In his 2008 commencement speech at the California Institute of Technology,

Robert Krulwich, science reporter, urges pending graduates to discuss science

with nonscientists. Krulwich makes the case that “scientists need to tell stories

about science because science stories have to compete with other stories about

how the universe works and how the universe came to be.” Krulwich claims

that scientific narratives can tell stories about nature that, while still true and

complicated, can awe, excite, and draw people in. Krulwich’s call for compelling

scientific narratives is reflected in the program he co-hosts, Radiolab.