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The son of a scientist and a doctor, 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, including On The Media, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, Morning Edition, All Things Considered and WNYC's "24 Hours at the Edge of Ground Zero."
Brenna is a writer, radio fiend, and filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn. She hails from the Adirondack Mountains, where she makes frequent getaways for ice-fishing, hunting, and chopping wood.
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Still recovering from when Rolling Stone called him a “Rock n roll Judge Reinhold,” Dylan came to Radiolab after selling his soul at the crossroads of Marcy Playground Ally and Calle de WNYC. Carrying only a Fender P Bass and a shotgun microphone, Dylan was met at midnight first by Brooke Gladstone of On the Media, then John Hockenberry of The Takeaway and finally by a curly haired demon named Jad. All of whom detuned his bass and redirected his mic. Having actually wanted Carl Sagan to show up, Dylan decided the curly guy was close enough. Now he owes him his soul.
Matt started at Radiolab as an intern. Now he works here. Around and in-between those two things, he lived in Minnesota, attended school in Arizona, tried to find himself, lived in Washington D.C., learned radio from Rob Rosenthal at the Salt Institute for Documentaries Studies, hung around This American Life, was awarded the Above the Fray fellowship to report in Uganda, and had a metal plate screwed into his wrist. He just realized this reads like Andy Mills' bio. He doesn't care.
Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program that examines big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling. Today, Radiolab is one of public radio's most popular shows. Its podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation. In addition to Radiolab, Krulwich reports for National Public Radio. “Krulwich Wonders” is his NPR blog featuring drawings, cartoons and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science.
Before working at Radiolab I had lots of other jobs including washing dishes, roofing, making fancy lattes, reporting in South Sudan and being a K-Mart Santa Claus. Now I edit, research, report and produce stories about things like friendship, forgiveness, drugs and really old dead bodies. It's also worth mentioning that, along with fellow producer Matthew Kielty, I own an old boat in the Gowanus Canal.
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Latif Nasser is a longtime friend of the show. You’ve heard him numerous times on air or read his missives on our site: telling us stories about the lie of the perfect snowflake, how pigeons get home, the lie that is the meter, etc. Having just finished his PhD at Harvard in the history of science, he is our new Director of Research. On staff he’ll be telling us more stories, infecting us with his enthusiasm and applying his formidable research skills to building out our editorial pipeline. He’ll also be the primary point of contact for our fact-checkers and outside contributors. He’ll also be standing at his desk like a meerkat. A meerkat with glasses.
Kelsey comes to Radiolab and the northeast from that loud and beautiful state that used to be a country, Texas. Yes, her family does own horses, and no, she hadn't seen snow before last winter. She's worked wrangling undergrad DJs in college radio, grocery carts at a co-op, horses on a tourism ranch, and hosts at a classical station. Now living in Brooklyn, she's extremely excited to be working her dream job with the Radiolab family, and spends a lot of her free time looking for good trees to climb.
Hailing from the Wisconsin woods, Arianne is a painter-cum-radio producer and is still a little baffled about that trajectory. Before landing at Radiolab, she taught English in Japan, lead backwoods camping and canoeing trips in Maine, and worked on some farms where she learned to milk cows and clean chickens. She considers herself more a story-listener than a storyteller and at the 'lab she is learning from ProTools Jedi Master, Dylan Keefe. She is already a skilled de-esser and de-popper of 'p's and is responsible for broadcast and underwriting production, as well as tending to the archives and the website.
Soren Wheeler is the Senior Editor at Radiolab, where he plays a variety of roles, including producer, editor, and reporter. He also oversees the development of future content. Before coming to radio, Soren spent 10 years working with science teachers and writing about how kids learn science. He was a project coordinator at the Association for the Advancement of Science, where he co-authored the book Atlas of Science Literacy. He then went on to get a Master’s degree in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Soren has won awards for production on radio pieces about coincidence and statistics, the periodic table, and the story of a woman waking up from a coma.
Best described as someone who likes to "sit in the woods and stare," Molly fell for science in the ponds, wildlife, and fields of Ohio. After focusing on biology in college, she began to pursue science journalism, and has written and produced (radio/podcasts) for outlets like Scientific American, Wired, Nature, NPR's Science Friday, and National Geographic Adventure, as well as created live conversations at the World Science Festival, where she specialized in creating programs at the intersection of science, philosophy, and art. Her ability to comprehend and totally immerse herself in complicated issues has helped Radiolab investigate blood donation, drug prices, and one very special jar. She also had a hand in the pilot of Freakonomics Radio, where you can still hear her voice at the top of every episode.
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Jamie is the Senior Producer of Radiolab where he oversees the staff and the short and long-term editorial planning. Jamie comes to Radiolab after years of reporting and producing for WNYC’s On the Media, NPR and the BBC. Most recently he’s reported stories from China, Malaysia, Poland, India, Kenya and Louisiana. Before that Jamie was lucky enough to work with, and learn from, Dave Isay, the Kitchen Sisters, Jay Allison and Joe Richman. He learned radio from the good folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. After years of enviously listening in on how Radiolab gets made he’s thrilled to be part of the process.