So, turns out...Jad is totally a Genius--he just got word he's been named a MacArthur Fellow. Go Jad! Team Radiolab salutes you! Now hurry up and finish the podcast so we can parade you around and celebrate!
Congratulations Jad on being named a MacArthur Fellow!
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Kircher was born before his time. Today, he would be appearing on multiple cable channels telling us all about UFO's, alien astronauts and the mysteries of the pyramids!
Congratulations, Jad! There is hope and opening in a society that recognizes your genius. Thank you for enriching our lives!
You had me with "Numbers". I'm so proud to be a radiolab fan and supporter! Well deserved recognition Jad. You are a genious and us radiolab fanatics knew it all along. Your show makes my week! Kuddos to Robert too - you make an extraordinary pair.
Well done, Jad!Many cheers from your ole school director/principal...
This piece of news makes me emotional...I love Radiolab so so so much. This is like seeing something you really care for, a piece of your life be successful, and getting what it deserves....YOU GUYS are my INSPIRATIONS. Thank you so much...
Dear Jad, I am amazed, thrilled, and surprised that the McArthur foundation found you, agreed with me and everyone else, and has given you the award. I love Radiolab and everyone in my family, from age 7 to age 42, listens to it regularly. You guys rock!Jennifer
Well done Jad.
Does this mean you won't be needing any more listener contributions? :-P
I'm pretty sure even in the UK they spell "cited" with a C, Pedro.
to Pedro in UK
Hey Pedro you should direct your observations to the donor not to the recipient
Wow! No more listener contributions from me! Awesome though. And for science journalism! Who'da'thunk? No surprise it's to you though.
It just goes to show the extent of the deterioration of the English language when radio programme makers (however good) can in ANY WAY be described as genius! It is the same as ANY footballer being sited as a hero! Totally inept, inaccurate and insulting to anyone with half a brain.
Yeah Jad!!!!!!!!!! Way 2 go!
Hey Jad, your italian fans are so happy!!! we're in love with radiolab, and we hope to hear more and more of it!
Great news - heard it on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Thought it was just me over in Britain who was a fan - now the secret is out.
never heard of him ! BUT i have just download 10 podcasts and really looking forward to gorging on what sounds absolutely fantastic - congrats
Congratulations, Jad! Well deserved.
Congratulations, Jad! So well-deserved! Greetings from Spain! You and Robert are so inspiring! I'm completely hooked to RadioLab.
congrats Jad, I am happy for you.
Huge congrats, Jad! I knew you when! Well, actually, I didn't know you, but I felt that flush of feeling like I knew someone when the MacArthur award was announced. I'm glad you'll have the support to do more of your awesome work.
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed discovering this podcast!
What a delightful way to peer through the fog into the windows of wonder. I learn every time I listen.
Thank you so much for sharing this mana.
Congratulations Jad!!!!!!!! you and your genius are so deserving of this award. Radiolab is a breakthrough in radio, storytelling, and intellectual entertainment! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, I am confident i speak on everyone's behalf when I say I am extremely appreciative.
Congratulations, Jad! Great, great news!
Congratulations, Jad! I can't think of person more deserving... Your creativity on Radiolab is definitely of the genius variety!
Wow! I heard this on NPR yesterday and said "That's our boy!"
Really kickass achievment, Jad- but dont let it go to your head though...(maybe have some business cards printed up casually mentioning it) : )
Well-deserved honor! Way to Go, Jad and the whole team!
Congratulations, Jad! So very well-deserved.
I say go ahead, lord it over Krulwich for a while.
It would be nice to see him collaborating with the Perimeter Institute for theoretical physics.
Congratulations, Jad. You and Robert and the rest of your team consistently produce the best radio on radio. The award is well deserved. Thank you, so much, for telling stories, helping me learn, and enriching my life.
You earned it man! Congratulations!!!
Way to go, Jad! Heard the special shout out on Morning Edition. Love your work.
I'm very happy for your recent grant award. I know you will continue to do fantastic work, but maybe now you can instruct your volunteer army or credits-readers on the correct pronunciation of your name? :)
In any case, this award was richly deserved and is sure to be a welcome addition at your household. Thanks for all you do to keep us all informed.
We wish you a hearty congrats! You (and the rest of the team) provide us with much entertainment and inspiration.
Congrats Jad. You've made a lot of us better thinkers by just listening to Radio Lab.
Cheers! Well done. Keep up the great work. Is Robert K jealous? :D
Hot diggety dawg! Congratulations to Jad and all who contribute to RadioLab from yet another giddy fan!
Congrats on the genius award.
I remember my first encounter with RadioLab, I was flipping through my local public radio options and I came across your show on the Periodic Tables. The image of Mendeleev sitting in the train car, the sound of the train car and trees wooshing by, the stack of cards being laid out and then magically the table being formed, it was so "genius" how you painted this picture of the "aha" moment in science and all I wanted to do was go back, pick up my kids and play this for them. Since then, I subscribed to your podcast and listen to your shows over and over again.
