While in college, Alan fell hard for a fellow art student, Emilie.
Nine months after they started dating, the unimaginable happened - Alan lost Emilie in a distant netherworld. But then he found her again. This is the story of how.
Finding Emilie won the Best Documentary: Silver Award in the 2011 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. It was produced in 2011 for WNYC's Radiolab, by Jad Abumrad with Robert Krulwich and Soren Wheeler.
Jad Abumrad, a Peabody Award-winning producer and 2011 MacArthur Fellow, is the creator and co-host of WNYC's Radiolab. Jad has been called "a young master of the radio craft" as well as "a hurler of radio missiles that leave welts on the backsides of listeners everywhere." (That last quote is his own). Prior to joining WNYC, Abumrad worked as an independent reporter, producer, and documentarian for a variety of local and national programs. Prior to radio, Abumrad wrote music for films and studied music composition and creative writing at Oberlin College.
A correspondent for National Public Radio, award-winning producer Robert Krulwich regularly appears on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He is co-host of RadioLab, a nationally distributed radio series that explores new developments in science for people who are curious but not usually drawn to science shows. No stranger to TV, Krulwich contributes to ABC’s Nightline, World News Tonight and World News Now. His talent for on-air teaching is often called upon to make complicated subjects comprehensible. Over the years, he’s used ballet companies, puppets, and animals (live and stuffed) to help illustrate hard-to-understand concepts in finance, biology, and economics.
Soren Wheeler studied literature, creative writing, and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He then spent ten years working with K-12 science and math teachers and writing about how kids learn science, including co-authoring the book Atlas of Science Literacy. Wheeler left the formal education world, earned a masters degree at Johns Hopkins University, and has been a reporter, producer, and editor at WNYC’s Radiolab ever since.
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