To Cap Off A Multimedia Week, How About A Podcast?

By Carl Zimmer | September 12, 2009 12:40 am

mtsitunes220.jpgUff da–quite a week!

Monday brought Radio Lab’s great take on parasites, which I was thrilled to be a part of.

Tuesday was newspaper day, with a story in the New York Times on the evolution of flowers.

Thursday it was the sexual brain, the subject of my latest column in Discover complete with a safe-for-work video.

Friday brought the new issue of Time to the newsstands, with an article of mine on the minds of dogs.

Now at the close of the week, let me lure you into a different dimension of the media: podcasting.

The American Society of Microbiology has asked me to take over a biweekly podcast of theirs called “Meet the Scientist.” In each episode I’ll be talking with one of the many scientists who explore biology’s vast invisible world.  For my first podcast, I spoke to Michael Cunliffe, one of the scientists I wrote about recently who studies the ocean’s skin of jelly.

I’m still getting my bearings in the podcast universe, so feel free to dispense free advice. I’m looking forward to talking to many more scientists who study infectious diseases, synthetic biology, microbial evolution, and much more.

And now, off to New York for an old-fashioned talk. With Powerpoint.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Microcosm: The Book, Talks

Comments (2)

  1. Just an un-scientist, saying “cool!” Young people in this country, in particular, really need to be turned on to science. I appreciate your efforts.

  2. Gail Kampmeier

    Great job with the podcast on WNYC’s Radio Lab! How grand to be a part of this feast for the ear and mind–hope all of your readers take a listen


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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