Explaining the World in Four Minutes

April 07, 2008 10:15am - 12:15pm

When David Kestenbaum tells people he covers science for NPR, they often say something like: “It must be hard explaining such complicated ideas in such a short amount of time!” Well, it is. Learn how to get great tape from people who use phrases like “renormalization group theory,” how to tell tangled stories in a compact way, how to find unusual narratives in usual stories and how to find a scene when the backdrop
appears as dull as your cubicle.