Writers and Company | Jul 18, 2013 | 53:10

Science writer Dava Sobel (2006 Interview)

During the summer the weekly streaming audio and bonus podcast will feature some of the best shows from our archives. This week Eleanor Wachtel's 2006 conversation with American science writer Dava Sobel.

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