Updates: writing, radio, and podcasts!

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this blog! I’ve spent all summer working extremely hard to get some academic writing done before our new baby arrives (he’s doing great, and due on Monday!). But although I’ve been fairly quiet here at Violent Metaphors, I’ve been doing some things elsewhere and I thought I should do a quick end-of-summer roundup of everything in one place.

I’ve been writing once a month or so about genetics and archaeology over at The Guardian’s science blog The Past and the Curious along with a fantastic team of archaeologists (my posts are archived here). If you’re interested in human history/prehistory, do check out our blog! That’s where most of my genetics/arch posts are going to be going in the future, with the science literacy/conspiracy theory/vaccine stuff staying here.

My archaeologist colleague Professor Fred Sellet and I were recently interviewed by Ira Flatow about North American prehistory on a live show of Science Friday. Getting to be on a science program that I’ve listened to for over a decade was one of the highlights of the year for me (although there are some things I wish I’d said differently/more clearly in retrospect. It turns out that it’s incredibly nerve-wracking to do a show in front of a large audience, and I could definitely use more practice!).

Finally, I was delighted to be on Tides of History, an incredibly cool history podcast by Patrick Wyman. Patrick’s not only an incredibly smart historian, he’s also my go-to guy for boxing and MMA analysis. Definitely give him a follow on Twitter if you are interested in either of these subjects!

That’s about it for now…I’m working on a series of posts about vaccinating as a brand-new parent, and the first should be up here in a couple of days, so keep an eye on this space!



7 thoughts on “Updates: writing, radio, and podcasts!

  1. rmusselman2013 September 23, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Jennifer, Thanks for all your hard work – good luck with the baby and enjoy!

    • David Lloyd-Jones October 10, 2017 / 6:49 am

      Very sensible — and Chag Sameach l’whole calendar!

  2. Randy Wright September 25, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    All my best, Jennifer, and thanks for your contributions to expanding our knowledge and awareness of the genetic pre-history of humanity, particularly in the Americas.

  3. Woody September 26, 2017 / 2:47 am

    your posts were really interesting/useful to me while we were getting used to our own baby and confirming our vaccination decisions – looking forward to reading more about your own experiences and thought processes. Good luck and thank you!

  4. jdrankin September 29, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Best to you and baby J!

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