Past Talks

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

(For upcoming talks plus a selection of videos and podcasts, visit this page)

March 20, 2023. “The Darwin Beat: Reporting on Evolution in the Age of Pandemics.” Darwin Lecture, New York University.  Coverage in Washington Square News.

April 13, 2022. University of Idaho: Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium. Writing the Pandemic: Journalism in the Age of Covid-19. Details here

March 30, 2022
The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series, Yale University. Details

December 6, 2021
EPFL Switzerland “Science and Policy During the Pandemic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Watch here.

November 4, 2021
Charleston, SC: Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival.

October 18, 2021
National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting (online). Details here.

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

October 3, 2021
Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Book Festival.

August 26, 2021
The Royal Institution. “Are Viruses Alive?” Watch here.

July 22, 2021
The Peculiar Book Club. A discussion of Life’s Edge with historian Dr. Brandy Shillace. Watch here.

June 29, 2021
Aspen Ideas Festival  Watch here.

June 28, July 12, and July 19, 2021
“The Meaning of ‘Life’ With Carl Zimmer.” A special online course at Atlas Obscura. Details here.


March 2021 Interviews:

On Point (NPR Radio)

Morning Joe (MSNBC). Conversation with Walter Isaacson

Central Time (Wisconsin Public Radio). “Life, As Carl Zimmer Knows It.”

Inquiring Minds. “What Does It Mean to Be Alive?”

Commonwealth Club. Video. Podcast.

Constant Wonder (Brigham Young Radio) Life’s Edge

Groks Radio. Podcast

March 2021 Talks

March 11: Science Writers of New York. Watch

March 17: “The Coronavirus Unveiled: What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Life.”
Science Journalist in Residence, University of Florida.

March 25: Breakwater Books and the Guilford Free Library.

Earlier talks:

November 6, 2020
Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival  A conversation with author Mark Honigsbaum about his book The Pandemic Century. Video

October 7, 2020
Science Writers of New York:  “President Trump Has Covid-19. Now What?”

October 5, 2020
“Understanding Heredity: What We Know, And What We Don’t.” One Day University.

October 2, 2020
“Can Science Save Us from Covid-19?” Oregon State University Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Seminar Series

September 29, 2020
Radio Times

September 24, 2020
“Science Journalism During a Pandemic and Beyond”

September 24, 2020
“Money for Nothing: An Author Talk with Thomas Levenson and Carl Zimmer”

September 16, 2020
American Chemical Society.  A Planet of Viruses

September 11, 2020
“Preprints and Peer Review in a Pandemic”

June 2, 2020
Greenwich Library. VIRTUAL AuthorsLive: “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh”

February 6, 2020
Los Angeles. In conversation with physicist Sean Carroll

December 3, 2019
Nashville, Vanderbilt University. Chancellor’s Lecture Series

November 9, 2019
Charleston, SC.  Charleston To Charleston Literary Festival

October 24, 2019
San Francisco. The Exploratorium.

October 23, 2019
San Francisco. Arts & Ideas at the JCCSF (Video)

October 22, 2019
San Francisco, College of Neural Surgeons Annual Meeting

October 12, 2019
Morristown, NJ. Morristown Festival of Books

October 2, 2019
Boston. Hubweek: “Bodies in Space”

September 17, 2019
Washington, DC. Smithsonian.  “An Evening With Carl Zimmer.”

September 1, 2019
Decatur, GA. Decatur Book Festival. In conversation with Frans de Waal

July 13, 2019
New York. Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism. Keynote Address

June 23, 2019
Providence, RI. Society for the Study of Evolution. “Politics, the public, and science: navigating the new reality”

May 25-26, 2019
Copenhagen. Bloom Festival (Video)

May 16, 2019
Ames, Iowa. Genome Writer’s Guild

May 2, 2019
Genspace, New York. “Journey Through Your Genome”

April 17, 2019
Connecticut College. “Heredity, Race, Ethnicity”

April 9, 2019
Wellesley College. Mayer Lecture

April 4, 2019
Phoenix. Flinn Foundation Keynote Address

March 25, 2019
Brookline, MA. “Science On Screen” at the Coolidge Theater. (A double-feature: a talk about heredity and a screening of the heredity-based comedy, Flirting With Disaster.)

March 7, 2019
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Thomas M. Siebel Lecture Series in Science and Society.

