First, let me introduce you to a radio program called Radiolab, produced by WNYC Public Radio in New York City. For well over 50 years, I’ve been fascinated by radio production and the variety of ways to bring stories to life through sound. Radiolab is my favorite radio program, and I usually listen to it at their website or as a podcast I download. I’ll put a link at the end of this post.
Today Radiolab released their latest podcast, shorter than the full-length program. It’s titled “Vanishing Words” and is a fascinating look at words from two different angles: Agatha Christie’s novels, and observations from a study of almost 700 elderly nuns. In both examples, words serve as a window into aging brains…a window that may someday help pinpoint very early warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
You can listen to the podcast by pressing the play Arrow below, then later go to the Radiolab website for more information if you’d like. Wherever you listen, I think you’ll find it’s worth it.[audio: http://audio.wnyc.org/radiolab_podcast/radiolab_podcast10nuns.mp3]
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