Phorecast Podcast No 11 – Exclusive interview with the host and co-creator of Radiolab, Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad, Radiolab

Radiolab has been called the most innovative show on radio by This American Life’s Ira Glass and very many listeners agree. Each week co-hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich choose a big topic of a scientific and philosophical nature and in a unique documentary style explore it through interviews, experiments and discussion. Jad, a music composer, adds a distinctive audio production style with sound illustrations and unique editing techniques.

We are honored to interview Jad Abumrad about the coming season of Radiolab, some behind the scenes of the shows production, the most difficult topics they have ever tackled and how pop culture portrays science and scientists today!

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4 comments on “Phorecast Podcast No 11 – Exclusive interview with the host and co-creator of Radiolab, Jad Abumrad”

  1. Just ran across your podcast. Great interview!! Jad is really in his own special corner of the radio/podcast universe. He sets the bar for quality content.

  2. Jad… love your show and all the work that goes into it. Years ago I made two fantastic discoveries which changed my life completely. First, I went through a divorce years ago. I was fortunate to connect the dots after a great deal of introspection. I discovered why we pick the people we do. I was able to change my choice the second time around. This marriage has lasted 37 years and I am a very happy man because of my discovery. We are creatures of programming and conditioning. But I broke the secret code. I can now readily explain why the divorce rate is so high. Second, I now understand why people do very risky things putting their life in danger. The poster boy for this activity is Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter. I had a similar problem which I was able to break. Forget about Freud. It’s Ivan Pavlov who discovered how we are really put together. I’m seventy nine years old and have lived a very rewarding life since I was able to look behind the curtain and see how little we know about ourselves and why we make the choices that we do. I will be happy to share what I have learned with you if you have any interest. I have nothing to promote. Just want to put it out there. I think that it is important to understand the hidden forces that manipulate us going all the way back to childhood. Keep up the great work. You do an outstanding job.

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