Weaving together music, video and storytelling, Jad Abumrad encouraged audience members to break from their daily routines, embrace silence and pay attention to the small stuff in the 2018 Drexel College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture. Abumrad — co-host of the Peabody Award-winning “Radiolab” podcast and a former MacArthur Fellow — made the same changes in his own life. In doing so, he found himself creating a new podcast and, well, marveling at the miracle that is indoor plumbing.
In need of your own enlightenment? Take a different route home, listen before speaking, and maybe you, too, will see the world with fresh eyes, says Abumrad.
Mark your calendars
The College’s ninth Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, will feature “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross. Free tickets will be available on March 4 at https://drexel.edu/coas/news-events/lecture-series/2019-speaker-fresh-air-host-terry-gross/.