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An Evening with Jad Abumrad

Feb 10, 2018

Genre
Guest Speaker
Runtime
90 mins.
Doors at 6pm
Show at 7pm


What is it that makes a story move you? Like really really move you?

After 15 years of making Radiolab and, more recently, More Perfect, Jad Abumrad found himself standing on a street corner, staring down at a manhole cover and thinking: indoor plumbing! Of course!

Join Jad as he deconstructs the process of finding and developing stories and creating new, original work. He’ll unearth the hidden ingredients key to the stories that inspire, change and connect us all.

“Jad Abumrad 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 .” - Macarthur Foundation


Join us for a special VIP experience

Refreshments and mingling with Jad before the show, and the best seats in the house! VIP tickets are $95 and include complimentary beverages.

The main event begins at 7pm. Doors open for general admission at 6pm.

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Jad Abrumad

Jad Abrumad

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than 9 million times a month as a podcast. Most days, Radiolab is the 2nd most popular podcast, just behind This American Life.

Jad Abumrad did most of his growing up in Tennessee, before studying creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. Following graduation, Abumrad wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs.

In 2002, Abumrad began tinkering with an idea for a new kind of radio program, an open- ended radio “laboratory.” Radiolab has since evolved into one of public radio’s most popular programs. Abumrad hosts the program with Robert Krulwich and also serves as its lead producer, composer and managing editor. Abumrad employs his dual backgrounds as composer and journalist to create what’s been called “a new aesthetic” in broadcast journalism. He orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews 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 legal foundation for the war on terror.