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.
In our Soul Patch episode, we feature an excerpt from an event at the World Science Festival, where Robert joins artist Chuck Close and neuroscientist Oliver Sacks on stage to talk about the simple, and sometimes quirky, ways in which they deal with face blindness, a neurological condition that prevents the two men from recognizing the faces of other people.