At TED 2015.

I'm a journalist and live-event producer. Currently, I'm senior editor of Pop-Up Magazine, the San Francisco-based "live magazine," and a contributing editor at Radiolab, where I was formerly a staff producer for five years. My radio work has been recognized by the Third Coast Audio Festival Awards and the George Foster Peabody Awards, and I've written for magazines, including The New York Times MagazineNational Geographic and Popular Science.

I'm a former National Geographic Young Explorer, spent a year as a Naughton Fellow at the Poynter Institute, and hold an MFA in creative writing from the University of Memphis, where I studied with Rebecca Skloot, and fact-checked her 2010 best-seller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

I'm @patwalters, and you can e-mail me at