I am obsessed with WNYC’s program Radiolab. It’s a somewhat irreverent human-interest series with a scientific slant — always funny and fascinating, with stories that stay with you for days. Years, even. It does not feel like a stretch to say Radiolab has changed the way I see the world. Anyhow, I put the podcasts on my ipod and work through them at the gym. Most of the shows are an hour so I’ll listen over two days.
The episode I just finished was called ‘Lost and Found,’ and had an amazing story about this girl, Emilie:
Emilie was an art student in New York City when she was hit by an 18-wheeler while riding her bike. She was not expected to live; she did. Then she was not expected to be capable of rehabilitation; she is. But the story of how that came to be is too incredible for me to spoil, so if you have 20 minutes, listen to it here (I tried for about 20 minutes to embed it, with no luck; sorry!).
Listen and tell me that didn’t amaze you.