SciComm Summer #2: Meryl Horn – Producing “Science Vs”

Meryl Horn is a producer at Science Vs from Gimlet Media and Spotify. Science Vs is a popular science podcast that pits timely claims against scientific evidence. It’s a great show. You should listen to it.

Before being a podcast producer, Meryl got her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California San Francisco. She shares how she went from being a graduate student to working professionally in science communication. She also breaks down the process of pitching, researching, and completing an episode of Science Vs, including helpful advice for translating niche science findings to a mainstream audience.

We pay particular attention to this episode of Science Vs from last year: “Burnout: Can We Fix Work?”

You can find the rest of this summer’s science communication podcast series here.


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