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 (@JadAbumrad), 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). Abumrad worked as an independent reporter, producer, and documentarian for a variety of local and national programs before joining WNYC. 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 is the Senior Editor at the Peabody Award-winning show Radiolab, where he he plays a variety of roles, including producer, editor, and reporter. He also manages the production staff, and oversees the development of show content. Before coming to Radiolab, Wheeler was at the Association for the Advancement of Science, where he co-authored the book Atlas of Science Literacy. Wheeler has won awards for production on radio pieces about statistics and randomness, the periodic table, and the story of a woman waking up from a coma.
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