Live From the World Science Festival - Sylvia Earle

“I was knocked over by a wave when I was three years old and the ocean caught my attention. It has held my attention ever since.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Live From the World Science Festival

A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mike Massimino must take to swimming before he can take off to outer space.

George Church tests his own strength of will as a human-gineau pig for science.

Sylvia Earle explores the ocean's depths as a pioneering aquanaut.


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13:28
Swimming with Astronauts

by Michael J. Massimino

Mike Massimino must take to swimming before he can take off to outer space.

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11:19
My Life As A Guinea Pig

by George Church

George Church tests his own strength of will as a human-guinea pig for science.

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14:19
Blue Hope

by Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle explores the ocean's depths as a pioneering aquanaut.

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Extras From This Episode

George Church Radio Extra George With His Mother And Grandmother

George Church with his mother and grandmother.

George Church Radio Extra George In Training

George Church "in training."

Mike Massimino Radio Extra Class Of Astronauts

Mike Massimino and the class of astronauts.

Mike Massimino Radio Extra Ass Can Photo

The "ass can" photo.

Mike Massimino Radio Extra Headshot
Mike Massimino Radio Extra Book Cover

Mike Massimino's book was published in Fall, 2016.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Bill Frisell - Lift Off
  • Bill Frisell - Turn Turn Turn
  • Bill Frisell - Telstar
  • Bill Frisell - Reflections on the Moon