March 3, 2019
Adelaide Writer’s Week

February 28, 2019
Harvard Museum of Natural History: A Conversation with David Quammen. (YouTube video)

February 20, 2019
Connecticut College, New London CT: “The Deep History of Global Affairs”

February 16, 2019
AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington DC: “Heredity: Our Defining Mystery.”  Topical Lecture, followed by a book signing.

January 15, 2019
New York: House of Speakeasy, “Secrets and Lies”

December 13, 2018
ETH Zurich, Lecture & Panel discussion

December 5, 2019
Yale University

November 13, 2018
Waterstone’s, London: An Evening With The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlist

November 7, 2018
University of Pennsylvania: “Science Reporting in the Age of Fake News”

November 3, 2018
Stanmeyer Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts

October 23, 2018
Mount Holyoke College

October 19, 2018
CSICon, Las Vegas

October 17, 2018
Colorado State University: Murray Honors Visiting Scholar Lecture

October 9, 2018
New York University: “Why You’re You–Explaining Heredity to a Confused Public”

October 4, 2018
92nd Street Y, New York: “What Makes Us Human?”

September 20, 2018
University of Bath (UK), Evolution in the 21st Century

July 9, 2018
Breakwater Books, Guilford CT

June 21, 2018
Aspen Ideas Festival

June 20, 2018
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

June 19, 2018
Commonwealth Club, Palo Alto

June 6, 2018
Kramerbooks, Washington DC, in conversation with Ed Yong

June 1, 2018
World Science Festival, New York, in conversation with Maria Konnikova

May 31, 2018
RJ Julia Bookstore, Madison CT

May 30, 2018
Harvard Book Store

May 21, 2018
“Biotechnology and Its Future Impact on Greater Boston” (panel discussion)
Boston Athenaeum

May 17, 2018
“Exploring the Complexity and Controversy of Heredity”
Keynote Lecture, Bio-IT World, Boston

May 3, 2018
MIT, Knight Science Journalism seminar

May 2, 2018
“From Ebola to Dinosaurs to 23andMe: Writing about the Science of Life”
Columbia School of Journalism

April 27, 2018
“The Library of Babel: On Trying to Read My Genome”
Yale University, Applied Data Seminar

January 28-29, 2017
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

October 6, 2016
Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Alabama

September 18, 2016
New York, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival

September 15, 2016
Washington D.C.
Library of Congress Panel Discussion
The Emergence of Life: On the Earth, in the Lab, and Elsewhere

September 8, 2016
Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska
A Journey to the Center of the Brain

July 31, 2016
Savannah, GA
Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Plenary Lecture
Plants Are Weird: Epigenetics, Journalism, and the Alien Beauty of Botany

June 29, 2016
Boston, MA
Festival of Genomics, Plenary Lecture
Tales from the genome beat: how journalists explore (& sometimes get lost in) our DNA

June 23, 2016
Durham, NC
International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Plenary Lecture
Evolutionary Medicine and the Media: Engaging Stories and Tricky Concepts

June 17, 2016
Austin, TX
Stephen Jay Gould Prize Lecture

April 23, 2016
New Haven, CT
Yale University Science & Storytelling Symposium
Making Science Accessible Through Storytelling

April 21, 2016
New York, NY
Fordham University
Editing Life: The Strange Science of Engineering Humans, Altering Nature, and Bringing Species Back from Extinction

March 24, 2016
New York, NY
Strand Books
Should We Re-engineer Humanity? With historian Daniel Kevles

March 15, 2016
New York, NY
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
A Conversation with Biologist Sean Carroll

February 11, 2016
Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Is There a Future for In-Depth Science Journalism?

