Johanna Mayer is a digital producer at Science Friday. When she’s not obsessively checking SciFri’s digital pages, she’s probably baking a fruit pie. Cherry’s her specialty, but she whips up a mean rhubarb streusel as well.
Johanna Mayer is a digital producer at Science Friday. She grew up on a tree farm in semi-rural Missouri, where she spent many hours on long stretches of highways listening to public radio in cars.
Before joining Science Friday, she worked as a freelance legaltech writer, a restaurant reviewer, an assistant at a literary journal, a camp counselor, and a wedding dress model. One of her favorite (and nerdiest) assignments ever was writing an FAQ section for a law firm, and she once was paid by a magazine to eat a sandwich and write about it. It has been a career highlight.
After stints in New York and Argentina, she spent two years teaching English in rural Japan, where she accumulated plenty of amusing classroom stories, slurped ramen every Friday, and gained the respect of her coworkers by once eating 52 pieces of sushi in a single sitting. But she couldn’t stay away from public radio for long.
When she’s not obsessively checking SciFri’s digital pages, she’s probably baking a fruit pie. Cherry’s her specialty, but she whips up a mean rhubarb streusel as well.
Johanna Mayer appears in the following:
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Monday, December 10, 2012
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Friday, December 07, 2012
For the last 60 years, George Washington has been crossing the Delaware River as part of a Christmas Day re-enactment. He’ll have a practice run this weekend.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Brooklyn’s newest hometown team, the Nets, will host the city’s storied New York Knicks at their new home in the Barclays Center Monday night.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The 11th annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Transit Museum will pull into Grand Central Terminal just in time for the station’s centennial anniversary.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The annual unauthorized Broadway Bomb longboard race has been officially cancelled this year. A New York judge granted the city’s application to stop the race on the grounds that the race lacks the required parade permit.
Friday, October 12, 2012
When it comes to political costumes this Halloween it’s one for the birds: Big Bird, that is.
Friday, October 05, 2012
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Friday, September 21, 2012
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