Former MythBusters host Kari Byron in conversation with Veronica Belmont.
Kari Byron takes the stereotypes and stigma around being a woman on television and in science and — quite literally — blows them up. She is proof that you don't need to wear a lab coat, or, be a guy, to geek out on science. In turning her love of art, sculpture, and special effects into a career involving explosives and hard hats, she has catapulted herself into an unexpected role as the queen of scientific stunts.
Crash Test Girl reminds us that science is for everyone, as long as you're willing to strap in, put on your safety goggles, hit a few walls, and learn from the results. Using a combination of methodical experimentation and unconventional creativity, you'll come to the most important conclusion of all: In life, sometimes you crash and burn, but you can always crash and learn.
Kari Byron is the most recognizable, honored, and beloved woman in science-based reality TV. On the Discovery Channel, she hosted MythBusters, the network's flagship show (and its biggest, longest-running hit, with millions of viewers per episode) from 2003 to 2016. On the Science Channel, Kari hosted Punkin Chunkin and Large Dangerous Rocket Ships, and produced, created, and hosted Head Rush. She also stars in the NatGeo series Positive Energy. Kari makes frequent appearances as a host, panelist, and speaker at prestigious events and at universities across the country.
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