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Robert Krulwich

Host, Radiolab

Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 5 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. 

For 22 years, Krulwich was a science, economics, general assignment and foreign correspondent at ABC and CBS News. Krulwich has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide.  His specialty is explaining complex subjects, science, technology, economics, in a style that is clear, compelling and entertaining.  On television he has explored the structure of DNA using a banana; on radio he created an Italian opera, “Ratto Interesso” to explain how the Federal Reserve regulates interest rates; he also pioneered the use of new animation on ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight.

He has won Emmy awards for a cultural history of Barbie, the world famous doll, for a Frontline investigation of computers and privacy, a George Polk and an Emmy for a look at the Savings & Loan bailout, and the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Krulwich also won the AAAS Science Journalism Award for a 2001 a NOVA Special, Cracking the Code of Life, The Extraordinary Communicator Award from the National Cancer Institute, and an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.

Krulwich earned a BA in history from Oberlin College, and a law degree from Columbia University in 1974.

Robert Krulwich appears in the following:

The Sporkful Presents: Ask Mimi

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Get advice about food and life from legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton. She'll be joined by Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman, comedian Maeve Higgins and Radiolab's Robert Krulwich.

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Podcast Mixtape: Radiolab Presents Robert or Robot?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Join Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, and critically acclaimed writer Brian Christian for a live exploration of communication in the 21st century. 

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The Greene Space

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Monday, December 8, 2014

5:00 PM

Mon, Dec. 8 | Join us for our beloved holiday tradition, inspired by the Charles Dickens classic. Featuring your favorite public radio personalities and actor Mark Linn-Baker as Scrooge.

On-Demand Video: The Sporkful with Amy Sedaris, Dominique Ansel and Robert Krulwich

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, joined us in The Greene Space for the first live taping of his WNYC podcast that explores new and better ways to eat. 

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The Greene Space

The Sporkful: Eat More Better

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7:00 PM

Join Dan Pashman for a taping of WNYC's The Sporkful. With guests Amy SedarisRadiolab's Robert Krulwich and cronut creator Dominique Ansel.  A live video webcast will be available.

The Greene Space

Radiolab in Rehearsal

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

7:00 PM

Jad and Robert are gearing up to hit the road with the next live Radiolab show. But before they hop in the tour bus, they could use a little feedback from a live audience.

The Greene Space

Radiolab's AWE-MAGEDDON

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

7:00 PM

AWE-MAGEDDON will be a curiosity cabaret featuring one or two of the world's most creative scientists, musicians, philosophers, actors and folks who can’t even really be pegged in a single word. We'll be transported to a place where we are confused, amazed, confounded, inspired or flabbergasted.

The Greene Space

Radiolab's AWE-MAGEDDON

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

7:00 PM

Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich present a series of evening events in The Greene Space designed to tickle the mind and surprise the eyes.