Education Experts and Best-Selling Authors Join Forces on The STEM Read Podcast

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By Hannah Carmack, Creative Content Coordinator

STEM Read is partnering with NPR affiliate, WNIJ, to bring you hot topics in literature and education! STEM Read director, Gillian King-Cargile, and P-20 Director of Professional Development, Kristin Brynteson, host the podcast. They see the show as a great listen for educators and librarians who want to explore the intersections of STEM and fiction.

Gillian explains it like this: “The podcast allows us to share conversations on everything from computational thinking to cannibalism. We want listeners to have fun and come away with new ideas and awesome book recommendations.”

“We also talk a lot about engineering and unicorns,” says Kristin. “Great books, interesting people, and constructive conversations are the core of every episode.”

Current episodes include—

  • Science and Storytelling – Author Mike Mullin (Ashfall) and Science Writer Dr. Erika Gebel Berg
  • What If? – Author Aaron Starmer (Spontaneous) and Hugo-Award-Winning Editor Lynne Thomas.
  • Inquiry – Author M.T. Anderson (Feed) and Educator Zack Gilbert (EdGamer Podcast)
  • Learning By Doing – Author Nancy Cavanaugh and Engineering Students Jasmine Carey and Mackenzie Thompson

Find episodes of the STEM Read podcast through NPR’s Podcast Directory, the iTunes Store, and Northern Public Radio’s website:

New episodes drop the second and fourth Friday of every month.