Radiolab host Jad Abumrad is known for experimenting with sounds on his show and his Guest DJ picks reflect both his musical sophistication as well as some guilty pleasures. Jad talks about forming his musical identity with epic rock anthems, when Underworld destroyed him on the dance floor and how Bartok transformed the way he thinks about classical music.
New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan, also know by his initials BEK, explores his childhood psyche, his aspirations and the creative process through five songs from the ‘70s in his Guest DJ set.
Author and cultural commentator Chuck Klosterman was insightful and thought provoking in his selection of songs with both personal and cultural relevance.
Grant Morrison is a renowned writer who explores the underbelly of pop culture and modern society through the prism of comic books. His music tastes are just as thoughtful, with a track that proves parodies can be as good as the original, some psychedelic hip-hop and a song he considers the theme to his cult favorite comic series The Invisibles.