Title

This American Life: So Crazy It Might Just Work--ACT ONE. MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS.

Document Type

Popular Press

Publication Date

11-11-2011

Abstract

ACT ONE. MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS.

One day a successful cancer researcher named Jonathan Brody gave a talk at his alma mater, about how people in his field need to think outside the box if they're going to find a cure. Afterward Jonathan's old music teacher Anthony Holland shared an idea that was way out of the box: Killing cancer cells with sound waves. Gabriel Rhodes tells what happened next. Gabriel is also working on a documentary film version of this story, called The Cure. (35 1/2 minutes)