Sound and Science: Radiolab's Jad Abumrad (taped) Live on Big Think
Jad Abumrad is the creator of WNYC's Radiolab and a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. He is a radio host and producer whose engaging audio explorations of scientific and philosophical questions captivate listeners and bring to broadcast journalism a distinctive new aesthetic. As co-host and producer of the nationally syndicated program Radiolab, Abumrad employs his background as a composer to orchestrate dialogue, music, and sound effects into compelling documentaries that draw listeners into investigations of otherwise intimidating topics, such as the nature of numbers, the evolution of altruism, or the science of emergent phenomena within ant colonies and other complex systems.
"I think of my job as 'leading people to those moments of awe – that brain fever that overtakes you when you encounter a new idea'".
In our livestream interview with Jad Abumrad on 3/12, he answered several reader questions about his work as creator and producer of WNYC's Radiolab, a groundbreaking radio show that uses sound and narrative to explore complex mathematical and scientific questions. We present the recorded livestream here, in its entirety.