NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison hosts an interview with Scientist, Author & Filmmaker Randy Olson who will discuss his new film “Sizzle”. Olson was a professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire. Despite his Harvard Ph.D., four years of post-doctoral research in Australia and Florida, and years of diving around the world from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica, he tossed it all in, resigned from his tenured professorship and moved to Hollywood to explore film as a medium for communicating science. Today he is an independent filmmaker and author of the book Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style. Olson also travels around the country teaching scientists how to better communicate critical scientific ideas to the broader public.
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