Where Science meets Pop Culture - that mysterious grey area where you're not quite sure if you're cool.
Marc West was a University Medallist in Chemistry at Sydney University, completed a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication at ANU and a Masters of Operations Research and Statistics at UNSW. 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 frequently talks on radio with The Diffusion Science Radio Show on 2SER, co-founded The Beer Drinking Scientists podcast and is available for media spots.
Email here and find on twitter as @westius
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.
These days, the show can be heard around the world on various radio stations and also online. The places where I know it can be heard include:
|Astronomy FM||2SER 107.3FM as a regular on Diffusion Science Radio. This show is rebroadcast across Australia on the Community Radio Network||6CKI Voice of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands|
|China Radio International||Brains Matter - a joint episode on fictional scientists||The Beer Drinking Scientists|
|365 Days of Astronomy||ABC Riverina|
If you would like to rebroadcast the show, please do. Drop me an email to be listed here. Please note that this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Australia License.