January 28, 2016
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology

November 19, 2015
New York, NY
New York City Genome Center
Jewish Genomics

November 13, 2015
Providence, RI
National Association of Biology Teachers
Distinguished Service Award

October 24, 2015
Pittsburgh, PA
National Society of Genetics Counselor Annual Education Conference
Plenary Speaker

October 21, 2015
Farmington, CT
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
The Whole Scientist

September 17, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State University
Science in an Age of Doubters & Deniers

September 16, 2015
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University
A Journey to the Center of Your Brain

June 1, 2015
New Orleans
American Society for Microbiology
“The Microbiome and the Hyperbolome: The Quest for Good Journalism on a Very Sexy Subject”

May 19, 2015
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Medical School
Invited speaker, Program in Neuroscience Biennial Spring Symposium
“The two-body problem: Organismal interactions that shape behavior”

April 7, 2015
Georgetown, TX,
Southwestern University
“Masters of Evolution”

March 31, 2015
Mexico City, Mexico
Festival Centro Historico
“Sobre la Evolución”

February 12, 2015 
Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama
Darwin Day Lecture

November 6, 2014
San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences
“The Wisdom of Science and the Power of Words”

November 1, 2014
Westport, CT
Westport Library
Science Series Lecture

October 29, 2014
Washington, DC,
National Geographic Society
“Zombie Parasites”

October 17, 2014
New York, NY
Imagine Science Film Festival
Opening Night

October 15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania
“How Humans Can Live Safely In A Viral World”

September 11, 2014
McLean, VA
With Sam Kean
Fall for the Book Festival

June 26, 2014
New Haven, CT
International Arts & Ideas Festival

May 21, 2014
Guilford, CT
Guilford Free Library
“Can Your Genome Save Your Life?”

May 7, 2014
New York, NY
Story Collider

April 30, 2014
University of Maryland.
Lee Hellman Lecture

April 26, 2014
Washington DC
USA Science & Engineering Festival
“The Future of Personalized Medicine”

March 28, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina Science Festival

March 24, 2014
Boston, MA
The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University
Director’s Series Lecture
“Darwin in the City: How Civilization Drives Evolution”

March 20, 2014
Rochester, NY
Rochester Arts & Lectures Series

March 8, 2014
San Diego
The Future of Genomic Medicine

February 25, 2014 
Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University
York Distinguished Lecture

Feburary 18, 2014 
Washington, DC
National Geographic Society

February 13, 2014
Chicago, IL
American Association for the Advancement of Science
“Communicating Science”

November 8, 2013
Miami University, Ohio
Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference.
Keynote lecture

November 6, 2013
New York
WIRED Data | Health

October 3, 2013, 4pm
Nashville, TN
The Flexner Discovery Lecture Series

September 13, 2013
New Haven, CT
New Haven Lawn Club
“Personal Genomes and Personal Microbes: The Future of Medicine”
Public Lecture

July 20, 2013
Salt Lake City Fusion: Connecting Minds – Visualizing Science + Medicine
Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators

June 14, 2013
San Francisco, CA
The Newest Species on Earth: Cancer
Public lecture – Video

June 5, 2013
Wisconsin Public Radio
The Kathleen Dunn Show

May 2, 2013
How Did Feathers Evolve?

March 31, 2013
All Things Considered (National Public Radio)
Somewhere Over The Brainbow: The Journey To Map the Human Brain

March 29, 2013
Going Public (Southeast Missouri KRCU)
De-Extinction: Just Around The Corner?

March 23, 2013
CBS This Morning: Saturday (CBSNews)
The next step in science or playing God?

March 21, 2013
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (CNN)
Can extinct species be brought back?

March 15, 2013
Morning Edition (National Public Radio)
It’s Called ‘De-Extinction’ — It’s Like ‘Jurassic Park,’ Except It’s Real

March 13, 2013
Washington, DC
(Some) EXTINCTION IS (not necessarily) FOREVER

March 8, 2013
Science and Creativity (Studio 360)
Viruses at the Movies

March 7, 2013
Talk of the Nation (National Public Radio)
How To Track And Attack A Superbug

February 5, 2013
Radiolab Season 11, Episode 4, “Speed” (WNYC)
Never Quite Now

February 4, 2013
Point of Inquiry (Center for Inquiry)
Viruses and Other Little Things

December 6, 2012
Future Thinking (BBC)
Will we cure all ills?

