Radiolab creator and co-host Jad Abumrad will be departing after 20 years, with his last show releasing on Feb. 18.
In addition, Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser have been appointed sole hosts. They said:
“You can expect Radiolab to stay itself because you can expect all of us on the team to do what we’ve always done, what Jad taught us to do: play, experiment, challenge ourselves, and above all, take us to the edges of what we think we know…..We know this is a moment in the world full of crises too wonky to easily comprehend but too serious to ignore. We’ll continue to approach the big issues of our time with big honest questions and diligent reporting. And we’ll continue to honor the complexity and humanity that facts alone don’t capture.”
Miller and Nasser were named co-hosts in 2020.
Abumrad created Radiolab in 2002, taking an approach to audio storytelling that revolutionized the sound of public radio and podcasting. Abumrad added:
“For the last few years – since 2016 really – I’ve told myself that there’d come a point when the team would be ‘ready’ for me to leave. When they might even need me to. I wasn’t sure when that would be or how I’d know, but I made a pact with myself to stay watchful, to create space rather than filling it, and to listen rather than talk…. We’re at that point.”