Ellen Horne is the Executive Producer of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program that examines big questions in science, philosophy and the human experience through compelling storytelling. In 2003, Horne joined forces with Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad to build Radiolab into a thriving radio program. Today, Radiolab is one of public radio's most popular shows. Its podcasts are downloaded over 4 million times each month and the program is carried on 437 stations across the nation.
As Executive Producer, Horne is responsible for setting Radiolab's overall business strategy, overseeing the brand and the show's production. Building on the show's podcasting success, Horne implemented a broadcast distribution strategy to bring Radiolab into homes nationwide on terrestrial radio. She also launched and produces the live Radiolab shows that tour cities throughout the U.S. For Radiolab, she has produced and reported a diverse range stories, from a folk singers battle with her own voice to a 1962 medical mystery from the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania.
At WNYC, Horne has worked on The Brian Lehrer Show and On The Media, and helped to launch as audio programs: Freakonomics Radio, the TED podcast and the Intelligence Squared U.S. live debate series. Before coming to New York, she was a freelance reporter for a variety of public radio stations and programs. Prior to pursuing a career in radio, Horne served as the Development Director at the Coral Reef Alliance, where she developed and managed the membership program and educational initiatives.
Horne earned her Bachelor's degree in Theater and Theology from Cornell College, Iowa.
Ellen Horne appears in the following:
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Friday, March 15, 2013
When producer Hannah Palin recorded her infant sleep journal for our Sleep episode, I wasn’t yet a parent. I listened to it, and while I felt sympathy for her predicament, it didn’t raise any kind of anguished emotional response. But now, I feel sick to my stomach when ...
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch our first-ever Google Hangout. We had a blast!
Friday, March 09, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
After our deep dive into Symmetry for our episode on cosmic mirroring, now when we see things in pairs, we always look twice. This video for a sugar-sweet pop song reminds us of the eye-catching delights symmetry can create.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
We received an email today that we'd like to share in the hopes that it can help others.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Every once in a while, Radiolab has been waking up early and dropping by NPR's Morning Edition. This Tuesday, January 26th, Jad and Robert are going to be on the air talking about memory, the magic number seven, and a little experiment we like to call "Fruit or Cake" that we learned about from Baba Shiv and featured in our Choice episode.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
“Where is the new music?” asks Jaron Lanier, composer, musician, computer scientist, “virtual reality” pioneer . “I have been trying an experiment,” he says. “Whenever I’m around Facebook generation people and there’s music playing, I ask them a simple question: Can you tell in what decade the music that is playing right now was made?”
Friday, December 04, 2009
When some artists came together to support Radiolab by creating a limited edition of prints, we were blown away by the creativity of their images. Have a look at the images here and pick your favorite. We'll put the fan favorite on a tote bag (or maybe a t-shirt).