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Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and the Importance of Sound in Our Lives

10:56 am
Sat February 8, 2014

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and the Importance of Sound in Our Lives

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One of the most sound-rich programs aired on Public Radio 89.5-1 combines the talents of two hosts, guests, and natural sound using inventive ways not duplicated in the audio realm. Here's the co-host spilling the secrets of how it's done. (Listen to RadioLab on Tuesdays at noon.)
When Jad Abumrad, the creator of WNYC's Radio Lab, shares one of the first things he remembers hearing as a child, he describes something that most of us would call an annoying noise: a running lawnmower. He describes the sound as something physical.