Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hear Me Make Word Sounds With Mouth

I was recently interviewed by a podcast called Meet The Skeptics, and the episode is now avaliable to hear! Head on over for a conversation between Chris and myself about dinosaurs, skepticism, and more. It was a heck of a lot of fun to talk to him, and his editing skills made me sound kind of articulate. This was the first time I've ever really talked paleontology publically, so please let me know what you think I could have expressed more clearly or included. Scott Elyard has already provided a couple good constructive criticisms, both for my bungling of the pronunciation of Masiakasaurus and for a missed opportunity to include cladistics as a way to test hypotheses in paleontological studies.

I've enjoyed listening to MTS over the last few months, and heartily recommend listening back on his earlier episodes if you have not done so. Chris records nice, casual interviews with giants in the critical thinking world, such as Eugenie Scott and James Randi, as well as schlubs like me. The tone of the show is personal and friendly, and I'm glad he's doing it. And honored to be part of it.

One thing I wish he would have kept was when I had a fit of coughing and hacking after taking a sip of my Vernor's Ginger Ale too early. If you've ever had a Vernor's, you'll know what I mean.


  1. Listened while sketching today. Excellent! Nice answers to the "missing link" discussion.

  2. If that was your first time, that was indeed well done. I thought you sounded pretty natural, actually.

    (I recall editing together my first podcast. It was a nightmare. I am a horrible speaker in front of a microphone.)

  3. Thanks, guys! It's been a confidence boost to do this and the SciO11 Art and Science discussion. I wouldn't mind doing more public outreach type stuff.


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