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Story Collider: Is This Biology?


In October 2015, I appeared with Story Collider to talk about porcupines, Satan worshippers, and biology.

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Nieman Storyboard: “Scientists are quirky everywhere”

for Nieman Storyboard
Published: December 2015

Biologist-turned-journalist Erik Vance on incorporating science into narrative stories
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A Day in the Life of Erik Vance

for The Open Notebook
Published: October 2015

An online resource by science journalists dedicated to science journalism as craft.
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Story Collider: The Biology of Pig Shit


In early 2016 I tell a story onstage about the chemistry of pig manure.
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The Mysterious Decline of the Mayan Empire

for The Leonard Lopate Show
Guest: Erik Vance
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Darwin and Emma


Found audio files of Charles Darwin having a bit of a spat with his wife Emma.

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Mendel and His Boss


Gregor Mendel called to task by his boss.

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How Sustainable is Your Fish?


On KQED discussing sustainable fish.

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Climate Comic #1


Created in collaboration with Damon Guthrie.