On today’s episode, we’re joined by Kasha Patel. Kasha is the deputy weather editor for the Capital Weather Gang at the Washington Post, covering weather, climate, and the environment.

Kasha talked about her path from NASA to her current position, how she covers both hard news stories and fun features, including fact checking a volcanic explosion in a The Lord of the Rings series. She also explained how she comes up with story ideas, her use of TikTok, and how her writing jokes for her stand-up comedy work comes together with her science education interest.

Kasha’s salute: The D.C. Science Writers Association

Find Kasha’s stories here


You can hear me interview Kasha about her comedy work here

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