Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Radio Lab - A Must Listen Podcast
A rare and wonderful find I would like to share with all of you - Radio Lab.
Produced by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krilwich the two have an expanded and well researched conversation that explores a theme.
As a fan of James Burke and Carl Sagan, two scientific minds that could convey complex topics to a common level, I love the program.
There is no schedule for regular date and airtime. Instead great care is taken in developing content then the show is aired. In the podcast format it becomes addictive to burn CD’s and listen on the daily commute.
It is fun, and funny, informative and moving. It is Highly Recommended - listen now http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/
“In late 2001, Jad Abumrad was asked to host a showcase of documentary radio. He called it Radiolab. For a few years, Jad picked pieces that he liked and played them on Sunday nights. Every so often, Jad would make his own story ... or conduct his own investigation...and include it in his show. More and more, Radiolab featured Jad's original work, and played fewer and fewer of his favorite documentaries from around the world. Then one day in November of 2003, Jad was having breakfast with his friend Robert Krulwich. As Jad aired more of his own work, Robert was becoming impressed with how different and wonderful the show was sounding. On this November morning, Robert and Jad were discussing the mystery of how memory works, when one of them came up with the idea of taking that conversation into the recording studio. Whether that idea came from Jad or Robert may be lost to the still-unsolved mystery of how memory works. But they went ahead and talked to some scientists, and Jad embroidered and illustrated the resulting conversations with sounds and music. Before long, Robert and Jad decided to team up and re-launch Radiolab in its current form.”
Posted by p2 at Tuesday, April 01, 2008