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Los Angeles - First show!

  • The Mint 6010 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90035 United States (map)

Join us for true, personal stories about science at our first-ever show in Los Angeles, at the historic venue The Mint! Hosted by our very own co-founder Brian Wecht.

Stories by:

Brian Finkelstein is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is also a regular host/storyteller for The Moth. He has also performed eight solo shows in a variety of venues, from the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen to the 2014 Summer Nights Festival in Perth, Australia and New Zealand. Brian’s told stories on public radio shows including Good Food, The Business, UnFictional, Marketplace and many more. He has written for The Huffington Post and is currently working on his first book of personal essays. He also writes for TV and film and has been nominated for two Emmy’s. Follow him on Twitter @bsfinkelstein.    


Katharine Gammon is an award-winning freelance science writer based in Santa Monica, California. She has written about a wide range of topics, from childhood memory to sexually-transmitted diseases in koalas to designing cities on Mars for publications like Wired, Popular Science, Newsweek and Scientific American. Katharine grew up in Seattle as the child of two scientists, attended Princeton University and received a master’s degree from MIT. She taught English in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria before discovering science writing. With two little boys under age 4, she has endless fodder for her blog Kinderlab about child development, and in her miniscule free time she rides horses and wants to spend more time under sail.                                       


Cindy Hunt, PhD, is a science communicator for the Carnegie Institution for Science. A former cosmologist, Cindy has had a variety of scientific careers from working in a semiconductor cleanroom, to space propulsion engineering, and in green energy project development.  Cindy now helps the Carnegie Observatories share all
their stories from their 112 year history. She has recently been published in Nautilus magazine, and has photographs in Sky & Telescope, and soon in AGU Eos. You can often find her stargazing through the telescopes on Mount Wilson Observatory.  You can find her on Twitter @newtomato.


Jirard Khalil is a YouTuber, actor, writer, and performer. You can find him online at @JKCompletesIt on Twitter, and That One Video Gamer on YouTube.

Cassie Soliday

Cassie Soliday is a producer, writer, comic artist, and the love child of a poet and a parrot head.  She's an advocate for women in the arts and produces two podcasts, 'Ink and Paint Girls' and 'Jammiest Bits of Jam'. Afflicted with wanderlust and the desire to run away with the cat circus, she has three great and terrible ideas that could get her fired so she could do so.  She lives and works in California making cartoons. She is @cassiesoli and