Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich started something wonderful with their public radio show Radiolab a decade ago. The popular series, syndicated all over the country, explores science and the world around us. Now fans can experience the show in person at Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical. Joined onstage by British comedian Simon Amstell, Abumrad and Krulwich guide viewers through hundreds of millions of years of Earth’s history, coming again and again to the end of the world. On air and onstage, Abumrad and Krulwich have a deft, easy style that instantly engages an audience. Here, they will take a new look at the extinction of the dinosaurs, positing that it happened in a much more sudden and explosiony manner than was previously thought; the death of atoms; and even a touching tale of two elderly actors stricken with Parkinson’s who go out with a bang during one last performance of Samuel Beckett’s bleak Endgame.

8 p.m. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 832-487-7050 or visit radiolab.org. $35 to $45.
Wed., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., 2013

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