Virtually Speaking Science: Tom Levenson interviews author David Epstein
by Rob Rothfarb • August 1, 2013
I was able to pop-in to Exploratorium Island today to check out this week’s episode of Virtually Speaking Science (VSS), a live talk radio program about timely science topics that’s streamed live on Blogtalkradio.com and hosted in Second Life for an avatar audience on Exploratorium island. The program is produced by Sherry Reson and features live interviews hosted by science writers Alan Boyle, Jennifer Ouellette, and Tom Levenson.
Today’s program featured Tom Levenson talking with David Epstein, an investigative reporter who writes about sports science and sports medicine. He’s recently written the book, The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, and talked about his experience learning about the changes in his body during training as a runner and the metabolic processes that the human body undergoes while training for and participating in different types of sports activities.
You can find more info about the program series at the Virtually Speaking website. Archives of previous programs are available as on-demand podcasts (often with slides from speakers) on the Blogtalkradio.com site and via iTunes. Check back here or at the VSS website for info about upcoming programs or stop by Exploratorium Island most wed afternoons to catch a program live.