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Dave Schlom

Host, Blue Dot

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.

“My biggest goal is for our listeners to take away a deep level of understanding on a topic while also enjoying every minute of our conversations,” says the host. “And for our guests to have such a good time that they want to come back!”

Dave lives in Red Bluff, California, and when not spending time at home with his partner Cheryl and their dogs -- he’s up exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park, where he often volunteers as a naturalist guide.