I love RadioLab myself, but it seems like they are embracing (or at least giving a free pass to) new age quantum metaphysics. Listen to their latest short "Solid as a Rock". Also read some of the comments on its thread, I am not alone in my thinking.
As one commenter replies, "This stunk of idealism ontology masquerading as science. Quite a few leaps of logic have to be made to get to this point. All in all, it felt more like it was rabid abuse of the ideas." The guest they had on was Jim Holt. I have checked out other interviews with him (Charlie Rose for one) and he gets a free pass on all the "sciencey" things he says. Probably because the interviewers do not know any better, but also, I suspect that public broadcasting is tantalized by religion that isn't religion. I love public broadcasting but it seems like those on the far left can be just as credulous as those on the far right. (Huffington Post)
Of course, I could be overreacting, but the whole episode made me cringe. Thoughts?