Radiolab from WNYC
About This Show
Inspiring curiosity. Each episode of the Radiolab podcast is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories, society and experiences. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is produced & made available on demand by WNYC public radio.
Most Recent Episode
Nazi Summer Camp
Reporter Karen Duffin and her father were talking one day when, just as an aside, he mentioned the Nazi prisoners of war that worked on his Idaho farm when he was a kid. Karen was shocked ... and then immediately obsessed. So she spoke with historians, dug through the National Archives and oral histories, and uncovered the astonishing story of a small town in Alabama overwhelmed by thousands of German prisoners of war. Along the way, she discovered that a very fundamental question - one that we are struggling with today - was playing out seventy years ago in hundreds of towns across America: When your enemy is at your mercy, how should you treat them? Karen helps Jad and Robert try to figure out why we did what we did then, and why we are doing things so differently now.
We've gathered more photos of Camp Aliceville here
Special thanks to:
Mary Bess Paluzzi, founding director of the Aliceville Museum
Sam Love, a filmmaker who gathered the oral histories
Ruth Beaumont Cook, who wrote a great book about Aliceville