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Friday, April 18, 2008 - 09:54 AM

It's Jad's birthday today.

If you want to make him happy, here's what you can do. He's got a mocha addiction that you can help support. Send a Starbuck's gift card to:
Jad Abumrad
Host/Creator/Producer, Radiolab
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007

If everyone pitches in, I'm sure we can make season 5 in full alertness!

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Comments [38]


Quick comment on Fair Trade:

Fair Trade is actually a trademark, and there is not much fair about it. Maybe Starbuck's is the bane of local coffee shops, but in the world of coffee exploitation, it's not the worst of the worst by any means.

If you want some more info on truly fair coffee check out

Aug. 27 2008 09:45 PM

The picture is not awful at all, it's actually very endearing. Sorry I missed the Starbuck's birthday card rush. But honestly, if I had spare mullah I would donate to the show. I would love to volunteer though... I will bring a homemade mocha with me :-)

Aug. 27 2008 08:48 PM

chi bi 5are 3a hal moudel ana a7la menak ya ja7ech

Jul. 15 2008 09:48 AM
Anders Gjöres

If you come to Sweden I buy you and your co-workers as much mocha as you want. My God, real radio exists and it´s living in NY! The future looks bleak for television.

Apr. 23 2008 04:16 AM
Ellen Horne

To #33, Sarah, Jad's actually partial to a place called Blue Spoon, actually, and the barista there makes the most fantastic designs. They use a fabulous roaster from Chicago, Intelligensia.

Apr. 21 2008 08:07 PM

starbucks? really?

keep it local, Jad.

if you promise to buy your mochas from a neighborhood business, I'll send you a fair-trade, organic, ethically delicious chocolate cake

Apr. 21 2008 05:42 PM

Happy birthday Jad. Keep your eye on your mailbox! Also, I can't wait to see you guys in DC on Thursday!!

Apr. 21 2008 05:15 PM

Happy birthday from Canada Jad! You're awesome!

Apr. 21 2008 02:45 PM

Sanna hilwa ya gamil! Sanna hilwa ya gamil!! sanna hilwa ya Jad! Sanna hilwa ya gamil!!!

Apr. 21 2008 02:21 PM

HEY! Happy Birthday. You guys need to get out to Seattle and do a live show here or something (you do do that right?).

Thanks for being born and making such a kick azz show! (Can I say that?)

Apr. 21 2008 02:06 PM

Happy (belated) birthday Jad- your existence has brightened my work days and car rides more than I can say...which is basically priceless. I continue to get my nerdy friends addicted to the sound of your voice. Have a good one.

Apr. 21 2008 12:18 PM

Happy Birthday Jad, man. Your show makes me feel like I've just been through that tunnel in Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory. And then I learn loads of FASCINATING SH@#$T!!

Apr. 21 2008 09:39 AM

Happy belated birthday!!!!

I hope you had a great day! Love the show.


Apr. 21 2008 08:48 AM

Happy [late] birthday Jad! :)

Radiolab is the greatest show ever :o, I absolutley love it!

Apr. 21 2008 08:00 AM

happy birthday Jad!!! I ready enjoy your show. It brings new meaning to my life.

Apr. 20 2008 11:05 PM
David R.

Happy belated, Jad! May you and Robert keep fighting the good fight and making excellent radio for as long as there is news to report.

I salute you.

Apr. 20 2008 05:36 PM

Jad: Shouldn't Blue Spoon be designated as Radiolab's second conference room? Happy Birthday!

Apr. 20 2008 01:23 PM

Happy birthday from Yokohama. Japan. I listen to your shows on the long train rides. Hope your birthday was a good one.

Apr. 20 2008 09:26 AM

Happy belated birthday, Mr Abumrad! I hope you have many many many more years to enchant, entertain and educate us with your beautiful voice :)

Apr. 20 2008 01:11 AM
Gord Fynes

Happy belated, Jad!

Apr. 20 2008 12:51 AM

Happy Birthday! I happen to think the pic is cute. :)

Apr. 19 2008 03:45 PM

omg, do a show about birtdays!

Apr. 19 2008 03:41 PM

Happy Birthday!

Apr. 19 2008 03:12 AM
Luther Gaylord

Happy birthday from Utah! Radio Lab podcasts keep me company on many long drives through this beautiful-but-culturally-desolate state. Thanks very much for entertaining and educating me. You rock, Jad.

Apr. 19 2008 01:52 AM
M. Nguyen

Happy birthday, man. Hope you had a good one!

Apr. 19 2008 12:28 AM

Happy Birthday!

Love the show, keep it coming!

Apr. 19 2008 12:19 AM
Mike Gorman

Happy Birthday Jad,

I made this mural for you. You can visit it in my kitchen in Grand Rapids anytime. Love your show.’s-love-for-math-and-art-part-4/

Apr. 18 2008 11:15 PM
Anonymous :)

Happy Birthday! :)

I just started listening to your show, I love it!! I listen to it during my long walks through campus.

It's something to look forward to every morning!

Apr. 18 2008 11:15 PM

Happy Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your mocha!!

Apr. 18 2008 08:59 PM
Steve W.

Happy Birthday, Jad!

Apr. 18 2008 08:35 PM

I also enjoy whistling at passing mochas.

Happy Birthday Jad!
I can't wait for season 5.

Radiolab Fanboy and Professional Airbag Tester

Apr. 18 2008 08:28 PM
everly rose

happy birthday jad!!!!
i am forever a fan of radiolab
my 7th grade students enjoyed my story about "so called life"

Apr. 18 2008 04:39 PM
Andy B

Happy birthday. One can only assume in the photo you're making some sort of transporting sound.

Apr. 18 2008 01:36 PM
Connor Walsh

Happy Birthday Mr Abumrad-io!

Have fun :-)

Apr. 18 2008 01:31 PM
Pete W.

Heppy Birthday!

It's my birthday as well. Let's go get Conan O'Brien and hang out.

Apr. 18 2008 11:33 AM
Lenadams Dorris

Happy Birthday from the Republic of Ann Arbor. I'd chat more, but I'm off to hang out with Richard Gere, Phillip Glass and the Dalai Lama.

Cheers and may you have many more years of creative service!

Len in A2

Apr. 18 2008 11:29 AM

c'mon jad, the pic's not so bad: the coffee looks great! (that cup is very slimming.)

happy birthday.

Apr. 18 2008 11:07 AM
Jad from Radio Lab

I highly object to this awful picture! Ellen!!!

Apr. 18 2008 10:35 AM

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