John Wells

Host, KPCW Cool Science Radio

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Conkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.

John's fascination with technology continued with a 25 year career in the computer industry. He held area, senior and executive management positions with; Chipcom Corporation (networking), MIPS Computer Systems (high performance computing) and Netapp (storage). He moved from Boston in November 2010 to live in Park City. He began DJing at KPCW in January 2011, has substitute co-hosted regularly on Mountain Money, Community Voices and This Mountain Life. In February 2013 John and Lynn Ware Peek became the permanent co-hosts of Community Voices.

In September 2013 John and Lynn launched Cool Science Radio: Delivering understandable science and technology in a complicated world.

Ways To Connect

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn speak with Dan McNulty, Asst. Professor Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University and author of Wolves on the Hunt: The Behavior of Wolves Hunting Wild Prey.

Then, Max Planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work was described by his close friend Albert Einstein as "the basis of all twentieth-century physics."  We speak With Brandon Brown, biographer and author of the new book, Plank: Driven by Vision, Broken by War. (click on title to listen)

On this edition of The Morning Mix, John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome in studio guests Gleewood who perform in studio. They then interview Paul Cardell and finally Kara Cody, Sundance Summer Film Festival. Weekend Events and Stuff and Junk.

On this edition of Cool Science Radio,  hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Ashlee Vance about his book: ELON MUSK: TESLA, SPACE X, AND THE QUEST FOR A FANTASTIC FUTURE. Finally they interview Eugenia Chang, author of How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics.

In this podcast of The Morning Mix, host John Wells and Peg Ijams broadcast live from the Olympic Welcome Plaza for Bike To Work Day with singer Amanda Johnson who performs live. Then its Trip Hopkins, President of the Utah Blues Society to talk about their upcoming event. Finally musician, Lisa Daggs and even KPCW General Manager Larry Warren chimes in.

On this podcast of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Sean Silcoff, co-author of Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of Blackberry. Their second guest is David McClullough, author of "The Wright Brothers." he has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on  Horseback.

In this edition of The Morning Mix, John and Peg welcome musical guest Selja Sini Felin who perform a few songs in studio. Then its Brian Smith from the Ogden Music Festival. Finally it's the incomparable Judy Collins who is performing this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Alex Reinhart, author of Statistics Done Wrong. Later they interview David Roberts, author of The Lost World of the Old Ones.

In todays podcast of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peg Ijams welcome musical guest Bonanza Town performing in studio. Then later, Santosh Macknikar is in to talk about the Downtown Yoga Festival. Finally it's Scott Thompson and Jacob Hall from OP Rockwell. Plus weekend events and stuff and junk.

In this podcast of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Joseph Moore, from the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah.  Then they interview David Brock, co-author of Moore's Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley's Quiet Revolutionary.

In todays podcast of The Morning Mix hosts John Wells and Peggy Ijams welcome musical guest Erica Hansen, Then it's Jesse Schaefer from the Living Traditions Festival and Tom Hedges, Glamping on Bear Lake. Plus Weekend Events and Stuff and Junk .    

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