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I've spoken at places like the San Francisco Exploratorium, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Battery SF, Nerd Nite, the Interval at the Long Now, and many wonderful bookstores. I've also hosted on-stage interviews with writers and thinkers like Esther Dyson, Yuval Noah Harari, Andy Weir, Michael Gazzaniga, Steven Johnson and Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty.

Here are a few of the interviews I really like:

Tech Nation on NPR hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn.
Forum on KQED (San Francisco) hosted by Rachael Myrow.
The Mother Jones Inquiring Minds podcast with Kishore Hari.
Big Picture Science podcast with Molly Bentley.
In Deep Radio hosted by Angie Coiro.
The Real Virtual Show hosted by Malia Probst.
Take Two on KPCC (Los Angeles) with Alex Cohen.
KUOW Speakers' Forum podcast from my talk at Town Hall Seattle.
Clockwise podcast with Jason Snell and Dan Moren. (In which I somehow end up saying: "Gentlemen, it is time to talk candidly about ladies' pants.")
Wired's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast with David Barr Kirtley.
Think on KERA radio (Dallas, Texas) hosted by Krys Boyd.
Letters and Politics on KPFA (Berkeley, California) hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
AirTalk on KPBS (San Diego, California) with Alison St. John.
GeekSpeak on KUSP (Santa Cruz, California) hosted by Lyle Troxell.
The Eastern Shore podcast hosted by Brock Winstead.
Smart Drug Smarts podcast hosted by Jesse Lawler.
Robot Overlordz podcast hosted by Mike Johnston, Matt Bolton and Alpha the computer.
Let's Make Mistakes podcast hosted by Liam Campbell and Larisa Berger from Mule Design
Radiozine on KBOO (Portland, Oregon) with host Kathleen Stephenson.
The Arik Korman Show on iHeart Radio hosted by Arik Korman.
Jefferson Exchange on KSOR (Ashland, Oregon) with host Geoffrey Riley.
IdeaSphere on KCBX (Santa Barbara, California) hosted by Guy Rathbun.
Cool Science Radio on KPCW (Park City, Utah) hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.
The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC radio (New York City) hosted by Brian Lehrer.

Articles, reviews and talking head-dom:

"Why Wait for Evolution? Meet the Scientists Racing to Improve our Senses" by Ellen Ruppel Shell for the Washington Post.
"Why You're Not a Cyborg Yet -- and What Scientists and Hackers Are Doing About It" -- by Jesse Hicks for the Daily Dot
Hacking Human Evolution by Sam Levin for the East Bay Express
"How Crazy Is Modern Technology?" by Angela Hill for the San Jose Mercury News
"We Have the Techology" review by Kevin Canfield for the San Francisco Chronicle
"A Sense of Where You Are" by John Wilkens for the San Diego Union-Tribune
7 Books You Need to Read This December by Boris Kachka for New York Magazine
"Engineers, enrepreneurs hoping to re-engineer humans for skill, strength" on KPIX (CBS) San Francisco, shot by Molly McCrae, hosted by Anne Makovec.
"To Speak the Brain's Language," my op-ed for the Wall Street Journal

Read an excerpt from my book:

The 10,000 Year Clock, a slice from the time chapter, published on Hazlitt
Want to Sense Eletromagnetic Fields? A little piece of the introduction, in which I go to RadioShack on a Friday night with the guys from Grindhouse Wetware. Published on Alternet.


Originally Published: 2015