Bianca Nogrady is a Freelance Science Journalist, Author, Broadcaster, Tutor and much more. In my opinion, Bianca is a jack of all trades when it comes to world of Science commentary.
For more than a decade, Bianca's work has been featured in Nature, The Guardian, Undark, the BMJ, Australian Geographic, Scientific American, the ABC, and BBC. This no doubt gives an indication of what kind of reputation Bianca has created from years of hard work covering a multitude of topics in the world of Science.
Bianca has authored/co-authored two books The End: The Human Experience Of Death and The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource Limited World which cover respective topics of how we experience and interpret death and the now present sixth wave of global human innovation. We talk quite a bit about both books which I highly recommended and links to purchase them can be found in the show notes link.
As many of you will know, I have a real fascination with the freelance/self employed lifestyle. In fact, I created a podcast all about it (see the 'Self Starter' podcast). As Bianca has been working as a Freelance Journalist for quite a few years now, I had to pick her brain on her own experiences working for herself. Bianca reflected on how she transitioned from traditional employment, the challenges experienced a long the way and the clear benefits of being able to earn a living doing what you're passionate about, on your own terms.
Lot's of nuggets of insight for anyone who is looking to take the plunge or is in the thick of being a freelance worker.
Bianca is never short of a subject to research or talk about. As you will discover in our chat, there's a never ending list of topics to discuss and we managed to cover quite a bit in a short space of time, without even truly scraping the surface. Bianca's curiosity is infectious and left me with a real thirst to continue to learn about the world around me without any constraints.
If you want to learn more about Bianca, her articles & blog, her books and much more, check out the links in the show notes below.
Follow Bianca via Main Website | Twitter |
Learn more about Bianca's books The End and The Sixth Wave
Listen: Observable universe, new elements & black holes (Triple J Radio)
Article: As Australia's mining boom wanes, rehabilitation of abandoned mines offers lessons for the world (Ensia)