Latif Nasser is a longtime friend of the show. You’ve heard him numerous times on air or read his missives on our site: telling us stories about the lie of the perfect snowflake, how pigeons get home, the lie that is the meter, etc. Having finished his Ph.D. at Harvard in the history of science, he became our Director of Research, telling us more stories, infecting us with his enthusiasm, applying his formidable research skills to building out our editorial pipeline, and serving as the primary point of contact for our fact-checkers and outside contributors. He’ll also be standing at his desk like a meerkat. A meerkat with glasses.