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Marginalia: Juli Berwald

Madeleine Tilin

Although she grew up in landlocked St. Louis and now lives in landlocked Austin, Juli Berwald passion for marine science has always remained near the surface. After seeing disturbing headlines about unprecedented jellyfish blooms and the dangers of ocean acidification, Berwald decided to take a scientific journey to better understand jellyfish to better understand the damage we are inflicting on the climate and the oceans.

I spoke with Juli Berwald recently about her new book, Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone. Here’s our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on-air, this is what you heard:



That was Juli Berwald, author of the book Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone which was published by Riverhead. 

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita.

Editor: Lu Anne Stephens
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Producer: Beth Golay

Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.