Nice profile of Radiolab in the New York Times.

This is how “Radiolab” 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. “It’s a funny thing,” he concluded, “when you find yourselves laboring for weeks to create what you felt at that first moment.”

Every episode of the Radiolab podcast – and there aren’t that many – has been outstanding.  It’s an excellent complement to This American Life.

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