#106 American Eclipse: Scientific Rivals, Interview with David Baron

#106 American Eclipse: Scientific Rivals, Interview with David Baron

American Eclipse: Scientific Rivals, Interview with David Baron

Art of Living series, Smithsonian Associates

“A total eclipse pulls back the curtain that is the daytime sky, exposing what is above our heads but unseen at any other time: the solar system. Suddenly, you perceive our blazing sun as never before, flanked by bright stars and planets.”

David Baron, from the prologue to American Eclipse

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, I’m your host Paul Vogelzang.  As part of our Smithsonian Associates partnership program, our guest today, David Baron is a science journalist, broadcaster, and the author of American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.

David Baron is a journalist, author, and broadcaster who has spent his thirty-year career largely in public radio. He has worked as an environment correspondent for NPR, a science reporter for Boston’s WBUR, and health and science editor for PRI’s The World.

In the course of his reporting, David has visited every continent and earned some of the top honors in journalism. These include the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club of America, the Alfred I. duPont Award from Columbia University, the National Academies Communications Award, and, on three occasions, the annual journalism prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

David’s written work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Outside, Lonely Planet, and Reader’s Digest. His 2003 book, The Beast in the Garden, received the Colorado Book Award.

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Written by Paul Vogelzang

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