Brandon Echter was Science Friday’s digital managing editor. He managed the organization’s social media and engagement projects, so if you came here from SciFri on Twitter, Facebook, or any social channel, you’ve read his work (and have him to blame). His favorite project is SciFri’s annual Cephalopod Week.
Before joining Science Friday, Brandon was the digital media producer at The Moth, the nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It was there that he honed his social media skills and learned the right way to tell a story.
Brandon was born and raised in the New Jersey suburbs, where he spent a lot of time on the nascent Internet and building forts in the woods with his friends. He later traveled down to Elon University in North Carolina, where he studied media arts and creative writing, and spent several years convinced he was going to be a video editor before finding a home in public radio.
Brandon is a huge fan of space, sloths, and cephalopods, and if you tweet any of those things at him he WILL respond. His aesthetic is “cultivated schlub.” And yes, that was him on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire that one time.
A Squid’s Eye View
Squid eyes are a feast of fascinating physics.
Cities Are Turning Flood Water Into Freshwater
Climate change is predicted to have a major effect on water systems, and several cities around the world are adapting to be more resilient.
Metaphors, Medicine, And The Poetry Of Science
For National Poetry Month this April, we’re looking at where science waxes poetic.
How Should You Prepare For Disaster?
Two disaster preparedness experts share tips on what to put in your “runny-sack.”
The Best Of Science Friday, 2018
From Usain Bolt and volcanoes to a kid scientist-to-be and caterpillars, the Science Friday staff share their favorite stories from 2018.
Three Hearts, Eight Arms, Can’t Lose: Cephalopod Week 2018
Let’s get kraken.
SciFri’s Tentacled Spectacle Cephalopod Week Returns
Like a kraken rising from the depths, Cephalopod Week is back!
Kelp: It’s What’s For Dinner
Meet the farmers who want to make cheap, environmentally friendly kelp America’s next favorite vegetable.
The Reality-Distorting Tools Of The Future
A collection of AI-assisted tools could allow the average person to create videos of anyone saying or doing anything.
The Best Of Science Friday, 2017
The Science Friday staff share some of their favorite stories they made this year.