D. Peterschmidt is a producer, host of the podcast Universe of Art, and composes music for Science Friday’s podcasts. They write articles, sound design podcast episodes, produce segments, design graphics, code microsites, and make sure SciFri’s web pages are looking fresh.
Before joining the team at Science Friday, D. was a product intern for NPR, where they helped out with podcast content management, social media strategy, and designed new promo art.
D. grew up in San Diego, where they learned hip slang like “swoll,” “clean,” and “off the flame” to describe muscle definition.
When they’re not working, you might find D. playing Super Smash Bros. with their family, making 8-bit covers of TV show theme songs, or playing D&D as a clumsy bard named Chip Chap Chopman.
Composer Sarah Hennies’ new piece “Motor Tapes” was inspired by a neurological theory of the same name. How did she translate it to music?
2023’s Climate Week NYC witnessed hundreds of events, protests, and pledges from world leaders at the UN General Assembly meeting.
How does our changing climate get expressed in a folk song versus a video game?
A new study explains why wide receivers on professional football teams feel slimmer and faster when they wear smaller numbers.
The new monster action flick plays fast and loose with ancient shark science, but this megalodon researcher doesn’t mind that much.
Dr. Vivek Murthy on the intersection of youth mental health, social media, and loneliness.