Radiolab (WNYC Studios) has been devoted to investigating a the strange world since 2002. True to the podcast’s philosophical and scientific nature, their miniseries “G” has been investigating the concept of intelligence, from the attempts to define and quantify it using tests, to the dark social, political and cultural consequences of those efforts. Join us in listening to excerpts from the just-released fifth episode of the series, a story about a physicist-turned-geneticist who used cutting-edge techniques to develop a pre-natal genetic test for intelligence (which he began selling last fall), and discussing the thorny scientific, ethical and moral questions it raises with series host Pat Walters, radio documentarian Mooj Zadie and video maker Carter Conley.
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Jul 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Myth of General Intelligence: Radiolab’s Dive into Dangerous Ideas
with Pat Walters, Mooj Zadie & Carter Conley
A selection from Radiolab's G Series, TBA.
Pat Walters is senior editor at Radiolab and host of the show’s miniseries “G.” Previously he hosted the Gimlet show Undone, edited Uncivil, and led Pop-Up Magazine. His work has been recognized by the Third Coast Awards and the Peabody Awards. Before radio Pat wrote magazine stories, did an MFA in creative writing, and fact-checked the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Whenever he’s not staring at ProTools, he tries to be staring at water.
Mooj Zadie is a radio documentarian and music video director. He currently helps edit Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. His radio stories have appeared on the BBC, Studio 360, 99% Invisible, Love + Radio, and KCRW’s The Organist. His music videos have premiered on The Fader, NPR Music, and Pitchfork. He is the creator of Anatomy of a Music Video, a video essay series in which film directors analyze their music videos, and the host of Tape, a radio show about people who make radio. In 2013, he won a Third Coast International Audio Award.
Carter Conley is a video maker and editor. She is currently working on a feature length documentary on climate change and is a MFA candidate at Hunter College.
Since 2002, Radiolab (WNYC Studios) has been devoted to investigating a strange world. Created by Jad Abumrad and hosted by Jad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences,” and in 2011 Abumrad received the MacArthur Genius grant. The show has an archive of hundreds of episodes and has toured in sold out shows nationwide.