Ms Kanta

Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.

The Martian, NASA, and Potatoes

It’s been a while since this originally came out, but I never published it to my blog. In November, I was interviewed by my friend Dan O’Neill, who is a film critic, about the film The Martian. As a science communication researcher, I had a lot to say about this film and the way it presents both theoretical and practical applications of science.

Dan was particularly keen to know more about the way in which The Martian makes use of… potatoes. Those familiar with my work might know that I am not a potato expert, though I like eating them. Therefore, my comments on potatoes are based on pure speculation/logical thinking, and not on any in-depth scientific knowledge about potato farming.

You can listen to the full podcast here.

EDIT 11 May 2016: I just discovered that potatoes are actually really nutritious, as proven by this person who lived on them for two months.

 

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