Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:00–8:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center

“I Need a Metaphor”

Headshot of Robert Krulwich

Robert Krulwich is the co-host of Radiolab, WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas’ that is 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. He 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.

Krulwich worked on television for 22 years, covering science, economics, war and technology at ABC, CBS and PBS. He is well-known for his experimental style, exemplified almost everywhere he goes. He used animation on ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight, he used dancers to illustrate hard-to-fathom economic stories at CBS, he explored the structure of DNA using a banana on PBS’ Nova, and he created an Italian opera, Ratto Interesso, to explain how the Federal Reserve regulates interest rates. The New York Times described him as a “storied figure in public radio history”, and TV Guide described him as “the most inventive network reporter on television.”

He has won a number of awards, including two Peabody Awards, two Emmy Awards, a George Polk Award and the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Krulwich has also won the AAAS Science Journalism Award, the Extraordinary Communicator Award from the National Cancer Institute and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.

Krulwich earned a B.A. in history from Oberlin College, as well as a law degree from Columbia University in 1974.

Sponsored by the Jerry March Memorial Lecture

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