Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 7 million times each month. “There’s nothing like it on the radio,“ says Ira Glass of This American Life. “It’s an act of crazy genius.”
Robert is also the author of the “Curiously Krulwich” blog, featured on National Geographic, where he illustrates hard-to-fathom concepts in science using drawings, cartoons, videos, and more. For 22 years, Krulwich was a science, economics, general assignment and foreign television correspondent at ABC and CBS News, and a frequent host/reporter on the PBS investigative series, Frontline.
Robert’s curiosity and ability to explain complex subjects has made him, as the New York Times said, “a storied figure in public radio history.” TV Guide described him as “the most inventive network reporter in television.” He has won two Peabody Awards and Emmy awards, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, The Extraordinary Communicator Award from the National Cancer Insthttp://www.mainesciencefestival.org/wp-admin/nav-menus.phpitute, and an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.
Robert earned a BA in history from Oberlin College, and a law degree from Columbia University.
“I like talking about big ideas, and I especially like creating images that will keep those ideas in people’s’ heads for hours, days, even months,” Krulwich says.
Suggested Radiolab episodes
Space – named by Slate in 2014 as one of the best 25 Best Podcast Episodes Ever (Number 7).
The 10 Best Radiolab episodes, as voted on by their listeners in June 2017.
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