Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

Guest hosting Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour with Greg Gbur

For the next few weeks I will be guest host of Dr. Kiki’s Sci­ence Hour on Leo Laporte’s TWiT net­work. Dr. Kiki is out on mater­nity leave, hav­ing just given birth to a beau­ti­ful baby boy 20 days ago! Pre­vi­ous guest hosts have included Phil Plait, David Har­ris, and Jeri Ellsworth.

The show streams live every Thurs­day on TWiT at 4pm Pacific/7pm East­ern. For other time zones, do the math! You can also watch or down­load it later.

For first-time vis­i­tors: in addi­tion to my science-flavored stand up com­edy, I also make sci­ence videos for Time Magazine’s web­site. That link will send you to my vids on Time.com, or you can click the VIDEO tab above and see them on this site. Quite a vari­ety of top­ics in sci­ence and sci­ence fic­tion. I am also a con­trib­u­tor to Neil de Grasse Tyson‘s radio show StarTalk Radio.

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“Let There Be Light!” – my first show will be about light and weird sci­ence facts. My guest is Greg Gbur, an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Physics and Opti­cal Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of North Car­olina at Char­lotte, spe­cial­iz­ing in research on the­o­ret­i­cal clas­si­cal optics. Since August of 2007 he has blogged as “Dr. SkySkull” at Skulls in the Stars, where he cov­ers optics, the his­tory of physics, his­tor­i­cal weird fic­tion, and the inter­con­nec­tion of these sub­jects. Greg also co-founded the his­tory of sci­ence blog car­ni­val The Giant’s Shoul­ders. He has over 60 peer-reviewed pub­li­ca­tions and is the author of the upcom­ing text­book, “Math­e­mat­i­cal Meth­ods for Opti­cal Physics and Engi­neer­ing”.

– Fol­low Greg on Twit­ter: @drskyskull
– Skulls in the Stars blog
– Go directly to the Weird Sci­ence Facts cat­e­gory on Greg’s blog
– Greg’s recent invis­i­bil­ity arti­cle on Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can
– Read his very in-depth post The Saga of the Sci­en­tific Swindler! (1884-1891)

When the show is avail­able, I will post the video here and per­haps some addi­tional notes and links. Please fol­low me on Twit­ter, sub­scribe to my YouTube chan­nel, and get on my Email list.

Next week my guest will be sci­ence writer extra­or­di­naire Carl Zim­mer!

Thanks for stop­ping by! 

They Might Be Giants Video for Time

Here Comes Sci­ence is sup­pos­edly a kids’ album but it’s my favorite They Might Be Giants album.  I love it.  And I had the oppor­tu­nity to inter­view John and John at their Brook­lyn rehearsal stu­dio, and attend one of their fam­ily shows at the Amer­i­can Museum of Nat­ural His­tory in New York City.  It’s our newest video for Time Mag­a­zine:

Link: They Might Be Giants of Sci­ence

Current.com Science Comedian Interview

Some­one I met via Twit­terDelia the Artist – just inter­viewed me for Current.com.  Cur­rent has a shorter, edited ver­sion of the inter­view but Delia is host­ing the full inter­view on her own site.

And, oh look!  Here comes the full ver­sion now…

Where does science meet comedy?
Somewhere in Brian Malow’s universe. 

From museums to comedy clubs, Earth’s Premier Science Comedian brings the funny to the hilarious 5th installment of Science is Speaking!

Read the rest of this entry »

LabLit Interviews Science Comedian

I was gone but now I’m back, appar­ently.

Rea­son­ably objec­tive third-party proof of my exis­tence is to be found in the form of an inter­view with me on LabLit.com – a web­site ded­i­cated to “the cul­ture of sci­ence in fic­tion & fact.”

I met LabLit edi­tor Jen­nifer Rohn at Sci­Foo this year.  She’s a cell biol­o­gist at Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don, a writer for pub­li­ca­tions such as Nature, and a fre­quent blog­ger.  Her first novel, Exper­i­men­tal Heart, has just been pub­lished, too.  It’s avail­able from Ama­zon or directly from the pub­lisher, Cold Spring Har­bor Lab­o­ra­tory Press. And, of course, it’s an exam­ple of “lab lit” – it’s described as a “roman­tic thriller set against the back­drop of con­tem­po­rary sci­en­tific research.”

Jenny attended my sci­ence com­edy ses­sion at Sci­Foo, and I par­tic­i­pated in a ses­sion that she and John Gilbey pre­sented enti­tled, “Seduc­ing the Pub­lic with Sci­ence.”  It was one of my favorite ses­sions and was attended by Ann Druyan, Brother Guy Con­sol­magno, Kevin Gra­zier, Ben Goldacre, Tim O’Reilly, Euge­nie Scott, Shel­ley Batts and oth­ers.

Any­way, Ian Brooks inter­viewed me and LabLit is an excel­lent web­site worth explor­ing and here’s a great place to start:

LabLit’s inter­view with sci­ence come­dian Brian Malow.