Radio Lab: A This American Life Alternative

Before I got married I used to spend a bit more time listening to MP3s… There’s been a marked drop-off in my listening time. Why would I want to listen to anything other than the sweet voice of my beautiful wife?

But if she and I ever do take time to listen to MP3s on car trips or while getting ready in the morning, I keep a stock at hand.

One podcast of an NPR radio show has become a favorite of ours: Radio Lab. Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich take an entertaining, thoughtful, and knowledgeable look at various scientific issues. (Note: A few shows truly are appropriate for adults but not for kids.)

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Jad and Robert

Robert, the elder of the two hosts, regularly but somewhat incompletely takes the more conservative, theistic side in a debate.

And Jad, I think, takes a real interest in sound design. The way they structure their interviews aurally is unique, beautiful, and engaging.

Listen with care because all scientific “facts”—including those I accept!—come with theories already attached.

But listen, because all truth is God’s truth and declares His glory, showing His handiwork.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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