Our big, warm thanks to all the folks who turned out last night to the Angelika Film Center to hear the premiere of our new season. We were STUNNED to see how many of you there were! And it broke our hearts to turn away so many folks, people who'd been waiting for hours, people who'd driven for hours (from as far away as Boston!). Having never done anything like that before, we weren't sure what to expect. We learned a lot about what to do differently - distribute tickets ahead of time by mail! - and we learned that a lot of people love our scrappy, guerrilla public radio show that comes on the air every now and again like some flock of migrating birds, and they want to come together to hear it.
AND THEREFORE, to make it up to those people who showed up and found the seats had already been snapped up, may we propose an idea:
What if we picked a day, say the first day of spring, and picked a place in Central Park, and set a time, and what if you came to the park with an iPod, or a boom box, or a CD player with headphones? What if Robert and Jad stood up and gave the 'HIT PLAY!' signal? What if we all sat there together for an hour and listened to an hour of RadioLab? And what if afterwards, we do a Q&A with Jad and Robert hosted by the charming and delightful Joe Randazzo from the Onion? Would you come?
Let us know. Would you want to hear the 'Laughter' episode? Or would 'Emergence' be more appropriate? Is a weekend day better? Or after work? We'll do our best to try and figure out how to make it happen!
Inside the Angelika