About Me

AdamI am a successful educational podcaster and podcast consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an expert interviewer and communicator, I have profiled everyone from street performers to US Senators to astronauts. I aim to show that podcasting is more about story, presentation, and technique than fancy gear or tech toys. I am the creator, producer, and host of three podcasts: the critically-acclaimed Boston Behind the Scenes, the award-winning Current Science & Technology Podcast for Museum of Science in Boston (which I hosted for more than two years), and the Simply Science video podcast for the education division of the journal Nature. I’m also a former host of the JNCI Podcast for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

I was one of the organizers of the first PodCamp podcasting “unconference,” and I am a contributer to the O’Reilly Digital Media website.

Select List of Nationally-Recognized Clients

I have had formal business relationships with these organizations (or their podcasting contractors):

Nature Education
Union of Concerned Scientists
Alliance for Climate Protection
California Academy of Sciences
Cone, Inc.
Dallas Wind Symphony
Forrester Research
Fort Worth Symphony
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Museum of Science, Boston
San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

I have provided help to these organizations, but haven’t entered into a more formal consulting arrangement:

National Academy of Sciences
New Scientist Magazine
New England Aquarium
Ontario Science Centre
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

A more complete list (along with sample recordings) is available upon request.

Presenting on Podcasting

In addition to regular talks at the Museum of Science and presentations to audiences in corporate and classroom settings, I have spoken at Podcamp Boston 1, 2, 3 and 4, Barcamp Boston 2, and Podcast Academy at Boston University.

Podcamp Boston Podcast Academy


On Consulting:

Adam Weiss brought a rare combination of skills to our podcast productions: the storytelling sensibilities of a professional broadcaster, married with a keen understanding of the latest audio technology. He is the consummate professional. I would highly recommend Adam to any organization or business thinking about getting into podcasting.

Jon Symons
Director, Media Relations
Forrester Research

On the Podcasts:

Boston Behind the Scenes [is] one of Bostonist’s favorite and highest rated webcasts


Every city should have a podcast like Boston Behind the Scenes

Gawker’s Gridskipper

[A]nyone with even a minimal interest in science and technology should be able to find plenty of appealing content. The diversity in subject matter makes this weekly podcast appealing.

Bostonist.com on the Current Science & Technology Podcast

[I]f you are not listening to this podcast, you are missing some good science!

iTunes Review of the Current Science & Technology Podcast

Podcast Sample:

Use this play button to listen to a podcast episode that was planned, hosted, edited, and produced entirely by me for the Museum of Science:

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