One Hundred And Thirty Eight – On Science Engagement And Talking Nerdy To Me – With Bec Crew, Alex Brown And Cara Santa Maria

Announcement: The Book Launch for Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish And Other Weird Animals by Becky Crew is happening in early October in Sydney – check out her site at Running Ponies for more details!

There’s a great number of science communicators and science popularisers out there – and many have unique and interesting approaches when it comes to engaging the public.

Bec Crew – of the Scientific American blog Running Ponies – her newly-released book “Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals” is available via New South Press. Becky Crew is a Sydney-based science writer, award-winning blogger and former online editor. Twitter @BecCrew.

Alexander Brown – Blogger, science communication student working at CERN – recently wrote the viral posts “I Fucking Hate Sexism In Science” and “Mac For Dummies. Female Dummies” which was reported in a blog post for The Atlantic, and for Jezebel.com, and Mumsnet forums. Twitter @alex_brovvn.

Cara Santa MariaHuffington Post’s senior science correspondent and host of the “Talk Nerdy to Me” series. She is a North Texas native who currently lives in Los Angeles, who prior moving to the west coast taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology. She has appeared on Larry King Live (CNN), Parker/Spitzer (CNN), Geraldo at Large (Fox News), and I Kid (TLC). She also co-produced and hosted a science talk show pilot for HBO. Recently, she co-hosted an episode of StarTalk Radio with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Twitter @CaraSantaMaria.

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Music used in this episode: Kevin McLeod from www.incompetech.com  and Marian Call from www.mariancall.com. Theme songs are “P&P” by Derek K. Miller of www.penmachine.com and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com.

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