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Conversations: Anita Silvey, "Undaunted: The Wild Life of Birute Gadikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans"

On this edition of Conversations, Anita Silvey talks about her latest book, Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans. In a unique 40-year career in the children's book field, Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children's books, and writing. This latest book is published by National Geographic kids.


Conversations: Zack Weinersmith, "Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Zach Weinersmith talks about Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Zack is the cartoonist behind the popular geek webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. He co-authored the book with Dr.

Conversations: Audra Wolfe, "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science"

On this edition of Conversations, Audra Wolfe talks about her latest book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science. Wolfe is a writer, editor, and historian whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the podcast American History Tellers.

Conversations: Jonathan Baillie, "The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic"

On this edition of Conversations, Jonathan Baillie talks about the The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic. Baillie is the Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist of the National Geographic Society. Baillie joined the Society in 2016 after 20 years at the Zoological Society of London.


Conversations: Deborah Blum, "The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"

On this edition of Conversations, Deborah Blum talks about her latest book, The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Blum is the director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and editor of Undark magazine.

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