Happy Wednesday, Hart Beat! As promised what you find this morning here on the blog is the next installment of the podcast guide (see the first here) that I’m pulling together for you. First off the bat was Anna Sale’s Death, Sex & Money (which btw has a new episode out this morning).
Today though, I want to talk to you about one of the first podcasts that I really feel for. My brother has always been a huge fan of podcasts and Radiolab was on of the first that he gave me years ago. So here you go, the official Hart Beat write up for the next pick. Come back Friday for the next installment!
What is it: Radiolab
Who hosts: Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich
Gateway episode: Animal Minds
Recommended listening activity: at home, in lou of watching that next episode on Netflix you have lined up.
The premise of Radiolab is that the two hosts will pick a topic, often related to science, medicine, philosophy, and discuss it with experts in the field. At the end of each episode there is always a point where you either realize something you didn’t know about how you think about things or, are surprised by the emotional roller coaster that you just went through.
At the Hear it Upfront event that I attended last week, I asked Jad why he often times leaves the listener hanging. I said that I feel as if he brings the conversation to a certain point and then just leaves it there, without applying it to greater society. His reply is pretty summarizes what Radiolab is:
I like to leave people in a place of uncomfortable happiness.
– Jad Abumrad
And that, Hart Beat, is the best description f Radiolab that I’ve ever heard.
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