Jad Abumrad of Radiolab

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Part scientific lecture, part story, talk from “Radiolab” host explores the stomach-knotting parts of the creative process

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The Deal

  • $11 for one G-Pass to see Jad Abumrad of Radiolab (up to $36.41 value)
  • When: Sunday, November 2, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Carolina Theatre
  • Seating: balcony section
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Jad Abumrad of Radiolab

In 2011, Jad Abumrad was awarded the prestigious MacArthur fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant.” Hearty congratulations from friends and fans followed, but so did something far less pleasant: gut churn. That’s what Jad calls the knot of uncertainty that accompanies a daunting creative challenge. And since MacArthur fellows are expected to innovate, Jad’s stomach was suffering a particularly tangled snarl. Rather than give into that discomfort, though, he decided to explore the phenomenon. “What use do negative feelings have during the creative process?” he asks. “Do those feelings get in the way, or do they propel us forward?” Jad discusses the philosophical, scientific, and artistic facets of gut churn in his entertaining talk, which displays the blend of thoughtful research and personal anecdotes that have become his signature style.

Jad is best known as the creator of Radiolab, a public radio show and popular podcast with sheer human curiosity at its core. Every episode, he and NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich take their back-and-forth banter for a stroll along the blurry boundaries of science, philosophy, and human perception. Their mingling of field interviews, ambient soundscapes, and gorgeous music uncovers a perpetually expanding universe where people can touch distant stars with a finger of focused light and millions of bloody Stalingrads play out every day among ants on suburban sidewalks across America. Along the way, they chat with enough scientists to populate the NASA control room in a bafflingly plotted beach-party movie. 

The Carolina Theatre of Durham

One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, The Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.

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