November 19, 2012 
Radiolab Season 11, Episode 2, “Inheritance” (WNYC)
Leaving Your Lamarck

November 17, 2012
New York

October 13-14, 2012
San Francisco
Singularity Summit
Invited Speaker

October 9, 2012
Hartford, CT
Science on Screen, Real Artways

August 20, 2012
Toronto, ON
International Conference on Systems Biology
Keynote Lecture

July 14, 2012
Iowa City, IA
Iowa City Book Festival

July 6, 2012
Ottawa, ON
Society for the Study of Evolution
Workshop: Communicating Science to Society

June 5, 2012
World Science Festival

May 17, 2012
New York, NY
McNally Jackson Bookstore
A conversation with author Florence Williams

April 29, 2012
Philadelphia Science Festival
Science Ink

April 28, 2012
Washington DC
USA Science and Engineering Festival

April 20, 2012
Princeton University
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Special Seminar, 1 pm
A Planet of Viruses

April 4, 2012
Fresh Air, National Public Radio
Interview about viruses and the microbiome

April 2, 2012
New York
Does The Brain’s Wiring Make Us Who We Are?

March 22, 2012
Genomics of Energy & Environment
Opening Keynote Lecture

March 11, 2012
Tuscon, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books

March 8, 2012
Guilford CT
Guilford Free Library
Science Ink

February 16, 2012 
New York, NY
American Museum of Natural History
Beyond a Trend: Enhancing Science Communication with Social Media

February 3, 2012
Wisconsin Public Radio.
Discussed ebook and the future of reading.

February 1, 2012
Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

January 24, 2012
New York
New York Academy of Sciences
Science Ink

January 13, 2012
Science Friday (National Public Radio)
Discussing Science Ink

January 7, 2012
Wall Street Journal interview about Science Ink

December 23, 2011
The Alonya Show
RT News

December 13, 2011
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed
Harvard Gazette article
Boston Phoenixarticle

December 12, 2011
Brookline, MA
Coolidge Theater
“Science on Screen”
Boston Globe Article

Decemeber 8, 2011
PBS News Hour
Interview about Science Ink

November 15, 2011
New Haven, CT
O.C. Marsh Fellows Program
Peabody Museum of Natural History

November 14, 2011 
RadioLab (National Public Radio)

November 10, 2011
Cambridge, MA
A Planet of Viruses

October 14, 2011
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville
Louisville Cardinalarticle

September 27, 2011
Brooklyn, NY
Story Collider
Rebroadcast on Radio Lab

September 20, 2011
New York, NY
Science Online New York

September 19, 2011
New Haven CT
St. Anthony Hall
“A Planet of Viruses”

September 15, 2011
Guilford CT
Guilford Free Library
“A Planet of Viruses”

June 7, 2011
San Francisco, CA
The Long Now Foundation
Viral Time
Video on Fora TV

June 2-3, 2011
New York, NY
World Science Festival

May 15, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
Feed Your Brain

May 15, 2011
Costa Mesa, CA
Center for Inquiry

May 12, 2011
Fresno, CA
California State University

May 9, 2011
Science Weekly (The Guardian)

May 5, 2011
Science Friday (National Public Radio)

May 3, 2011
Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Science Festival

April 15, 2011
Plattsburgh, NY
Room 206, Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh
Parasite Rex

April 14, 2011
Consilience (podcast)

April 13, 2011
Manchester, CT
Connecticut Association of Biology Teacher
Synthetic Biology: Playing God or Harnessing Nature?

April 9, 2011
New York, NY
Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

April 7, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroscience and Society

April 5, 2011
New Haven, CT
The Ordinary Evening Reading Series

March 31, 2011
Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour

March 8, 2011
San Francisco, CA
AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics
Keynote Lecture: The Inner Jungle: The Natural History of the Human Microbiome

February 20, 2011
Washington, DC
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Humans Without Borders: Evolutionary Processes at Work in Humans and Their Relatives

February 11, 2011
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University 
Provost Lecture Series


January 24 & 31, 2011
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Science writing workshop

January 24, 2011
Guilford, CT
Step Inside Your Brain

January 19, 2011
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bard College Citizen Science Program

January 18, 2011
New Haven, CT 
The Ordinary Evening Reading Series

January 14-16, 2011
Durham, NC
ScienceOnline 2011

January 11, 2011

January 5, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Workshop on communicating with the media

December 16, 2010
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Humanities in Medicine Lecture – Video

December 9, 2010
KPCC, Southern California Public Radio
The Madeleine Brand Show

December 8, 2010
NHPR, New Hampshire Public Radio
Word of Mouth

November 6, 2010
New Haven, CT
National Association for Science Writers

October 22, 2010
Point of Inquiry podcast

October 20, 2010
City University of New York
Panel discussion about Creation, a biographical movie about Darwin

