In 2012 I had the honor of helping to launch the Everyday Einstein podcast, part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast series by Macmillan Books. From 2012 – 2014, I wrote and hosted over 100 episodes.

Thanks largely to the amazing marketing and production team, the podcast grew during those first two years to an audience of over 90,000 listeners, and was consistently in the top 10 science education podcasts on iTunes. Written versions of some the episodes were also featured in Scientific American.

The podcast is now hosted by the talented Sabrina Stierwalt.

My Cousin Jane - podcast coverMy Cousin Jane is a podcast produced by Jane Austen’s cousin—well, her 8th cousin, 6 times removed—Lee Falin, about the life and works of Jane Austen.

Rather than explore the “literary themes and ethos of Jane Austen”, or something else you might hear about in a graduate level English Lit class, My Cousin Jane presents a light hearted, chapter-by-chapter collection of segments that one could think of as the “Deleted Scenes” or “Bonus Features” of Austen’s works.

With any luck, you’ll come away both entertained, and with an enriched appreciation and understanding of the life and works of My Cousin Jane.

Syndicated Series

Science Fictioned is a series of science fiction and fantasy stories published on Medium that are based on actual scientific research papers. Each article begins by explaining the science behind the paper in normal-person terms, followed by a short science fiction or fantasy story based on the science.

Asimov Cover ClipScience of Future Past is a series of articles I wrote for Tor.com that looks at how accurately classic science fiction stories such as Dune and the Foundation trilogy were able to predict modern-day advances in science and technology.


Half-worlder. Sub-human. Alien. Those are some of the more polite names people use to describe you when your mother is from another planet.

Fifteen-year-old Kristin Magnuson has grown up with these labels. Now she’s been chosen to take part in the Youth Ambassador program and train to become Earth’s youth ambassador to the Centauri system.

Just as she starts to feel like she is fitting in, she finds herself at the center of a deadly interstellar conspiracy that makes her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Available for purchase in Paperback and Kindle Ebook on Amazon.

What do goblins, zombie viruses, inept magicians, and alien-invasion survivors have in common? They all make wonderful story elements for teaching about real science.

Science Fictioned takes ideas from cutting-edge, scientific research papers and turns them into science fiction and fantasy stories. Learning science has never been this fun.

Available for purchase in Paperback and Kindle Ebook on Amazon.


If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create your own mobile apps, I have a series of courses on the subject that I’ve published over on Skillshare.