Killed by Desk

10 Sarah Crews,PhD - Research Scientist - Arachnologist (Bay Area Punk Scene)

Episode Summary

Sarah Crews became a scientist through a combination of chance and pure determination. While trying to find her direction in life, spilled wine on a borrowed book led to a career studying spiders around the world. Sarah tells us how she went from an upbringing in rural Kentucky to respected scientist in her field. Even if the job means sleeping on the ground in foreign countries, flipping random rocks and chasing specimens without the luxury of grant money to keep you afloat. Sounds pretty punk rock to us.

Episode Notes


Sarah Crews Publications

Flattie Spider Interview w Sarah

Stuyvesant High School Current Club List

Spiders and Snakes - Loretta and Conway

The Snakes Crawl at Night - Charlie Pride

Selenopids- Flattie Spiders

Heteropoda Venatoria - Banana Loving Spider

Greenpoint Brooklyn

Maspeth Spider

Spider Paws

Bug Eric

Explorers Club NYC

Snakeless Wasteland

Chicken Island

Ghost Lepers

True Bugs

Assassin Bugs

Scorpion Interview w Sarah’s Boss

Polarized Light Detection in Spiders

Study Study Study

Norm Platnick

Spider Private Parts

The Mummies

Book Lice

Termites are Roaches

Hal Roach

Cannibal Rats

The Cramps

Gun Club

The Damned

Mr Majestyk

Brown Recluse

Ted Williams Head

Bug Tunnel

Flash Gordon