October 14, 2010
Washington DC
Koshland Science Museum
“Inside the Mind’s Eye” – Video

September 9, 2010
NHPR, New Hampshire Public Radio
Word of Mouth

September 2, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Forest Rowher
Listen Here

August 18, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Susan Golden
Listen Here

August 4, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Nancy Moran
Listen Here

July 14, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Carl Bergstrom
Listen Here

July 1, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Bonnie Bassler
Listen Here

June 17, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Mitchell Sogin
Listen Here

June 2, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with James Liao
Listen Here

May 25, 2010
San Diego, CA
American Society for MIcrobiology
President’s Forum: “Telling the Stories of Science”
Video Here

May 19, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with R. Ford Denison
Listen Here

May 05, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Irwin Sherman
Listen Here

April 27, 2010
Cambridge, MA
Genomes, Environment, Traits

April 24, 2010
Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
“H1N1, Evolution and the Public’s Understanding of Science”

April 21, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Keith Klugman
Listen Here

April 17, 2010
Boston, MA
Massachusetts Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Keynote Lecture

April 07, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Peter Daszak
Listen Here

March 24, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Curtis Suttle
Listen Here

March 16, 2010
The Colin McEnroe Show (Connecticut Public radio)
Mr. Smarty Plants (Plant neurobiology)

March 4, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with James Collins
Listen Here

February 25, 2010
American Institute of Biological Sciences (webinar)
A virtual book party for The Tangled Bank

February 18, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Michael Worobey
Listen Here

February 3, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Rob Knight
Listen Here

January 25, 2010
Big Think

January 20, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Juilan Davies
Listen Here

January 16, 2010
Research Triangle Park, NC
Science Online 2010
Watch here

January 6, 2010
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Sallie Chisholm
Listen Here

January 6, 2010
New York, NY
A Conversation with Primatologist Frans de Waal.
Watch excerpts here

December 23, 2009
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with John Wooley
Listen Here

December 11, 2009
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts

December 7, 2009
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Paul Turner
Listen Here

December 3, 2009
Denver, CO
Denver Museum of Science

November 18, 2009
Vancouver, BC
Beatty Museum
Watch here

November 18, 2009
Vancouver, BC
A lecture on science writing at the University of British Columbia School of Journalism. Download podcast here or via iTunes

November 14, 2009
Ithaca, NY
Kol Haverim

November 12, 2009
New Haven, CT
Peabody Museum, Yale University
Nature’s Narrative Lecture: “Darwin Gets Swine Flu”
Zimmer puts H1N1 in evolutionary context – Yale Daily News

November 4, 2009
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Jonathan Eisen
Listen Here

November 1, 2009
Pasadena, CA
The Skeptics Distinguished Lecture Series at Caltech

October 23, 2009
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Hazel Barton
Listen Here

October 9, 2009
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Dennis Bray
Listen Here

September 25, 2009
Radiolab (National Public Radio): Parasites.

September 12, 2009
New York, NY
Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism – Video

September 11, 2009
Meet the Scientist (podcast): Interview with Michael Cunliffe
Listen Here

July 11, 2009
Bloggingheads: A conversation with science writer Chris Mooney

June 30, 2009
The Takeaway (National Public Radio) : The Secret Love Life of Fireflies
Listen here

June 15, 2009
Radiolab (National Public Radio): “Stochasticity”
Listen here

June 11-14, 2009
New York, NY
World Science Festival

April 25, 2009
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Festival of Books: “Real Science” 

April 17, 2009
New York, NY
New York University“Darwin and the Boundaries of Science Conference”
Invited Speaker

March 29, 2009
The 2009 John Wesley Powell Memorial Lecture
“What Is Life? An Ancient Question Meets Twenty-First Century Science”
Slides and audio

March 27, 2009
Studio Tulsa (Oklahoma Public Radio)
“What Is Life?”
Listen here

March 15, 2009
Providence, RI
Brown University
“Science Meets Talk” (Invited lecture)

March 12, 2009
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara
“Soul Made Flesh: Neuroscience in 1659 and 2009”

February 19, 2009
A conversation with blogger Phil Plait

February 14, 2009
Raleigh, North Carolinia
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
“Darwin and Beyond: How Evolution Is Evolving”
Youtube Video

February 14, 2009
A conversation with science writer John Horgan about Darwin’s 200th birthday 

