June 14th, 2011
Episode 207 of 447 episodes
"The Talk of the Town: 50 Interesting People" is available on newsstands and on the New Yorker app for the iPad. Here Blake Eskin talks with the editor of the section, Susan Morrison, and Talk writers Nick Paumgarten and Lizzie Widdicombe, about different types of Talk piecesthe Visit, the Amateur Ichthyologist, the Past Sports Lives of Important Political Figuresand why there aren't more Talk stories about hockey.
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.