From Our Soundbooth | September 04, 2020

Ian Chillag’s “Magic 8 Ball” was chosen by 2020 Guest Judge Alex Sujong Laughlin as the winner of this year’s Miller Audio Prize in the humor category. Today, we’re so excited to be able to share Chillag’s hilarious audio project with you below.

Ian Chillag is the host and creator of Everything is Alive. Previously he was a producer for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and he co-created and hosted the NPR podcast How To Do Everything. He’s also worked on videos for the New York Times, contributed regularly to the literary magazine A Public Space, and has recorded four episodes of a podcast about a post-apocalyptic public radio pledge drive besieged by pestilence and death that he can’t quite figure out what to do with.

Listen to Chillag’s “Magic 8 Ball” here:

Artist Statement

“Magic 8 Ball,” produced in collaboration with Jennifer Mills and performed by Bill Kurtis, originally appeared as a special episode of the podcast Everything is Alive.