Robert Krulwich

Robert Krulwich works on radio, podcasts, video, the blogosphere. He has been called "the most inventive network reporter in television" by TV Guide.

Krulwich is a Science Correspondent for NPR. His NPR blog, "Krulwich Wonders" features drawings, cartoons and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science.

He is the co-host of Radiolab, a nationally distributed radio/podcast series that explores new developments in science for people who are curious but not usually drawn to science shows. "There's nothing like it on the radio," says Ira Glass of This American Life, "It's a act of crazy genius." Radiolab won a Peabody Award in 2011.

His specialty is explaining complex subjects, science, technology, economics, in a style that is clear, compelling and entertaining. On television he has explored the structure of DNA using a banana; on radio he created an Italian opera, "Ratto Interesso" to explain how the Federal Reserve regulates interest rates; he has pioneered the use of new animation on ABC's Nightline and World News Tonight.

For 22 years, Krulwich was a science, economics, general assignment and foreign correspondent at ABC and CBS News.

He won Emmy awards for a cultural history of the Barbie doll, for a Frontline investigation of computers and privacy, a George Polk and Emmy for a look at the Savings & Loan bailout online advertising and the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Krulwich earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Oberlin College and a law degree from Columbia University.

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6:33am

Sat January 4, 2014
Krulwich Wonders...

Billboards That Drop Angels On Your Head

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 8:57 pm

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5:47am

Fri January 3, 2014
Krulwich Wonders...

'You're Invisible, But I'll Eat You Anyway.' Secrets Of Snow-Diving Foxes

Originally published on Fri January 3, 2014 11:57 am

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5:43am

Tue December 31, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 10:28 am

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When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."

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11:51am

Mon December 23, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

What Chickadees Have That I Want. Badly

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 11:57 am

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First I look in my right coat pocket. Nothing. Then my left. Nothing. Then my pants, right side — no. Then my pants, left side — yes! This is me at my front door, looking for my keys. Every day.

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4:27am

Fri December 20, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

One Man. One Cat. Multiplied

Originally published on Wed February 5, 2014 9:08 am

Courtesy of Mike Holmes

We start with a man called Mike and a cat called Ella. Two creatures.

Nothing odd about them, except that Mike has a beard and Ella is a touch chunky. Otherwise, they could be any cat and guy. Except ...

When you think about it, no one is ordinary. You could put a totally bland cat-and-guy couple in front of a hundred people, ask them to look, and each one would see a very different pair, different in a thousand subtle ways, because everybody looks at everything with different eyes.

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