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.
Bacterial Hunger Games
Is it time to stop killing bacteria, and start pitting them against each other?
Redefining the Kilogram
All the scales in the world are calibrated against a 125-year-old chunk of metal in a vault on the outskirts of Paris. Now scientists are looking to redefine the standard of what “kilogram” really means.
‘Biological Aging,’ Debunking Signs of Cometary Life, Triceratops Kin
Rachel Feltman of “The Washington Post” joins us for a roundup of the top science stories this week.
Autonomous Trucks, Overgrown Goldfish, and an Edible Scientific Feud
Rachel Feltman of “The Washington Post” joins us for a roundup of her top science stories of the week.
Not All Cooking Oils Are Created Equal
Ever wondered which cooking oil is healthiest? Tom Brenna, a professor of human nutrition at Cornell University, helps us get to the fat of the matter.
Polluting Planes, Coked-Out Eels, and the Science of ‘Frass’ (Fake Grass)
What cutting airlines’ carbon emissions could mean, why scientists gave eels cocaine, and the good and bad of artificial turf.
What Is Sleep? A ‘Superpower,’ a ‘Power Cleanse’
In his latest “Flame Challenge,” Alan Alda asked people to answer the question: “What is sleep?” We talk with the winning respondents.