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Conversations: Ryan North, "How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain"

Want to take over the World? On this edition of Conversations, Ryan North talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain.” North is a New York Times-bestselling author whose books include “How to Invent Everything,” and an award winning author for Marvel Comics.


Conversations: Christopher De Pree, "Astronomical Mindfulness: Your Cosmic Guide to Reconnecting with the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Planets"

On this edition of Conversations, Christopher G. De Pree talks with host Dan Skinner about “Astronomical Mindfulness – Your Cosmic Guide to Reconnecting with the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Planets,” which he co-authored with Sarah Scoles.

Conversations: Clare Fieseler, "No Boundaries - 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice"

On this edition of Conversations, Clare Fieseler talks with host Dan Skinner about “No Boundaries – 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice,” which she co-authored with Gabby Salazar. Fieseler is a National Geographic Explorer, photojournalist, and conservation biologist. She hopes the book will inspire girls to pursue STEM related careers.


Conversations: Caroline Williams, "Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free"

On this edition of Conversations, Caroline Williams talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, “Move: How the New Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free.” Williams is a science journalist and author. A consultant for, and regular contributor to, “New Scientist,” she has also written for the “Guardian,” “BBC Future” and “BBC Earth,” among others.


Conversations: Valerie Tripp, "Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton's Flaw"

On this edition of Conversations, Valerie Tripp talks with host Dan Skinner about “Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton’s Flaw.” Among her many credits, Valerie Tripp was part of the creative team behind the American Girl series and has written many of the American Girl books. She also wrote American Girl’s “Welliewisher” and “Hopscotch Hill School” books.


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Hindsight is 20/20"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: Hindsight is 20/20.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” series. The books have become the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the publishing industry with more than 15 million copies in print.


Conversations: R. Philip Bouchard, "The Stickler's Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation"

On this edition of Conversations, R. Philip Bouchard talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Stickler’s Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation: The Real Science Behind Hacky Headlines, Crappy Clickbait, and Suspect Sources.” Bouchard is a lifelong “natural science nerd” with a track record of creating successful educational media.

Conversations: Jorge Cham & Daniel Whiteson, "Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe"

On this edition of Conversations, Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson talk with host Dan Skinner about “Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe.” Cham is the cartoonist behind the popular online comic Piled Higher and Deeper (a.k.a. PHD Comics). He holds a PhD in robotics from Stanford University. Daniel Whiteson is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.

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