Josh Kurz

Josh Kurz started out as an embryo, 53 times smaller than a U.S. nickel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, his experiments at an early age of fusing comedy and science through home video led to many nights filming in the basement. Eventually this passion led him to create offbeat science interstitial segments for ABC’s Nightline and Good Morning America. Highlights include Kurz dressing up as sheep and using large balls of Jell-O to explain cloning. Since then he has worked on a variety of projects for PBS, WGBH and KQED that have explored the economics of voting, the ecology of the Salton Sea and pizza. He is also a science contributor for NPR, exploring things like lobsters'anti-aging secrets and the mysteries of B-flat. Other fun facts: His hatred for cilantro is not a preference, it’s biological; he can count on his fingers in base 2, and he has never understood why artists title their work “untitled” and then in parenthesis put the actual title, i.e., ("Self Portrait") that not the title?