If you haven’t tuned in to Science Friday, you are missing out on one of NPR’s best and most compelling hosts. Ira Flatow uses the classic techniques of pacing, framing, and positioning–along with great writing and effective presentation skills–to make science compelling.
It took Doug Fabrizio to tease the secrets out on RadioWest. The entire show is worth a listen.
Flatow was an influential and pioneering reporter back when NPR was the new kid on the block. He came to radio with a conversational and approachable reporting style that made dense scientific subjects understandable and interesting, even fun. Science Friday is coming to Salt Lake City this week, and that gives us a chance to talk with Flatow about his career, his influences and innovations, and about why he thinks science is sexy.