January 5, 2009
Boston, MA
Society for Integrative and Comparitive Biology
Invited Speaker, “Communicating Science”

December 4, 2008
New York, NY
Rockefeller University
“The Darwin Beat: Reporting From the Frontiers of Evolution”

November 23, 2008
A conversation with earth scientist Tyler Volk about global warming

November 19, 2008
Philadelphia, PA
The Franklin Institute
“Unlocking the Secrets and Powers of the Brain”

November 13, 2008
“Word of Mouth” (New Hampshire Public Radio)
“Molecular Family Dysfunction”

November 11, 2008
“The Takeaway” (National Public Radio)

October 1, 2008
“Science Talk” (Scientific American Podcast)
“Searching for Intelligence”

September 29, 2008
“Word of Mouth” (New Hampshire Public Radio)
What is Intelligence?

September 17, 2008
Hoboken, NJ
The Center for Science Writings, Stevens Institute of Technology

August 30, 2008
Bloggingheads: Conversation with the writer Richard Preston

August 19, 2008
Chautauqua, NY
The Chautauqua Institution
Darwin and Linnaeus: Their Impact on Our View of the Natural World

June 28, 2008
Arlington, TX
American Society of Parasitologists
Parasitology: Public Awareness through Literature, Art, and Film

June 28, 2008
Bloggingheads: A conversation with conservation biologist Paul Ehrlich

June 25, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Zocalo Lecture Series

June 12, 2008
Madison, CT
RJ Julia

June 10, 2008
This Week In Science (radio/podcast)

June 9, 2008
Talk of the Bay, KUSP Santa Cruz (radio)

June 3, 2008
Seattle, WA
Town Hall
Listen to Carl’s Town Hall lecture here

June 2, 2008
San Francisco, CA
Kepler’s Books

June 1, 2008
Portland, OR,
Powell’s Bookstore
ReadCarl’s Q&A for Powell’s on Microcosm

May 31, 2008
New York, NY
World Science Festival: Seeds, Survival, and Stalin
Watch Carl talk with fellow panelist Peter Pringleon

May 29, 2008
New York, NY
World Science Festival: Bioart in the Age of Terrorism
Watch the discussion on YouTube

May 21, 2008
The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe

May 20, 2008
New York, NY
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Poster)
“The Evolution of Mind”

May 17, 2008
Chicago, IL
The Field Museum

May 16, 2008
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Bookstore

May 10, 2008
Coast to Coast AM (Radio)

May 10, 2008
A talk about Microcosm with science writer George Johnson

April 15, 2008
Denver, Colorado
University of Denver
Penrose Library Authors Lecture
Public Lecture: A discussion of Soul Made Flesh and the art of writing science books
“Science Writer Discusses Research on the Brain,” DU Today

April 12, 2008
Carl speaks with neuroscientist Gary Marcus about the evolution of the mind

March 10, 2008
Sarasota, Florida
Mote Marine Laboratory
Public Lecture: “Back to the Water: The Origin of Whales”

March 1, 2008
Carl speaks with neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga about the brain and the law

February 27, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario
Carleton University
The Discovery Lecture: “The Darwin Beat: Dispatches from the Frontier of Evolution”

February 19, 2008
Cambridge, Massachusetts
MIT/Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
“The Future of Science Journalism”
Panel on science blogging

February 8, 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Nebraska
Darwin Day Public Lecture: “Darwin Among the Microbes”

February 2, 2008
Carl speaks with astrobiologist Peter Ward about alien life

January 29 and Feburary 5, 2008
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Science Writing Workshop (poster pdf)
(Check back for a podcast version on Itunes…)

January 17, 2008
Rome, Italy
Rome Festival of Science
Public Lecture: “Towards the Sixth Mass Extinction”

January 12, 2008
Carl speaks with paleontologist Neil Shubin about our inner fish

December 15, 2007
Carl speaks with biologist Lee Silver about stem cell ethics

December 1, 2007 (radio)
All Things Considered, National Public Radio
“‘Animal, Vegetable, Fungi’ Lesson Revised” Listen

November 30, 2007(video podcast)
A conversation with Prof. Lee Silver on the future of stem cells Video

October 30, 2007 (television)
ABC World News Tonight
Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? Video Article

October 28, 2007(video podcast)
A conversation with Craig Venter, genome pioneer Video

October 18, 2007
Guilford, CT
Guilford Free Library

Public Lecture: “Will Global Warming Redraw the Map of Life?”

