Josh Kurz started out as an embryo, 53 times smaller than a US nickel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kurz's attempts at an early age to fuse the abstract concepts of science and comedy through home video led to many nights filming in the basement. Now, years later, he is a regular contributor to NPR as a science reporter for the shows: "Morning Edition," "Day to Day," and "Radiolab." His reporting has led him on adventures exploring the science behind: bioengineering, why lobsters never age, the mystery of B-flat, and why some people hate cilantro.
In addition to his radio work, he's directed television segments and offbeat science reports for ABC's "Nightline," Comedy Central, Fox, and Noggin. These science segments ranged from an explanation of cloning using large balls of Jell-O to an infomercial that explained how the ancient pyramids were built. He can whistle in German and lives by the motto, "Always smell your food before you eat it."