The moment I truly would love to share with you is when I hear the voice of my 8 year old daughter from the backseat of the car saying "dad, I can't hear it, can you turn it up a bit?" The way you present topics of science are so captivating for my children, you have opened their minds to so many new concepts, experiences, knowledge (I'm thinking of the episode on Good or the War of the World episode or even the subsequent piece on Zoe Keating). Your excitement listening to Zoe create her art was inescapable, palpable and true.
I must admit that one of my favorite parts of your broadcasts is listening to people mangle the pronunciation of your name. Now that is truly genius.
I was so please to read about the genius award. Heartiest congratulations!!
The medium is the message. The way you ignite difficult concepts is genius. Thanks.
Congratulations to Jad!!! I texted my daughter, who introduced me to the show, at college to share the great news. We are so thrilled with this great achievement.
Bravo! My kids and I were high-fiving each other last night that our favorite podcaster received such a prestigious award. We're so happy for you.
Congratulations! I love radio lab and you do a magnificent job.
Seriously, this is awesome. Congrats.
Congratulations on the prize. Those of us in the Lebanese-American community are extremely proud of your contributions. Thank you.
I heard about this on my way home (on NPR of course)... It's refreshing when deserving creative people are properly acknowledged. Congrats Jad!
I'm proud of myself - for recognizing what a gem we have in Jad before they called him a genius. Thanks Robert, we know you helped make him look good.
Congratulations, Jad! I'm delighted! This means all this time I've been listening to a genius! :)
Please come to Columbia Journalism School and talk to us! (Note: Before May 2012!)
Congratulations, Jad! I was very excited to see you on the list this morning. You've brought innovation to a medium that is no longer new and your fresh approach reveals that, like headlines announcing Dewey defeats Truman, reports of radio's demise were premature.
Congratulations Jad!!! I truly cannot think of a more deserving person/enterprise than you and radiolab. Please keep up the good work!
I was so excited to hear this news. This is just the type of endeavor that needs to be celebrated. Radiolab helps us see our world in a new way. Congratulations!
Congratulations Jad, and to Robert and the whole crew. You guys have the best podcast around.
I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations, Jad. You and Robert have such a marvelous and thought-provoking program. I always look forward to your new episodes and enjoy revisiting previous broadcasts. Well done!
Congratulations! You--and, of course, Robert--deserve this recognition for creating one of the great media programs available today. We all know that Radiolab is absolute genius. Now it will have to share.
Congrats Jad!! Thanks for the great show
Congratulations Jad, you deserve it! Now share with Robert
Go Jad!!! You give the most intriguing answers to "why?" I have ever heard.
Congrats Jad! I was first attracted to RL by the presence of Robert but it is now obvious that YOU are the genius!
Sorry Robert, you'll just have to settle for "truly enlightened".
Radiolab connected me to science in a way my high school teachers never could (and I had good ones). Most valuably, helped inform me about all the awesome & amazing stuff happening in neurobiology that helps me understand and live better with depression. Finally, the joy I experienced listening to City X, and Emergence and much of Jad's work with sound stick with me years later.
Congrats Jad, it couldn't be given to a better recipient.
Completely deserved and your true hankering for knowledge lets us all know this money went to the right person. Excited to see what projects this enables you to share with the world!
Big CONGRATULATIONS!! :D
Whoo-hoo! The show is always amazing, and prompts me to try thinking outside the box. Nice to know that there is genius among us who has both a sense of wonder and humor. Go Jad!!!
Congrats, very deserving recipient. Keep up the good work. Will Robert have Genius envy? Nah, everyone knows he is a genius, who needs all that attention?
Congratulations!Well deserved. Love Robert too! In my book you both are Geniuses! Love the Show! Can't wait for the next one.
Well done, sir!
This is so right. Congrats, Jad, and to all who've made Radiolab the place to be. And to all you readers out there--how many of you secretly know that Radiolab has made you a more interesting person at parties and other gatherings? How many of you have heard someone say, "Is Radiolab the only thing you listen to?"
Congratulations! You totally deserve it. Thank you for continuing to feed my mind!
No surprise there! Congratulations!
Wheeeee! Jad, you're the best.
Congratulations on a well-deserved award. RadioLab is the best thing going in any medium. Thank you for sharing your genius with us!
Congrats - very well deserved!
Congratulations on your MacArthur Award! Your show is always a delight, and a high point of the week. Salud!
Congrats Jad! Radiolab Rox!
i did not know that jad was a musician/composer, but now nothing else seems as obvious. thank you, thank you for opening up the world of big questions in the most adult way and with the sincerest spirit of child-like wonder. i can't wait to share this show's genius with my own child and i hope to laugh, cry, wonder, and marvel at whatever comes next.
