The podcast started its life as The Mr Science Show when Marc West talked science on China Radio International with James West. The name came from the hosts on CRI who had not prepared a name and came up with the highly inventive Mr Science on the spot.

Marc has qualifications in Chemistry, Science Communication and Mathematics. Having grown up in Sydney, he ventured to Canberra and then London to be editor of Plus Magazine, and now works in Operations Research back in Sydney. Marc has written freelance for a number of magazines and newspapers, including G Magazine, The Canberra Times, The Helix and All Out Cricket Magazine, his article Political Music was published as one of top 50 science blogs of 2008 in The Open Laboratory 2008: The Best Science Writing on Blogs, whilst A sorry saga - the crumbling cookie made the 2009 version.

Marc comments on radio regularly with ABC Riverina, ABC Central West and The Diffusion Science Radio Show. He co-founded The Beer Drinking Scientists.

Email here and find on twitter as @westius

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