PODCAST: Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad; Mimi Masher’s roller dreams

On Episode #23 of “CAN YOU HEAR ME, LONG BEACH?” we’re thrilled to speak to “Radiolab” creator Jad Abumrad about creativity and his upcoming, one-man performance of “The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing,” Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts. Abumrad, along with “This American Life’s” Ira Glass is many times (dis)credited with birthing the podcast era. We paid tribute by ripping off everything we could about “Radiolab,” just listen to the closing credits

Asia Morris speaks with one of our favorite people, Mimi Masher (below), about her quest to land the perfect place, and track, to bring banked track roller derby back to Long Beach.


0:36 Does this new microphone make me sound better?

1:08 Jad Abumrad talks about his upcoming show and his journey as a radio and podcast creator

2:32 Jad’s voice is meant for radio, even over the phone

7:50 The “right place, right time” moment that created Radiolab

11:10 How do you always sound so casual?

16:47 Jad shares about his new podcast, “Dolly Parton’s America”

22:20 Mimi Masher is trying to bring back roller derby to Long Beach

28:47 Male roller derby is controversial

34:40 How YOU can help bring roller derby back to Long Beach

36:56 Radiolab tribute credit reading

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.