Interview: The Amateur Scientist

Saturday, July 19, 2008
Inside the Amateur Scientist Studio: Frank Bures

I had a nice chat with Brian Thompson of The Amateur Scientist, a clever science-humor blog. Needless to say, we talked about penis theft. The gist: In the studio this week: Travel writer Frank Bures discussing his article A Mind Dismembered: In Search of the Magical Penis Thieves, an exploration of the phenomenon of witchcraft-assisted penis theft in Africa. Frank’s writing has been featured in Harper’s, Esquire, Outside, The Washington Post Magazine, and the L.A. Times. His work has also been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing 2004, and he’s the recipient of a 2007 Lowell Thomas award for travel writing. For a fun drinking game, try taking a shot every time someone says “penis” during this interview.” You can download the podcast of the interview here.

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