The Voice in Your Head - A Tribute to Joe Frank

1/23/2018, 5:03:00 AM brooke_gladstone in_memoriam ira_glass joe_frank storytelling
<p class="p1">How do you pay proper tribute to a legend that many people haven’t heard of?</p> <p class="p1">We began asking ourselves this question last week when the visionary radio producer Joe Frank passed away, after a long struggle with colon cancer.  Joe Frank was the radio producer’s radio producer.  He told stories that were thrillingly weird, deeply mischievous (and sometimes head-spinningly confusing!). He had a big impact on us at Radiolab.  For Jad, his Joe Frank moment happened in 2002, while sitting at a mixing console in an AM radio studio waiting to read the weather.  Joe Frank's Peabody Award-winning series "Rent-A-Family” came on the air.</p> <p class="p1">Time stood still.</p> <p class="p1">We’ve since learned that many of our peers have had similar Joe Frank moments.</p> <p class="p1">In this episode, we commemorate one of the greats with Brooke Gladstone from On the Media and Ira Glass from This American Life. </p> <p class="p1"><em>This episode was produced by Jad Abumrad with help from Kelly Prime and Sarah Qari. </em></p> <p class="p1"><em>A very special thanks to Michal Story.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Support Radiolab today at<a href="https://pledge3.wnyc.org/donate/radiolab-it/onestep/?utm_source=podcast&amp;utm_medium=notes&amp;utm_campaign=membership&amp;utm_content=radiolab"> Radiolab.org/donate</a>.</em></p>