Jeff Wise is a science writer, outdoor adventurer, and pilot of airplanes and gliders. He is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics, Travel + Leisure, Outside's GO, and Fortune Small Business. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Details, Popular Science, National Geographic Adventure, and many others. In the course of his journalism career he has surfed in Alaska, scuba dived the South China Sea, piloted a WWII fighter plane, and mushed a dog team in Montana. He lives in New York City.
Writer Jeff Wise talked about the psychology of fear, and the various ways we cope with extreme circumstances. He detailed his investigation into the crash of Air France 447, which disappeared over the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean in 2009. It turned out that during a severe storm, the auto-pilot disengaged, and one of the co-pilots panicked. First hour guest, researcher Robert Felix... More »Host: George Noory