Jul 13, 2021
Our guest on the show today is John Timmer, a senior science editor for Ars Technica. John has done over a decade's worth of research in genetics and developmental biology at places like Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. When physically separated from his keyboard, he tends to seek out a bicycle, or a scenic location for communing with his hiking boots.
During the episode, John shares about his transition from academia into journalism, the science’s community’s system for pitching stories, why it’s not okay to follow up with him, and more.