Convocation Series

An Evening with Radiolab

Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets*: Free, ticket required
Location: Finney Chapel (directions)
* Tickets are sold out. Limited tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jad Abumrad ’95 is the cohost of Radiolab. He’s been called a master of the radio craft for his ability to combine cutting-edge sound design, cinematic storytelling, and a personal approach to complex topics from the stochasticity of tumor cells to the mathematics of morality. Abumrad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin. He composes much of the music for Radiolab and has composed music for film, theater, and dance. Radiolab received a Peabody Award in 2011, the highest honor in broadcasting. That same year, Abumrad was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Abumrad’s colleague on the air, 1969 Oberlin grad Robert Krulwich exudes boundless curiosity and an ability to explain complex subjects in compelling and entertaining ways. It’s what has made him, as the New York Times has said, “a storied figure in public radio history.” Krulwich has appeared regularly on Nightline, ABC News Tonight, and Good Morning America. An Emmy winner for cultural history and investigative pieces, he also took home the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.