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.
Widening The Lens On A More Inclusive Science
Indigenous peoples have been observing the world for thousands of years. Why are they still underrepresented in science?
Is Chemical Sunscreen Safe? Scientists Aren’t Sure
New studies show that sunscreen ingredients can stay in your bloodstream days after you apply it.
Our Ancient Obsession With Capturing The Moon
For millennia, humans have been trying to see the moon, capture its craters, and imagine what it could be like up there.
Celebrating Apollo’s ‘Giant Leap’
Ira Flatow and space historian Andy Chaikin celebrate the history of the Apollo program and examine its legacy.
These Launchpads Took Humans To The Moon. Will Rising Tides Bring Them Down?
In the shadow of worsening flooding conditions and structural degradation, NASA is upgrading some of its historic launchpads—and leaving others behind.
Swimming Down The Runway: Finding A Model Species For Cephalopods
Want to learn more about cephalopods? Start by learning about bobtail squids.
Puppy Eyes: Dogs’ Secret People Manipulation Weapon
Dogs have been perfecting their puppy eyes for thousands of years.
Beekeeping Tips—From Bees!
How wild honey bees can teach us better ways to cultivate them. Plus, could probiotics help beef up bees’ immune systems?
The Unisexuals: A Story of Salamanders and Sex
What does a world look like without males or sexual reproduction?
Embracing The Salt And Adapting To Sea Level Rise
Saltwater intrusion and sea level rise is the new normal for two communities along the east coast.