New York Public Radio

For production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative popular science-themed radio show, via multiple platforms

  • Amount $750,000
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Ellen Horne
  • Year 2013
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

This grant provides three years of continued support for the production and distribution of WNYC’s Radiolab, the popular award-winning radio show hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Each year for the next three years, the Radiolab team will use grant funds to produce 12 to 15 hours of original audio-based scientific content for broadcast on the show, including 10 hour-long episodes, 16 podcasts, 2 interactive “activities” for web audiences, and between 8 and 10 real-time science demonstrations to be used in the annual Radiolab live tour. Additional funds will allow expansion of the weekly Radiolab broadcast to include 500 radio stations.

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