Before coming to Radiolab, Pat lived in Memphis and wrote magazine stories that addressed deep and profound questions like: Does a full beer bottle have a better chance of cracking your skull than an empty one? And: Do cows with names produce more milk? Serious, heavy stuff. He’s written for The New York Times Magazine and Popular Science, among others, and he's a former National Geographic explorer. But nothing quite compares to Radiolab. In the words of the great Lulu Miller, the stuff is “Miracle-Gro for the mind.” Pat agrees wholeheartedly. And he’s thrilled to be manufacturing it.