About Our Hosts

Genevieve Sponsler is the host of our episodes featuring indie science producers and stories. She has worked at PRX since 2007, promoting and developing new content for public radio and podcasts.

Past Guest Hosts:

Michelle_Thaller_headshotDr. Michelle Thaller is an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center who studies binary stars and the life cycles of stars. In her off-hours, Michelle often puts on about 30 lbs of Elizabethan garb and performs intricate Renaissance dances. (All of Michelle’s episodes.)

Wendy_Suzuki_headshotDr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. She is an award-winning teacher and scientist whose research focuses on understanding how our brains form and retain new long-term memories and the effects of aerobic exercise on learning, memory, cognition and mood. Her book Healthy Brain, Happy Life will be published by Harper Collins in the Spring of 2015. (All of Wendy’s episodes.)

Christina_Agapakis_headshotDr. Christina Agapakis is a biologist and writer based in Boston. Her research focuses on the intersection of microbiology and design, exploring symbiosis among microbes and between biology, technology, and culture. She is a biotech design consultant and a founding editor of Method Quarterly. (All of Christina’s episodes.)