11:17 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Living Off a Love of the Natural World

When I first met Ari Daniel Shapiro, he was a college student spending a summer doing research here in Woods Hole. He subsequently returned and earned a Ph.D. from the M.I.T.-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. As he was finishing his dissertation on killer whale behavior, though, he realized his heart wasn't fully in the research. Instead, he decided to try radio. And am I ever glad he did. He's now an independent radio producer and science reporter for PRI's The World. I'm a big fan of Ari's work, so I was looking forward to talking with him about making the transition from research to reporting (something I, myself, also did) and about the radio producers who influence and inspire him.

Unfortunately, our conversation was interrupted by technical difficulties.

Very disappointing. But here's the good news. Ari and I are going to take a Mulligan, do this whole thing again. Only this time, we're putting you in the driver's seat. What do you want to know about Ari and his work? What's your favorite episode of One Species at a Time, and why?

Let us know in the comments, or by email or twitter.

As food for thought, here are links to the stories we played clips of on today's show:

Ari also produces audio slideshows, like this one:

If that's all just enough to get you hooked, you can find all of Ari's work on his website. You can also follow him on Twitter: @mesoplodon

And don't forget to weigh in with your questions and favorites!


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