Robert Krulwich, “Hard Stories Told Easily”
There are ways, lots of ways, to take technically complex stories and tell them to a lay audience — not dumbing them down, not ignoring the hard parts, but making them compelling, even fun. Radiolab co-host Robert Krulwich will share his techniques used on the show and how they steal from the most adventurous, daring explainers to show how voice, movement, music, dance, design, writing, drawing, and animation can attract lots of ordinary, curious people to difficult subjects and get them thinking.
Robert Krulwich works on radio, podcasts, video, the blogosphere. He has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide. Krulwich is a Science Correspondent for NPR. His NPR blog, Krulwich Wonders, features drawings, cartoons and videos that illustrate hard-to-see concepts in science. He is the co-host of the award-winning Radiolab, a nationally distributed radio/podcast series that explores new developments in science for people who are curious but not usually drawn to science shows.