Show Notes

We have our second new guest host of the season join us this week: Inkoo Kang, formerly of Slate and now of The Hollywood Reporter. Together, we review the new Showtime documentary Citizen Bio, which profiles the late Aaron Traywick and his (not so) merry band of biohackers at Ascendance Biomedical, and pair that with an interview that Bart and Chris conduct with Sharon Shattuck, one of the directors of Picture a Scientist, an examination of pervasive gender bias in the sciences. Yes, the nation may be riven by election madness and discord, but we thought we'd take a break from our recent political coverage to talk about different topics. Enjoy!

Group Review Documentary:

CITIZEN BIO (Trish Dolman, 2020)

Playing now on Showtime.

Film Featured in Interview Portion:

PICTURE A SCIENTIST (Ian Cheney/Sharon Shattuck, 2020)

Currently only available for educational and private group screenings. One can request a screening at Sign up for mailing list on the website for broadcast and streaming announcements.

Other Films/Podcast/Series Mentioned:

Links to reviews by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:


  • 00:43 ? Intro
  • 04:11 ? Group Discussion of CITIZEN BIO
  • 21:16 ? Bart and Chris interview Sharon Shattuck of PICTURE A SCIENTIST
  • ??40:47 ? Doc Talk
  • 50:36 ? Closing and End Credits



Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS? (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed