05/31/2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

34:45 minutes

The book club regulars gather to chat about the best-selling A Walk in the Woods, writer Bill Bryson’s 1998 account of a hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail. Plus, journalist Deborah Blum joins the club to talk about the best science books to stash in your beach bag (or backpack).

Segment Guests

Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.

Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason is a fourth-year medical student at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Deborah Blum

Deborah Blum is the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She’s the author of The Poisoner’s Handbook (Penguin, 2010).

Meet the Producer

About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.