re painting or cooking or doing the types of activities when your hands are busy but your mind is free, we like to listen to an npr program…usually ‘this american life.’ but lately we’ve discovered ‘Radiolab.’ maybe it is old news for you but for us it is a revelation. i’m not even sure how to begin to describe this amazing show- it both piques and sates my curiosity for the world. it asks big questions and explores the answers in a unique way: mixing science, sound, experts, research, and the human experience which all result in excellent reporting  and a great show. dare i say it, it is better than this american life. if i was still in education i would definitely be finding a way to use this in my curriculum. there are two hosts, robert krulwich and jad abumrad. both are smart and curious, and jad recently won a macarthur genius grant so good for him, big shot (read more about him here). anyway, the show is so good i can’t wait to get back organizing the closet just so i can listen to it some more.  if you have 15 minutes right now or while you’re cooking dinner tonight or spacing out on the couch why don’t you listen to why genghis khan probably has at least 16 million male descendants all the way from mongolia to tajikistan. you will not regret it, i promise you. afterwards when your mind is blown you can subscribe to their podcast

http://www.radiolab.org/media/audioplayer/player5.swf

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10th october, 2011

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