Tom Zoellner is an associate professor of writing at Chapman University in Southern California. His new book is Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World.
He’s the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book An Ordinary Man, and his book Uranium won the 2011 Science Writing Award from The American Institute of Physics. Tom has worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and The Arizona Republic, and as a contributing editor for Men’s Health magazine.
Tom talks about his “research,” train rides all over the world, and explains the history of trains and railways. He reports on the latest train safety measures and technology and updates the California high speed rail story.