Audra Wolfe

As a fellow Audra J. Wolfe researched a project entitled “Germs in Space: Joshua Lederberg, Exobiology, and the Public Imagination, 1958–1964.” She later became the editor of Chemical Heritage (now Distillations) and started the podcast of the same name.

More from Audra Wolfe

Color map of Soviet- and Western-controlled countries

Spying in Plain Sight: Scientific Diplomacy during the Cold War

The covert politics behind American efforts to establish scientific freedom around the world.

Nylon: A Revolution in Textiles

The invention of nylon in 1938 promised sleekness and practicality for women and soon ushered in a textile revolution for consumers and the military alike.