WNYC’s Radiolab program is a quirky crossbreed of This American Life and Bill Nye the Science Guy, with hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich dissecting one-word megatopics—time, race, sperm—with a mix of physics, philosophy, rock 'n' roll, and comedy. And as we learned last year, it makes for a lively stage show at the Paramount. The crowd got positively rowdy (nerd rowdy = shouting witty asides) when the public radio gents did what they called their first-ever "in-the-flesh, on-a-stage, in-front-of-an-audience" Seattle performance last March. We loved them so much, they agreed to come back to the Paramount this weekend. Topic: the meaning of "sight." According to: two blind men, an astronaut reliving a space walk, comedian Dave Foley of Kids in the Hall (replacing Demetri Martin for these shows), rocker Thao Nguyen, and modern dance troupe Pilobolus. Have you ever seen Pilobolus? Those crazy shape-shifters can spell your name with their bodies.
And wouldn't you know it: We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the Saturday night show. To enter to win, email SeattleMetTix@gmail.com with “Radiolab” as the subject, and a reason why you want to go, by tomorrow, August 21, at 5pm. The winners will be notified by email shortly after the deadline.
Our sister publication Portland Monthly had a fun conversation with Jad and Rob back in April. My favorite question: "Radiolab’s Pacific Northwest stories involve transgender mayors, serial killers, or sperm. Is that all we are to you?" Find out this weekend.
Radiolab Live: In the Dark
Aug 24 & 25 at 8, Paramount Theatre, $36–$46