Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab (radiolab.org), a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than 9 million times a month as a podcast. Most days, Radiolab is the 2nd most popular podcast, just behind This American Life. Abumrad employs his dual backgrounds as composer and journalist to create what’s been called “a new aesthetic” in broadcast journalism. He orchestrates dialogue, music, interviews and sound effects into compelling documentaries that draw listeners into investigations of otherwise intimidating topics. The Academy is thrilled to have Jad Abumrad join us for the launch of a new speaker series where professionals can share their stories, inspirations, and experience. Learn more about the American Genious: Jad Abumrad vimeo.com/jadabumrad Tickets: $35 Adult | $28 Senior | $18 Student VIP Tickets: $100 | Included Preshow Meet and Greet – Sponsored by Opportunity Lynchburg Save 20% OFF your ticket with an Academy subscription Join Facebook Event Get Tickets Please note when ordering tickets online a convenience fee will be charged per ticket for all online orders. To avoid this fee, please call our Box Office at 434-846-TIXX (8499) or visit our Box Office in person at 609 Commerce Street.