So Abumrad called up a friend who had been with him through the entire Radiolab journey and asked what he remembered about the show’s genesis. “He said, after a really long pause, ‘gut churn,’” Abumrad recalls. “And I thought, oh, right, not only is that the story, but it’s what I should be talking about. Because it was important for me to figure out if it’s normal, how the creative process takes you to these really high highs and low lows. Neurochemically and philosophically, are those feelings useful? Do they have a purpose?”
The result is Embracing the Gut Churn, a traveling production that explores what it means to be a creative person — all done in typical Radiolab fashion. “It should be something like a talk and a meditation and a multimedia mashup,” says Abumrad.
Embracing the Gut Churn stops at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder, at 7 p.m. tonight; tickets, $30 to $42, are available at bouldertheater.com.
Wed., Oct. 15, 7 p.m., 2014