Five Stories You'll Need a Box of Tissues For

1. Just Pass it On

Thomas Weller remembers how he got started helping strangers in need. Also, New York City bus operator Ronald Ruiz remembers one of his passengers on the City Island line in the Bronx.

2. Julie MacDonald

After a traumatic encounter at an abandoned subway station, a woman seeks answers to explain life’s mysteries.

3. The Triumph of Kindness

Josh Stein believes that when people come together, it’s a beautiful thing. He's seen it happen on the Little League field, in a most unexpected way.

4. Treating Kids' Cancer With Science And A Pocket Full Of Hope

Lessons in optimism from very ill children inspire pediatric oncologist Jim Olson in his hunt for better treatments for brain tumors. If a boy too sick to get out of bed can still find a way to have a snowball fight with his older brother, then Olson figures he can find ways to improve brain surgery.

5. Finding Emilie

In this episode, Radiolab steers its way through a series of stories about getting lost, and asks how our brains, and our hearts, help us find our way back home.     

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