The question we get more than any other here at Radiolab is “Where do all those stories come from?” Today, for the first time ever, we divulge our secret recipe for story-finding. Veteran Radiolab story scout Latif Nasser takes our newest producer Rachael Cusick along for what he calls “the world’s biggest scavenger hunt.” Together, they’ll make you want to bake some cookies and find some true stories. But we can’t find, much less tell, true stories without you. Find it in yourself to donate and help us make another year of this possible. It's a choice only you can make. Radiolab.org/support
Here are story-finding resources mentioned in this episode:
The World's Biggest Scavenger Hunt: Latif's Transom post on story scouting
Google Alerts: Set up your own!
Wikipedia Random Article: Play wiki roulette by clicking "random article" in the far-left column
WorldCat: to find where a book exists in a library near you
ArchiveGrid: to search libraries' special collections and oral histories
Trade Publications: Search for trade magazines by industry
Cusick Cookies: Rachael's cookie recipe...you're welcome.