Consider the Platypus

…Is the actual, updated name of my aforementioned and forthcoming illustrated nonfiction book for adults and curious kids. Sneak peeks soon! Stay tuned.

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Evolution Book on the Books

I’m pleased to [pass along this] announce[ment awkwardly screengrabbed months ago from Publisher’s Marketplace]

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Broadcast Know-It-All

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.

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Woman on the Street, Hot Seat

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.


How to Be a Dolphin (Not a Hippie)

My latest for Nautil.us. It was only a matter of time.

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Science Comedy & Regular Comedy

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 Video

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)

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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

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*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.