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!

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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.