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Study Up For 'Think': Partners In Sound Collage, Out Of The 'RadioLab'

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich join 'Think' host Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. ahead of their stop at Verizon Theatre next week.

Before they were an experimental radio production team, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich studied at the progressive Oberlin College. But Jad was a noise-obsessed composition student in the ‘90s; Robert was a history major in the class of ’69. So how did they come together to make Radiolab? At an interview Jad was assigned for WNYC. Naturally, the meeting yielded more than his editor asked for.

Before they’re on with Think host Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. today, hear the very first piece they ever produced together (and some atonal music Jad made as a senior at Oberlin) in this homecoming episode of Radiolab.

And the project became a show Ira Glass wishes he made. Glass explains why for Transom.

You can still get tickets to Jad and Robert's live Radiolab show on Nov. 4 in Grand Prarie at Verizon Theater.

Listen to Think Monday through Thursday at noon and 9 p.m. or stream online. Find the podcast for this hour here

Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think.