innovating for the future of public radio.

WBUR is a proven birthplace of new ideas, new talent and new programs. The station has a rich history of innovation, starting in 1977 with Car Talk, followed by ground-breaking programs such as Here and Now, Only a Game and On Point.

Now in the digital age, we are committed to a creative era of reinvention. We will continue to explore and to incubate new programs and the WBUR iLab lies at the heart of this commitment. It is our center of innovation, imagination and ideas – a space to work out new concepts, new sound, new revenue streams and new programs and platforms, a space to embrace the enormous possibilities of the digital age.

Here we will take thoughtful risks, exploring new content and new ideas, investing in the new voices and thinkers who will create the next generation of content for public radio.

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Major funding provided by Biogen

Generation Stuck


Generation Stuck was the first project to come out of the iLab’s program incubator, an internal fellowship that gives WBUR journalists with a winning idea the opportunity to take some time away from their daily work. Social media producer Nate Goldman was the first recipient of the fellowship, for Generation Stuck, a multimedia documentary project that explored the lives of local twenty-somethings in the down economy. Generation Stuck was co-produced by WBUR’s Lisa Tobin, with design and development by Upstatement.

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