Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, the MIT Technology Review, Nature, Salon, Shambhala Sun, and many other publications. He is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, which Oliver Sacks called a "sweeping and penetrating history…presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity."
His TED talk, "The Forgotten History of Autism," has been viewed more than 800,000 times and translated into 13 languages. His article "The Placebo Problem" won the 2010 Science Journalism Award for Magazine Writing from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Kavli Foundation, and was featured on The Colbert Report. His writing on science, culture, and literature has been collected in a number of major anthologies including The Best American Science Writing of the Year and The Best Business Stories of the Year. Silberman’s Twitter account @stevesilberman made Time magazine’s list of the best Twitter feeds for the year 2011.
In the first half, science writer Steve Silberman discussed the history of autism, and his work challenging some of the presumptions about the condition. In the latter half, one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre, Marc Hartzman, talked about his latest work... More »