Daniel Peterschmidt is a digital producer and composes music for Science Friday’s podcasts, including Science Diction and Undiscovered. They make sure SciFri’s web pages are looking fresh, designs and codes new things for the site, and writes articles.
Before joining the team at Science Friday, Daniel was a product intern for NPR, where they helped out with podcast content management, social media strategy, and designed new promo art.
Daniel grew up in San Diego, where they learned hip slang like “swoll,” “clean,” and “off the flame” to describe muscle definition. They went to college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where they fell in love hard with the Pacific Northwest.
When they’re not working, you might find Daniel rewatching 30 Rock, making 8-bit covers of TV show theme songs, or playing D&D as a clumsy bard named Chip Chap Chopman.
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