September 29, 2007(video podcast)
A conversation with science writer John Horgan Video

August 14, 2007
Appledore Island, Maine
Shoals Marine Laboratory
Public Lecture: “The Genome: An Outsider’s View” Blog post

August 11, 2007 (television)
WTNH News, New Haven, CT
Human evolution

June 11, 2007 (podcast)
The New York Times Science Podcast
A conversation about my article on Sudan’s great migrations

April 4, 2007
New York, NY
New York University School of Journalism
Invited lecture on blogging about science. Summary with podcast excerpts

March 29, 2007
Southern Utah University
Public Lecture: “What is Life? The Answer from E. coli”

March 27, 2007
Southern Utah University
Public Lecture: “Will Global Warming Redraw the Map of Life?”

January 10, 2007 (podcast)
Science Talk: The Scientific American podcast
A conversation about my article about the evolution of cancer

Decemer 26, 2006 (podcast)
The New York Times Science Podcast
A conversation about my article about deception by animals

November 8, 2006
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University
University Lecture: “Possessed: The Biology of Parasite Manipulation”

November 3, 2006
New Haven, CT
Yale University

A talk on science writing
Master’s Tea, Davenport College

October 28, 2006
Baltimore, MD
National Association of Science Writers
Panel: “Book PR Boot Camp”

September 21, 2006
South Bend, Indiana
University of Notre Dame
Inaugural lecture in the Global Linkages of Biology, Environment and Society (GLOBES) Seminar Series: “The Darwin Beat: Reporting Evolution News in a Controversial Age”

September 5, 2006 (podcast)
The New York Times Science Podcast
A conversation about my article about sexual cannibals

June 9, 2006
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Marine Biological Laboratory
Invited Public Lecture: “Where Do We Come From?”

April 4, 2006
Venice, Italy
RECOMB 2006: International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology
Keynote Lecture: “An Outsider’s View of the Genome”

February 13, 2006
New Haven, CT
Yale University
Panel discussion for premiere of the movie Flock of Dodos

February 6, 2006
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University
“Evolution in the News”

January 26, 2006
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University
“Possessed: The Biology of Parasite Manipulation”

January 19, 2006
Guilford, CT
Guilford Free Library
“Human Origins in a Controversial Age”

January 14, 2006
Ann Arbor, MI
Exhibit Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan
“Evolution in the News”
(Part of the opening celebration for the museum’s new exhibit, Explore Evolution)

December 3, 2005
Washington, DC
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Executive Panel on Evolution
“Updating Human Evolution”

October 25, 2005
Westport, CT
Westport Library
Community Conversation: “Human Origins in a Controversial Age”

October 22, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA
National Association of Science Writers
A panel discussing science blogs

October 6, 2005
Yale University Medical School
A lecture on Soul Made Flesh

September 28, 2005
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College
Public Lecture: “Human Origins in a Controversial Age”

April 1, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference
Keynote Speaker

March 28, 2005 (radio)
On Point, National Public Radio

January 13, 2005
New Haven, CT
The Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale Medical School

November 24, 2004 (radio)
The Current, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

September 28, 2004
New Haven, CT
Visiting Fellow, Morse College, Yale University

September 22, 2004
Cleveland, Ohio
John Carroll University
Freshman Seminar Lecture

May 26, 2004 (radio)
Afternoon Magazine WILL-FM Urbana, Illinois (NPR)

May 8, 2004 (radio)
All in the Mind, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

May 6, 2004
Providence, RI
Brown University
Invited Lecture: Frontiers in the Interaction Between Physics and Biology

April 22, 2004 (radio)
New York and Company with Leonard Lopate, WNYC

April 15, 2004
New York
Wagner College

April 7, 2004
Oxford, England
Oxford University Museum of the History of Science

April 6, 2004
Bristol, England
Blackwell’s Bookshop (Park St.)
BBC article on the event

March 25-26, 2004
Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Book Festival

March 20, 9 AM EST

March 12, 2004
San Antonio, TX
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

February 23, 2004
Palo Alto, CA
Stanford Medical School

February 14, 2004
ABC World News Tonight

February 11, 2004
ABC World News Now

February 9, 2004
Fresh Air with Terry Gross

January 30, 2004
Conner Calling
WUFT-FM, Gainesville, Florida.

