The Epic Journeys of Radiolab: Latif Nasser and Jad Abumrad on The Other Latif and Dolly Parton's America

Live Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 PM (EST)
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Radiolab is one of the most beloved podcasts and public radio programs in the world, celebrated for its deep-dive journalism, its innovative sound design, and its unforgettable stories on science, philosophy and ethics. In this live Hot Docs exclusive, the show's new co-host, Latif Nasser, and its founding host, Jad Abumrad, will discuss two of the show's wildly popular mini-series: The Other Latif, which followed Nasser's quest to uncover the story of a Guantanamo detainee who shares his name; and Dolly Parton's America, Abumrad's journey (along with OSM Audio’s Shima Oliaee) into the mystique of the legendary singer. Hear two audio storytellers at the height of their creative powers discuss their editorial process, the fascinating characters they've brought to life, and their efforts to use the podcasting medium to foster empathy and a deeper understanding of our “irreconcilable contradictions.”

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Inviting you to a world beyond the veil, this show brings you real stories told by people that have had first hand encounters with the paranormal. // One of the 12 podcasts selected for Opening Act, a Festival initiative showcasing the next wave of Canadian audio storytellers.

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