During my conversation with Radiolab co-creator Jad Abumrad, I had a chance to explore his approach to storytelling. Turns out, it has more to do with film than it does with radio - which starts to make sense when you look at his life pre-Radiolab. Jad also took some interest in my love of The Beach Boys, because neither of us are head over heels in love with The Beatles.
I'm still giddy about this one. There are so many things I want to say about having the opportunity to speak with Dick Cavett (Dick Cavett!!) for my 150th episode. But instead of writing 3,000 words, I'll just let you listen to it.
There aren't many people — much less comedians in the public eye — who are willing to candidly discuss their professional failings. That said, Chris Gethard is an exception to the rule, and it was pretty inspiring to see how those career hardships have shaped his worldview in a positive way. Plus he loves artisanal soda, which I can get behind.
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