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Marginalia: Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe is the creator of the website xkcd.com and the author of the books What If?, Thing Explainer, and his latest, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.

I recently visited with Munroe about the site and the books--both of which have millions of fans--and Munroe’s trajectory from a NASA roboticist to a full-time internet comic strip creator. Here’s our conversation:


How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe was published by Riverhead Books.

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Engineers: Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen
Editors: Lu Anne Stephens and Haley Crowson
Producer: Beth Golay

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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.