Join us for an engaging exploration of Jason Reynolds’ upcoming podcast, Radiotopia Presents: My Mother Made Me, from the podcast network, Radiotopia from PRX. This special event will feature Reynolds in conversation with Radiolab creator and audio trailblazer, Jad Abumrad.
The series traverses the relationship between Reynolds and his mother. Through informal interviews and intimate conversation, they wax poetic about what she taught Reynolds as a child as it pertains to ideas around ambition, family, and purpose and how those teachings have evolved with the changing tides of their lives. Reynolds is also the recipient of a Newbery Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honors.
Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab, More Perfect, and Dolly Parton’s America (a collaboration with OSM Audio’s Shima Oliaee). He's been called "master of the radio craft" for his unique ability to combine cutting edge sound-design, cinematic storytelling, and a personal approach to explaining complex topics—from the stochasticity of tumor cells to the legal underpinnings of the war on terror. Jad studied creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio. He composes much of the music for Radiolab, and has composed music for film, theater and dance. He's received three Peabody Awards, and the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.
Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for young people, including Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, All American Boys, Long Way Down, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, and the upcoming Stuntboy, in the Meantime. The recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honors, Reynolds is also the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He lives in Washington, DC.