Jad Abumrad, one of the hosts of Radiolab, explores the function of music in the video below. The video itself is a little Radiolab-like, though it was produced by Mac Premo.

The first line of inquiry is, effectively: What is sound? From that, we get into: What is music? And finally, the big (and perhaps unanswerable) question: What is the function of music? If you're curious about this (and/or if you're a Radiolab fan), give three and a half minutes to this video to see what Abumrad thinks.

Language note: There are several f-bombs dropped in this video.