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.
These Drag Artists Are Making Science More Accessible
On the latest episode of ‘Universe of Art,’ learn about drag performers who’re using social media to bring science communication to a wider audience.
This Video Game Prioritizes Restoring An Ecosystem Over Profits
In Terra Nil, a “reverse city-builder,” your goal is to restore a barren wasteland into a thriving ecosystem.
Introducing Universe of Art
On Science Friday’s new podcast, join us for conversations with artists who use science to bring their creations to the next level.
The First Fully Mapped Animal Brain Is The Larva Of A Fruit Fly
A 12-year effort to map the entire brain of a fruit fly larva is finally complete—a meaningful step in understanding things like addiction and consciousness.
Can Utah’s Great Salt Lake Be Saved Before It’s Too Late?
The lake’s water level has significantly declined since the 1980s. But local scientists and politicians are optimistic they can save it before it’s too late.
Blending The Sounds Of Climate Change With Appalachian Music
To communicate his anxiety around climate change, folk musician Daniel Bachman turned to a new collaborator: the sounds of extreme weather.
Ready, Set, Play: 2022’s Best Science Fiction Games
Nerd out with the newest science fiction and science-inspired video and board games of the year (and the slightly recent past).
How Will AI Image Generators Affect Artists?
AI text-to-image generators, like DALL-E 2 and Midjourney, produce impressive and trippy images. But how will they change art and our society?
The Hot And Cold Past Of The Air Conditioner
From the 1904 World’s Fair to deadly heat waves, we’re taking a look back at more than a century of AC. This story was originally published in 2021.
Feeling Hopeless About Climate Change? Try Playing These Video Games
How do you make a video game about climate change that’s fun to play? The annual Climate Jam competition aims to do just that.