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.
A Turtle By Any Other Name
What happens when the rules established by the scientific community are used against it?
What Really Killed The Dinosaurs?
The prevailing theory says a meteorite led to the demise of the dinos. But one holdout scientist isn’t buying it.
How Strong Is The Human-Robot Bond?
Why we want to protect some robots and destroy others.
Magnus Hirschfeld, The ‘Einstein Of Sex’
The pioneering sex researcher’s goal was to prove homosexuality was rooted in biology. But his ideas fell into the wrong hands.
Prospecting For Martian Gold In Antarctica
On the latest episode of “Undiscovered,” we hear the story of meteorite hunter Nina Lanza, and what life’s really like in Antarctica.
Introducing Our New Show: Undiscovered
Science Friday has a new show! It’s called Undiscovered, and it tells the back stories of great scientific discoveries.
Americas Brace for Zika Spread
The typically-mild Zika virus is the top suspect in Brazil’s microcephaly epidemic. Where did it come from, and what can we expect as the outbreak unfolds?
An Invisible Leak, With Glaring Consequences
Natural gas has been spewing out of California’s Aliso Canyon since late October, so why hasn’t it been plugged yet?
Rats on the Job
The average rat sleeps all day and eats garbage all night…but some of them have jobs to get to.
Can Intestinal Bacteria Shape Response to Early-Life Stress?
A new study investigates the link between the gut and the brain in mice.