This was a nice bit of news to find in the NYT. Great work by everyone on the show - and radiolab is a wonderful example of a thinking person's radio. Always a joy.
Congratulations! Well deserved!
Congratulations Jad! Well deserved. The show has been one of the things that has kept me going since last year.
Yay! Totally deserved. I tell everyone about this show. Congrats!
Delighted for Jad!
Happy for you and proud of you, Jad! Keep up the great work.
Congratulations! Hopefully this means that Radiolab and team will be around for a long, long time! Keep up the inspiring work!!
Way to go Jad! I've listened to every single radiolab and love telling people about all the cool subjects you guys cover. Keep up the good work and don't forget about Robert.
Well deserved. Congratulations. I shared this with my friends on Facebook.
Keep up the good work. I look forward to every new program.
I am such a huge fan of RADIOLAB and I was giddy when I read that Jad got the grant! So well deserved. Congratulations!
Congratulations Jad! Well-deserved!
Congratulations, Jad! I didn't know radio could sound like this when I first started listening. I hope all of the geniuses there (MacArthur or otherwise) keep up the amazing work!
I'm a huge fan. Congrats! This is well deserved. Thank you to your whole team for producing such quality and provocative programming!!
I want to congratulate Jad as well as Robert and all the people behind the scenes who make the show happen. I'm with Mari from Westfield--I danced around the kitchen when I heard the news, too! Hurrah!
Well I do feel a bond with your work and have just heard a touch more genius from you both.before I properly congratulate you Jad. Let me paint a picture for you; I´m an Englishman living in Sweden and currently sitting by a river that flows by my work window on a lunch break ^^ I´m a designer with an emotional sponge for a brain yet your keeping it alive each day and I most dearly thank you for that. My two sons put me onto your pod cast and I have never looked back. You will never have to spent a knickle on marketing ^^Congratulations are in order here. My heart goes out to you all. Thx
Nashville is proud of you. Congratulations.
Congratulations Jab. You do great work. This is well deserved.
yeah!!! Good DOES happen to good people!
Congrats! I love radiolab - so does my 12 year old son. We had a "driveway moment" this weeeknd listening to a podcast - couldn't get out of the car. Well deserved!
Brilliant! Can't wait to see what Radiolab does with the idea of genius-ness now!
When I heard the news, I literally started dancing around the kitchen. A friend of my husband's family also won a MacArthur, but I'm happier about yours, Jad!
Well I could have told you that! Congrats, but one question. Does it make you feel weird? =^.^=
well done and well deserved! thanks for being rad, jad and robert!
Well done and keep up the good work! I'll raise a pint to that. Cheers!
fantastic! very well-deserved. keep up the awesome work.
Congratulations! You clearly deserve it as Radiolab is one of the most engaging and interesting radio shows I ever heard!
Congratulations!!!! Can't get enough of your shows.
Brilliant news Jad. I'm very grateful for your show and keep spreading the word.
Congrats! I just started listening a year ago and haven't stopped since, you definitely deserve it.
Congrats on the award Jad - Now hopefully more will listen in - and perhaps it will appear on our national radio here??
Wonderful news, Jad A and Radiolab crew! You guys saving lives one pair of ears at a time. Congratulations and best wishes!
Congrats Jad! Now go save the world or something! :-D
Congratulations Jad!!! I love the 1 hour episodes and hearing the awesome combination of your voice and Robert's that makes up one of the greatest podcasts ever to be put on npr
Congrats, Jad! Your show continues to amaze me. Your archives keep me from falling asleep at work and make me want to do something better.
way to go and congrats! hope this can push the show to the ~NEXT LEVEL~ (whatever that may be, i'll be listening!)
Congratulations! RadioLab is my favorite radio-show ever. :) Thank you for all your great work, and here's to more great work to come! :)
So glad to hear you're being recognized, Jad. Radiolab is top notch!
humongous congratulations you guys totally deserve this! there's nothing like what you do anywhere in this multiverse!!!
Felizidades!! Great job dude... Love the show.
Whoa--yay! Now don't go lording it over Krulwich. Love you both.
Congratulations! As a big fan of both Radio Lab and MacArthur Foundation, I'm so happy to see the two come together! Please keep up the great work, Jad!
Congratulations Jad! And a big thank you to Robert K and everyone at Radiolab who make science so interesting and accessible.
Congratulations Jad! You deserve it, and keep up the great work!!
congratulations, well deserved.
Lebanon is proud of you!
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I've known for a long time that Jad was a genius. Nice to know that it has been corroborated by the MacArthur folks.
Congratulations Jad, anyone who listened to the show knew it was pure genius =)You deserve it.
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