Podcast #70 – Randy Olson

We interview Randy Olson, marine biologist turned filmmaker, and author of the new book Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style.  Randy is best known for the 2006 documentary Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus and his 2008 global warming comedy Sizzle.  Don’t Be Such a Scientist is part memoir, part instructional guide, in which Randy offers advice to scientists and other intellectual types on how to better communicate to general audiences.  For more about Randy’s projects, visit DontBeSuchaScientist.com, SizzletheMovie.com and FlockofDodos.com.

Read John’s review of Don’t Be Such a Scientist.

Don’t Be Such a Scientist is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Read John’s review of Flock of Dodos.

Listen to our first interview with Randy from waaay back in 2007 in American Freethought episode #2.

Also discussed and presented for your amusement:

Randy’s New Scientist review of Richard Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth.

Comedian Jon Stewart’s infamous appearance on Crossfire.

Kirk Cameron’s ridiculous video drive-by defaming Charles Darwin.

Randy’s first short science video “Barnacles Tell No Lies

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Fans of science fiction can check out John’s other project on the web, SciFiDimensions.com.

Theme music by Body Found.

Recorded October 7, 2009.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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