Gut Churn, and the freedom to not know what you’re doing

Jad Abumrad, co-creator and host of the sublime Radiolab, wrote recently about how the science-and-everything-else show got its start. It was an amorphous thing – Mikel Ellcessor, the program director at WNYC, wanted Jad to put together a show to fill a one-hour slot on Sunday nights, and it could be about whatever Jad wanted….