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Playing God

Episode 4 of 8

Radiolab asks, when people are dying, and you can only save some, how do you choose who? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

Radiolab asks when people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? With Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.

When people are dying and you can only save some, how do you choose? Maybe you save the youngest. Or the sickest. Maybe you even just put all the names in a hat and pick at random. Would your answer change if a sick person was standing right in front of you?

In this episode, we follow New York Times reporter Sheri Fink as she searches for the answer. In a warzone, a hurricane, a church basement, and an earthquake, the question remains the same. What happens, what should happen, when humans are forced to play god?

Radiolab is a Peabody-award winning show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and the human experience.

Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich investigate a strange world.

1 hour

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Sun 24 Feb 2019 19:00

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