Big If True was started during pandemic online school, and even though online school wasn’t awesome, it did give us some flexibility in terms of interview scheduling. But in the fall, both of our cohosts will be back in school in person, so we’re trying to get a big jump on interviews this summer! If we’re not able to get a big queue of interviews, then Big If True might have to go on permanent hiatus in the fall.
We’ve also been having a lot of difficulty getting experts to respond when we reach out to them cold. We really rely on our networks and listeners to help us find amazing experts! So we’re asking for your help again to help us schedule a lot of interviews this summer.
Below, we’ve listed the topics that we would love to talk about on Big If True. If you are an expert on any of these topics, and you’d be willing to talk to us, will you please fill out the form at the bottom of this post? Or if you are an expert on something BIG that isn’t on our list, we’d love to hear from you in the form as well. Then we’ll be in touch. We’re especially looking for women and people of color!
Here are some of the things we want to talk about.
- Mt. Everest
- International Space Station
- Irish elk (fossils!)
- Arapaima (<- ok, actually Abby’s the one who really wants to talk about this)
- Mammoth Cave (or a non-US cave!)
- Great Wall of China
- Ottoman Empire
- Jefferson’s Mammoth Cheese
- Burj Khalifa
- Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Literature and Culture
- The Death Star
So if you can help us out, please reach out! We are fun to talk to, and you’ll get to spread your message to kids around the country!