As a total radio nerd and a particular fan of WNYC, I have a whole audio routine for my day and week. The World and then Brian Lehrer in the morning; All Things Considered and Marketplace in the afternoon; This American Life, Wait Wait Don’t Tell and a few other old favorites on the weekend. The airwaves are slightly contentious when my husband is working at home–he can’t write and listen at the same time, while I need to occupy one part of my brain to let the other flow freely. Radio calms my ever-present internal monologue.
There is one show though, that we can agree to listen to, together: Radiolab.
I don’t want to overburden an explanation with adjectives and description so I’ll just say this. Radiolab will change the way you think about radio, and about the world. The way they weave together narrative, explore both the concrete and the abstract and tell stories is beyond amazing. Don’t believe me? Read Radiolab, An Appreciation by Ira Glass.
Anyhow, I’ve been waiting for months for Radiolab Live: In the Dark to come to Brooklyn. Tickets went on sale yesterday and there are two shows at BAM at the Gilman Opera House, June 26 and 27. I have it on good authority that the shows are not yet sold out, but may well sell out soon. Go get them and prepare to have your mind blown.