If you've never listened to NPR's Radio Lab, please reach your hands over your head and push upward very firmly. Once the rock has toppled out of the way, run, do not walk, to the closest computer with internet connectivity and log on to www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab to catch episodes from the past three seasons on topics such as morality, time, detective stories, and zoos. An hour with hosts Robert Krulwich and Jab Abumrad is like drinking beer with two of the smartest people you know while they regale you with stories, fun facts, and theories before inviting over other really smart people to share more ideas. Ira Glass, host of This American Life, has dubbed Radio Lab one of the best shows on radio today. Has Ira Glass ever been wrong about anything? No. No, he has not. Krulwich and Abumrad come to the Fitzgerald Theater to talk about The War of the Worlds and why the radio dramatization caused mass hysteria.
Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2007