“Tomboyland” author Melissa Faliveno, and Omid Youseffi and Ameer Elatrash of Scentroid

Episode Description

On this episode of The Backpack Show, we'll talk with Melissa Faliveno about her rich and nuanced essay collection "Tomboyland." The essays deconstruct Melissa's experience growing up in the Midwest, and explore questions of "girlhood and womanhood, queerness and class." We'll also bring on Omid Youssefi and Ameer Elatrash of Scentroid. They make gas-sniffing drone sensors that sample the air and tell you what you're breathing in. Each drone is a mobile air quality lab. We love science here on The Backpack Show, so fly in for this one. (Sorry.)