Upcoming Talks

Carl Zimmer gives public talks in lecture series, at universities, and at conferences. He also appears on podcasts and radio programs such as Radiolab. Visit Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau  for more information about speaking requests. 

June 28, July 12, and July 19, “The Meaning of ‘Life’ With Carl Zimmer.” A special online course at Atlas Obscura. Register here.

July 22: The Peculiar Book Club. A discussion of Life’s Edge with historian Dr. Brandy Shillace. Register here.

August 26: The Royal Institution (online). Register here.

October 14-17, 2021, Brattleboro, VT: Brattleboro Literary Festival. Details to come.

November 2021, Charleston, SC: Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival. Details to come.


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You can also find an archive of past talks here.

Featured Past Talks

“The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Explained. (The Daily)

“How Close Is the Pandemic’s End?” (The Daily)

“A Vaccine Breakthrough” (The Daily)

“A Kids’ Guide to the Coronavirus” (The Daily)

“Parasite Tales: The Jewel Wasp’s Zombie Slave”

“The Surviving Branch: The 2016 Stephen Jay Gould Award Lecture”

Evolution Matters: David Quammen and Carl Zimmer