Strictlyfishwrap Science Radio Hour: Episode 1

Posted on April 6, 2015 by


Author: Skylar Bayer

Hey blog readers,

Interested in being a Strictlyfishwrap listener as well?

I just recorded and hosted my first radio show which I host live on WRFR-LP in Rockland, Maine. WRFR-LP is a wonderful community radio station that you can listen to online with their live stream, or you can look for my recorded shows here. I record shows twice a month on Sundays for now.

I am learning the controls in the booth during each taping, so I only expect these shows to get smoother and more professional over time (so excuse my volume changes and awkward pauses).

The show usually has four parts, (1) This week in science/history tidbits and factoids, (2) First part of a conversation with my guest, (3) Second half of that conversation, and (4) a pre-recorded story from usually (but not exclusively!) a Story Collider show I’ve co-produced in Maine.

This week I had Scott Morello in the studio, discussing singing mice, pollen, geologic time periods in Mars, intertidal ecology and the decline of blue mussels in the Gulf of Maine. To finish off the show, Ryan Elizabeth Cope tells her story of the albatross and plastic pollution on Midway Atoll.

Music breaks: The Gammy Bird by Christopher Young, Come and Get your Love by Redbone, Mercy, Mercy, Me (The Ecology) covered by The Strokes

Check it out on Sound Cloud here (

If you are interested in being on the show as a guest (you can call in, too!) or have suggestions, comments or questions, just email me at strictlyfishwrap [at] gmail [dot] com.

Happy Spring!