January 27, 2004
New York
New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
5:30 pm

January 27, 2004
New York
KGB, 85 East 4th St.
7 pm

January 22, 2004
Madison, CT
RJ Julia Bookstore
7 pm

January 20, 2004
New York
92nd St. Y, Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street.
12 pm

January 8, 2004
Washington DC
Reiter’s Bookstore, 2021 K St.
6:30 pm

January 5, 2004 (radio)
New York and Company with Leonard Lopate, WNYC
(New York) 12:40-1:20pm

November 25, 2003
KVMR Radio (89.5 FM, Nevada City, California)

November 3, 2003
University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley. Details

November 4, 2003
University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse. Details

October 2003
Explorations with Michio Kaku (Pacifica Radio)
Broadcasts included:

–Tuesday 9/30, 2pm (PST) KPSA, San Franscisco

–Wednesday 10/1, 5pm (EST) WBAI, New York

–Thursday, 10/4, 1pm (PST) KPFK, Los Angeles

–Tuesday 10/7 (EST) WMNF, Tampa; and 5pm (PST) on KPFA Berkeley, CA 94.1 FM

September 2, 2003
BBC World Service. Outlook.

July 18, 2003
This American Life (Public Radio International) Listen to the show on Real Audio here. Ira Glass interviews me about the wonders of parasites starting at 23:00.

July 17, 2002
KGB, New York

December 2002
WGN-AM Chicago
The Gary Lee Wright Show

November 2002
WIP-AM Philadelphia
Conversations with Peter Solomon

November 2002
KVON-AM San Francisco
Morning Edition

October 2002
Daybreak USA
USA Radio Network

October 2002
Northeast Public Radio: Roundtable

October 2002
WZLX-FM Boston
Common Ground

October 2002
KWRD-FM Dallas
Morning Magazine

October 2002
KTKT AM Tuscon
The Bert Lee Show

October 2002
Newsworthy Network

October 2002
KFTK-FM, St. Louis
The Dave Glover Show

October 2002
WLIE-AM Long Island, NY
The Ed Tyll Show

October 2002
WXXI-AM Rochester
1370 Connection with Bob Smith

October 2002
Plenary lecture, National Association of Biology Teachers, Cincinnati OH.

May 2002
Brighton Book Festival (UK)

March 2002
American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington DC

March 2002
National Science Teachers’ Association, San Diego

Feburary 2002
Florida Museum of Natural History

February 2002
WUFT-FM National Public Radio, Gainesville, Florida
Connor Calling

January 2002
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California

December 2001
Geological Society of America, Boston,

November 2001
Explorations with Michio Kaku (Pacifica Radio)

October 2001
American Museum of Natural History

October 2001
Smithsonian Institution

October 2001
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

October 2001
University of Washington, Seattle

October 2001
University of Kansas, Kansas City,

September 2001
Morning Show (National Public Radio, Los Angeles)

September 2001
Daybreak USA (AM radio)

September 2001
Touch of Gray (AM radio)

September 2001
New York and Company (National Public Radio)

June 2001
Jeff Rense Show (AM Radio)

February 2001
New York University, Biology Department

November 2000
Miami Book Fair

December 2000
Quirks and Quarks (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

December 2000
Strange Universe (AM radio)

November 2000
New York & Company (National Public Radio)

November 2000
Edge of Reality (AM Radio)

October 2000
American Museum of Natural History

October 2000
Coast to Coast AM

October 2000
Good Day USA (AM radio)

October 2000
The Todd Mundt Show (National Public Radio)

October 2000
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia University

October 2000
Smithsonian Institution

October 2000
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Integrative Biology seminar

October 2000
National Conference on the Teaching of Evolution
University of California, Berkeley.

August 2000
To the Best of Our Knowledge (Public Radio International)

October 1999
“Chaos in Ecology”
Complexity and Complex Systems lecture series, University of Virginia

February 1999
Conservancy of Southwest Florida

October 1998
California Academy of Natural Sciences

October 1998
Tech Nation (National Public Radio)

July 1998
To The Best of Our Knowledge (Public Radio International)

April 1998
American Museum of Natural History

April 1998
Smithsonian Institution