jad abumrad and robert krulwich are the co-hosts of radiolab, a public radio program devoted to the exploration of big difficult ideas such as space, time, and mortality. ira glass, host of "this american life", has said ... "jad and robert have digested all the storytelling and production tricks of everyone in public radio before them, invented a few slick moves of their own, and ended up creating the rarest thing you can create in any medium; a new aesthetic."
At only 39-years-old, Abumrad is redefining the age-old medium of radio for the 21st century. He is co-host of the wildly innovative WNYC Radio show called Radiolab. There is nothing like Radiolab on the airwaves; it's a fully realized, highly produced blockbuster. "Radio host" may not be the best title for Abumrad. He's an aural filmmaker rapidly changing the way we understand the world. In 2011 Abumrad won the MacArthur Genius Grant, which awards him $500,000 for demonstrating creativity. It's the ultimate affirmation of his innovation.