Broadcast Know-It-AllPosted: July 9, 2017 Filed under: Comedy, Dolphins, Interactive, Performance, Podcast, Production, Radio, Science, Speaking | Tags: audio, education, humor, radio, scicomm, Science Leave a comment
Ready your ears to get SCHOOLED, folks, ’cause I’m playing Fact Checker on Season 3 of the Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Podcast (starring Freakonomic’s Stephen Dubner)!
First Minneapolis episode: “Three Sheets to the Wind” with special guest John Moe. They named they episode after one of my facts! And about all the drunk talk featured in the episode.
Second Minneapolis episode: “Creature Comforts” with special guest Krista Tippet. That one has a lot of sex talk.
Woman on the Street, Hot SeatPosted: April 14, 2017 Filed under: Comedy, Dolphins, Interactive, Performance, Production, Science, Television Leave a comment
I finally gathered up some of my science talking and slapped it into a highlights reel. While the video’s still private, I share it with you now, via THIS “EXCLUSIVE” LINK (and below).
More footage upon request. AMA 4ever.
Science Comedy & Regular ComedyPosted: May 25, 2016 Filed under: Comedy, Interview, Performance, Production, Radio, Research, Science, Speaking, Storytelling | Tags: Podcast, Regret Labs Leave a comment
Storytelling is a thing that I do, and here’s a video of a recent gig. The story I tell is not scientific––OR IS IT…?
It is also my pleasure to introduce Regret Labs, a Science/Comedy podcast to which my fellow comedians Levi Weinhagen and Aric McKeown invited me because they needed a little more science for their not-so-much-science.
This is the kind of podcast where people talk over each other sometimes. Into it? Not into it? Drop a comment on the site to let us know.
Episode #8 (#2.5 with Maggie): Guest Scientist Dr. Michelle LaRue on Science Communication and Penguin Stank
I am the SciComm from Your VideoPosted: January 18, 2016 Filed under: Comedy, Dolphins, Fiction, Interview, Nonfiction, Performance, Science, Speaking, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing Leave a comment
One more dispatch from my adventures with Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre & their Interrobang Festival of Questions. Click the below links for some primo procrastination-aiding video content!
A discussion of ocean vs. space travel & the public’s expectations of science*, among molecular biologist/science communicator Upulie Divisekera, sci-fi author & BoingBoing editor Cory Doctorow, & some “comedy science” lady (me)
And What Future Do We Want and Deserve? With radical chef Adam Liaw, futurist Kristin Alford, author/editor Cory Doctorow, & that “comedy science” lady again, moderated by Wheeler Centre Director Michael Williams
*Stay tuned for the above-referenced COMPETITIVE Q&A, plus my speech on what science & art tell us about the importance of words vs. actions.
I Am the SciComm from Your RadioPosted: January 1, 2016 Filed under: Art, Comedy, Dolphins, Interview, Radio, Science, Speaking, Writing Leave a comment
In Australia last month for the Interrobang Festival of Questions, I talked on the radio. It was a lot like talking on the radio here, only, as my dad would say, upside down.
“Our Battle is More Full of Names Than Yours”Posted: August 16, 2012 Filed under: Comedy, Performance, Speaking, Uncategorized, Writing | Tags: Loft Literary Center, On like flan, Ultimate Master of Words Leave a comment
Somehow, I ended up in a situation where I am to compete for the title
ULTIMATE MASTER OF WORDS
against some of the greatest writers and thinkers and talkers in town.
As a poet once said: I intend to something something or die trying.
McSweeney’s Political Humor Anthology LIVE!Posted: June 20, 2012 Filed under: Comedy, Writing | Tags: Federalist Papers, Hocus Pocus, humor, McSweeney's Leave a comment
Check out my piece, “Unpublished Federalist Papers” in The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, out on June 26th.
If you can’t wait until then, or hate the book publishing industry for some reason, you can read my piece immediately in the Amazon preview, page 177.
Storycraft with Kevin Kling, April 25thPosted: April 23, 2012 Filed under: Comedy, Performance, Radio, Storytelling, Writing | Tags: Kevin Kling, Miranda, mom, MPR, radio, storytelling, To My Mother Leave a comment
Several months ago, I was invited to be part of a three-part workshop with Kevin Kling, alongside about two dozen on the Twin Cities’ most talented writers, performers, comedians, and all-around storytellers. This Wednesday, April 25th, we shall showcase the fruits of our collective labor, presenting a night of storytelling at Minnesota Public Radio’s UBS Forum. Join us. You won’t believe your ears. (But you should.)
April 25th, 2012, 7-9 PM
$15, and discounted to $12 for MPR Members
- Allegra Duncan Lingo
- Amy Salloway
- Annie Baxter
- Barbara Wiener
- Courtney Maclean
- Dylan Fresco
- Gary Dop
- Joseph Scrimshaw
- Loren Niemi
- Patrick Dewane
- and Kevin Kling
Radio Interview: This Time in the Hot SeatPosted: February 27, 2012 Filed under: Comedy, Interview, Radio, Speaking, Writing | Tags: comedy, KFAI, old southern barbers who make homunculi, radio, women Leave a comment
International Women’s Day is coming, and I’ll be interviewed on radio KFAI for the occasion.
The Subject: Women, comedy, and women in comedy.
The Women: writer/comedian Molly Knefel, writer/comedian Emily Schorr Lesnick, comedian/HUGE founder Jill Bernard, and writer/comedian me.
In addition to talking about myself and my views on lady issues, I’ll read two pieces of short fiction: “Dear Mother,” and “On the Subject of My Arrest: An Address to my Fellow Residents of Surrency, GA, July the 25th, 1866.”
UPDATE: Listen to the interview at KFAI by clicking Listen Now or MP3 Stream next to “Finding the Female Funny.” Molly first, then Emily, and my segment starts at 35:19.
Why Dolphins Are Badass: A Semi-Academic TalkPosted: May 6, 2011 Filed under: Comedy, Nonfiction, Performance, Science, Speaking Leave a comment
Give & Take is a community experiment that breaks down barriers among disciplines, people, and ignorance vs. knowledge. …The perfect platform for a scientifically minded humorist (or comically minded scientist) to talk about their super-weird niche expertise.
My topic of choice: The Noble Dolphin. More specifically: Why the dolphin deserves better than the corny, new age symbol of playful peacenickery it has come to represent, and is actually a complex, highly intelligent, and utterly badass beast.
The presentation was a success, and reinvigorated my belief that people both love learning about dolphins (as well as other big-brained mammals and cetaceans) and know relatively little about them. Look out, World. You’re about to learn way more about dolphin behavior than you even though you knew you wanted to but DID.