Jad Abumrad

Host • WNYC
Last edited December 14, 2020

Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, More Perfect, and Dolly Parton’s America, which are collectively downloaded over 100 million times a year. He’s been called a “master of the radio craft” for his unique ability to combine cutting edge sound-design, cinematic storytelling, and a personal approach to explaining complex topics—from the stochasticity of tumor cells to the legal underpinnings of the war on terror. Jad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. He composes much of the music for Radiolab, and in the past has composed music for film, theater and dance. Radiolab has received multiple Peabody Awards (2011 & 2015), the highest honor in broadcasting. And in 2011 Jad received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.