The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike
The book club regulars gather to chat about the best-selling A Walk in the Woods, writer Bill Bryson’s 1998 account of a hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail. Plus, journalist Deborah Blum joins the club to talk about the best science books to stash in your beach bag (or backpack).
Flora Lichtman was the host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.
Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.
Ryan Mason is a fourth-year medical student at Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Deborah Blum is the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She’s the author of The Poisoner’s Handbook (Penguin, 2010) and The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Penguin Press, 2018).