Elah Feder is the former senior producer for podcasts at Science Friday, where she worked with an incredible team to bring Undiscovered and Science Diction into existence.
She first got into podcasts in 2007 when she was a grad student studying evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto. Working late nights in the lab, sorting fruit flies under a microscope, Elah would listen to a lot of Gwen Stefani. After some noise complaints, she phased out the beats, got hooked on radio and podcasts, and has never been the same.
For five years she co-hosted and produced I Like You, a podcast about love and like. She’s also produced segments for CBC Radio shows like Spark, The Current, and The Sunday Edition, and has contributed to publications like The Guardian, The LA Times, and Xtra, Canada’s LGBT newspaper. After completing her master’s at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Elah investigated the oil and gas industry as a fellow at the school’s Energy & Environment Reporting Project.
‘What If I Didn’t Tell?’
When a researcher discovered a critical error in her study, she had a choice to make.
Language Evolves: It’s Literally Fine
Irregardless, the dictionary’s got your back.
Serendipity And Syzygy: Fortunate Accidents
How syzygy saved the Suez ship, and how a country’s name ended up inside the word “serendipity.”
Ambergris: How Constipation Becomes A Luxury Product
People used to eat it, too.
Orphans Delivered The World’s First Vaccine
The world’s first vaccination campaign involved a ship, some pus-filled sores, and 22 orphan boys.
Diction Dash: You Asked, We Answer
Let’s play a game: Guess the meaning or backstory of a word.
Introvert: The Invention Of A Type
It all started with a falling out between two famous psychologists.
Mercury: How It Made Cats Dance
Mercury has captivated humanity for ages. But what happens when it invades a town?
A Look Back At The Time Of The Tasmanian Tiger
Wildlife enthusiasts’ hopes were recently raised by a video of what looked like two adult thylacines, better known as the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
Alcohol: History’s Favorite Mind-Bending Substance
And the time the U.S. government went to unthinkable lengths to pry it away.