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Live chat with Radiolab's Jad AbumradNov 14 2008

Afternoon todo list -

3pm: Listen to Radiolab's season premiere about Choice live on WNYC or online.

4pm: After the show's over, head on over to The Morning News for their inaugural TMN Talk, a live text chat with Radiolab's Jad Abumrad. The chat will begin here at 4pm.

Radio program on The Ring CycleAug 22 2008

Speaking of leitmotifs, it's a primary topic of conversation in this wonderful WNYC radio program about Richard Wagner's quartet of operas, The Ring Cycle.

It might seem hyperbole to claim, as many Wagnerites do, that The Ring Cycle is "The Greatest Work of Art Ever." But the grandeur and power of this monumental work have permeated our culture from Star Wars to Bugs Bunny to J.R.R. Tolkien.

And Led Zeppelin! The program is hosted by Radio Lab's Jad Abumrad. (thx, billy & laura)

A short (too short, perhaps) interview withApr 28 2008

A short (too short, perhaps) interview with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of Radio Lab.

It got really weird when you said, "If I'm a Buick and I'm made of parts, am I alive?" And he said, "Well, some people would say a Buick is alive."

A recent RL show explored Laughter and included a segment on its contagiousness. I've been showing Ollie the video of himself laughing at card shuffling and he laughs along with his onscreen self. He found the laughing baby videos on YouTube funny as well.

Good music in moviesFeb 25 2008

Jad Abumrad from Radio Lab curates The Morning News' Video Digest and selects clips from movies with good music.

Radiolab has been getting some love fromFeb 08 2008

Radiolab has been getting some love from quite a few of the sites I read (Snarkmarket originally turned me on to the show), so I thought I'd offer mine as well. I don't listen to the radio or to podcasts, but lately I've made an exception for Radiolab. It's about science, the editing is wonderful and unique, Jad Abumrad is one of the best radio voices I've ever heard, and to top it off, their shows are really fascinating.

Their show on Memory and Forgetting from last June is particularly good. If you don't have time for the whole thing, the Adding Memory (especially Joe Andoe's story) and Clive segments are almost must-listens.

You can listen to Radiolab on their site, on a variety of US radio stations, as a podcast, or though iTunes.

Update: Radiolab did a session at the Apple Store in Soho about their editing process and thought process. (thx, dan)

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