WGBH and PRI’s Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub is a national radio show about ideas that challenge the way we think about the world. As well as contributing to the weekly program, I pitched, produced, and edited the following segments.

Randolph Nesse looks at emotional and mental disorders from an evolutionary perspective, and considers why natural selection left us with fragile minds. This segment aired on June 21, 2019

In a world where we’re constantly encountering new experiences, David Epstein believes that being a generalist, rather than a specialist, is will pushe you ahead. This show aired on June 15, 2019.

Physicist, and author, Safi Bahcall, talks about how the world’s most innovative ideas got repeatedly been shut down, ignored and written off. This segment aired on April 13, 2019.

Nathaniel Rich, author of Losing Earth: A Recent History, walks us through the history of climate change, and explains how a non-partisan issue became deeply split along party lines. This segment aired on April 27, 2019.

Author Rosemary Gibson says that China is becoming the world’s pharmacy, but that development, she argues, comes with many risks. This segment aired on Dec. 1, 2018.

Science writer Susan Freinkel chronicles the history of plastics and explores how, for better or worse, the material shapes our lives. This segment aired on Dec. 1, 2018. 

WBUR and NPR’s On Point

I co-produced the following hours for the daily, live, radio show On Point. Duties included research, booking guests, writing scripts and collecting sound bites.

The Justice Department charges Hollywood celebrities, coaches and CEOs in a massive college admissions cheating scandal. This hour aired on March 13, 2019.

A second summit with North Korea. We look at the high stakes and unpack the best- and worst-case scenarios. This hour aired on February 27, 2019.

Southern states now make up the majority of new HIV diagnoses. We look at the political and structural reasons behind the increase, and at solutions. This hour aired on February 20, 2019.

Lip smacking, turning pages and scratching — they're all part of a phenomenon called ASMR. We look at why millions are captivated by these "brain tingles." This hour aired on February 13, 2019.

Palestinians Podcast

“Sarah, American?” is a story about Sarah Hassan, a Palestinian American who feels a strong connection to a culture she’s never experienced. Edited to sound like a radio diary, the story illustrates the complexities of being a first-generation American, feeling like an "other" in your own home, and belonging to a country in peril. 

This bonus episode appeared on Palestinians Podcast on February 21, 2019. For more, click here.

PRI’s The World

I helped produce this piece by assisting in research, translation, and booking guests. This segment aired on PRI’s The World on January 25, 2019.

WGBH’s Early Edition

I collected field tape during the annual WGBH v. WBUR softball game. A version of this segment aired on WGBH’s Early Edition with Joe Mathieu on September 20, 2018.

Vinyl records are making a comeback. Record sales have increased in double-digits every year since 2012. To get a sense of why this is happening, I did a profile of one of the oldest record stores in the Boston area, “Skippy White's Records”. The store happens to be the only record store in Roxbury, too. I interviewed the owner, Mr. White himself, and the manager, Mark Segal, and they walked me through the history of the record industry.