Nice profile of Radiolab in the New York Times.
This is how â€œRadiolabâ€ addresses the tension between authenticity and artifice: capturing raw, off-the-cuff moments (or trying many times to get them right) and editing them in a gripping pastiche. The hope, Abumrad said, is to preserve the sense of excitement and discovery that often drains away in the authoritative accounts of traditional journalism. â€œItâ€™s a funny thing,â€ he concluded, â€œwhen you find yourselves laboring for weeks to create what you felt at that first moment.â€
Every episode of the Radiolab podcast – and there aren’t that many – has been outstanding. It’s an excellent complement to This American Life.