Where They Are Now: Dylan Wilmeth

Dylan Wilmeth was part of the inaugural UR@UWM program in 2009, where he started research in Geosciences.  Today, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer in Plouzané, France. Dylan completed his PhD at the University of Southern California in 2018. He currently studies stromatolites (fossil pond scum) and  recently launched a public science podcast called Bedrock.

What is Bedrock? Bedrock will explore the first 90% of Earth’s history, a time known as the Precambrian Era. Before humans, before dinosaurs… there was the Precambrian. The Earth was an incredibly alien world, but not a dead one. Bedrock starts at the beginning of Earth history, working forward through time.

Who is Bedrock for? Everyone. Dylan aims for a similar style to classic science programs on NPR or PBS- balancing information, humor, and breathing room to soak information in.

When will Bedrock air? Weekly: Tuesdays at 9 AM Eastern.

Where can I access Bedrock? The best way to enjoy Bedrock is on the website. Every episode on the website has a transcript with images and references. You can also listen on Spotify.