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Faith Salie

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Faith Salie has been a contributor to “Sunday Morning” since 2009, offering her opinions on everything from grammar to freezing her eggs to the prevalence of “vocal fry.” She also contributes as a journalist; from a cover story on ants in the Belizean rainforest, to a study of the geometry of pasta, her work often focuses on stories with a scientific bent. She covers topics ranging from politics to pop culture, sitting down with “First Gentlemen”​ as well as William Shatner​.

Salie is panelist on NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!” and is host of “Science Goes to the Movies” on PBS.  She’s the author of “Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much”​ (Crown), a collection of essays chronicling her lifelong quest for validation, including winning her high school pageant and casually referencing “Schrödinger’s Cat” as accurately as possible. 

She hosted the daily radio show and podcast “Fair Game” on Public Radio International, as well as Entertainment Weekly’s Sirius XM show. Salie has moderated the World Science Festival and hosted the National Book Awards. As a commentator on politics and current events, she’s been interviewed by the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Oprah Winfrey and Anderson Cooper. As a television and public radio host, she’s interviewed newsmakers from Lorne Michaels to President Carter and Robert Redford, who invited her to call him “Bob.”

Salie graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, and, as a Rhodes scholar, received her MPhil from Oxford University. While her fellow scholars went on to become governors and Pulitzer Prize-winners, she landed on a “Star Trek” collectible trading card worth hundreds of cents. 

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