Radiolab Reads

We read a lot of great books here at Radiolab. Some of them worm their way into our brains and onto the air, some of them help clear our minds on the subway home from work, and a good number do both...latching onto our imaginations and cropping up in conversations wherever we go. These are books we want to share, so each week one of us Radiolabbers will recommend a favorite. And we're keeping a running list of all the books we mention in our episodes here.

  • Radiolab Reads: Science Ink

    Nov 8, 2011
    Carl Zimmer's latest book got its start in a swimming pool. Carl was at a party one summer, when he noticed something new about his longtime friend Bob: a tattoo of what looked like a...
  • Radiolab Reads: Intern Edition

    Sep 13, 2011
    Rose Eveleth and Kristen Clark, our wonderful summer interns, offer a couple of great non-fiction picks as their last official duty here. Featuring eight kinds of salsa, plus Tetris!
  • Radiolab Reads: The Birthday Boys

    Aug 29, 2011
    In 1910, Robert Falcon Scott led an expedition to Antarctica in a race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole. The trip went down in history as one of the most grueling,...
  • Radiolab Reads: All Over but the Shoutin'

    Aug 22, 2011
    Later this week, Radiolab goes to northeastern Alabama in our new hour-long podcast. For more on that part of our country, and for one of the most honest American memoirs out there, p...
  • Radiolab Reads: Year of the King

    Aug 8, 2011
    In the summer of 1983, Antony Sher got word that he was in line to play one of the most evil characters in literature--Shakespeare's murderous King Richard III. He spent the next year...
  • Radiolab Reads: Room Temperature

    Jul 25, 2011
    This whole novel takes place in a few minutes, in a quiet room drenched with late-afternoon sun.  As the narrator of Room Temperature feeds his baby daughter, he lets his mind wander—...