Jad Abumrad

Radiolab (Podcast)

Jad Abumrad

Talk: Radiolab (Podcast)

Get behind the scenes insight into WNYC's Radiolab podcast. WNYC's Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and with a distinctive audio production style. Since 2005, Abumrad has produced and co-hosted the nationally syndicated program. Abumrad was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. Jad Abumrad joins us fresh off his sabbatical to tell us all about how their beloved show gets made.

Jad Abumrad

Jad Nicholas Abumrad (born April 18, 1973) is a Lebanese-American radio host, composer, and producer. He is founder and co-host of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab with Robert Krulwich.


A two-time Peabody Award-winner, Radiolab is an investigation told through sounds and stories, and centered around one big idea. In the Radiolab world, information sounds like music and science and culture collide. Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show is designed for listeners who demand skepticism, but appreciate wonder.

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