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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are Vagina Museum founder Florence Schechter and writer/journalist Tim Samuels.
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Florence Schechter is a science communicator, comedian, and the founder and director of the world's first vagina museum. She has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham and after building up a science YouTube channel with over a million views she interned at the hit BBC show QI and was the main researcher for their app "Qiktionary". In 2016, she enrolled in the Wellcome Trust funded "Talent Factory", a mentorship programme for emerging science talent in the UK. For the past few years, she has sat on the Trajectory, Ideas and Ambassadors Board of Cheltenham Science Festival which advises on programming and strategy. In 2017, she started the project to build the world's first bricks and mortar museum about the gynaecological anatomy and came Highly Commended in the Women of the Future Awards in the Arts and Culture category for her work with the Vagina Museum. Florence is an accomplished presenter on TV, radio and live on stage. She has been an expert contributor on TV documentary Engineering Catastrophes (Science Channel), a writer and presenter on the podcast Chemistry In Its Element (Royal Society of Chemistry) and voiced an explainer for the charity Eve Appeal.
Tim is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, broadcaster, author and one of the most distinctive and acclaimed journalists in the business. He has won three Royal Television Society awards and best documentary at the World Television Festival. Tim’s documentaries are broadcast across BBC 1 and BBC 2 and he is a global correspondent on the National Geographic Channel's Explorer show. He is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service; he created and hosted Men’s Hour on BBC 5 Live and hit wellness podcast All Hail Kale. His first book "Who Stole My Spear?" (published in the US as "Future Man") was serialised in The Sunday Times and hailed as a Vanity Fair must-read. He currently writes US politics analysis for the Evening Standard. Tim's films provocatively and entertainingly bring serious issues to light and he has been honoured for his TV and radio work by the New York Festivals, been Race in the Media journalist of the year, and given the prestigious ‘making a difference’ award at the Mind Media Awards for his work on mental health. Get bonus content on the Jew Talkin' To Me? Patreon
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