Sarah Scoles is a science writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Popular Science, Discover, New Scientist, Aeon, and Wired. A former editor at Astronomy magazine, Scoles worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the location of the first-ever SETI project. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Author Natalie Zett discussed the tragedy of the SS Eastland passenger ship in 1915, and how her great aunt guided her during the writing of a book about it. Open Lines followed in the latter half of the program.