Julia Scott

Recent Work

The Enchanting Mr. Rice Guy

Notre Dame Magazine
January 20th, 2022

Maybe you had an imaginary friend in childhood. I did. And 32 years later, in the midst of a global pandemic, he came back again.

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Duolingo: Extreme Sports Heroes

Duolingo English
March 11th, 2021

This episode of Duolingo English, produced by Julia Scott, showcases the two massively inspiring stories of Bianca Valenti, a world-class big-wave surfer who conquered Mavericks and sexism in her industry… and Sibusiso Vilane, the first Black man from Africa to climb Mt. Everest… and did it twice.

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The Daring Cities Podcast

In association with ICLEI
October 7th, 2020

What does it take to be a ‘Daring City?’ In this limited-series podcast, host Julia Scott explores the ways in which some of the world’s large and small cities are taking radical climate action to prepare for, adapt to, and tackle the climate emergency.

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What happens when a building of strangers comes to depend on each other to stay healthy? One person’s COVID-19 exposure could endanger others in proximity. We all need to protect each other at the same time.

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The Panic Button

Notre Dame Magazine
October 1st, 2019

The problem with all our fears is that they tell good stories. The plots may vary, but the core message is unsettling. It’s about uncertainty, about our profound lack of control over our lives, on this planet, in this universe.

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On Being Alone

Notre Dame Magazine
January 1st, 2019

We find so much comfort in the presence of others, sometimes without realizing it. Even having someone in the next room is a comfort. But when the house is still and there’s nothing else to do, the self confronts. And we would do almost anything to avoid hearing what it has to say.

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Letter of Recommendation: Candle Hour

New York Times Magazine
March 18th, 2018

At night, by candlelight, the world feels enduring, ancient and slow. To sit and stare at a candle is to drop through a portal to a time when firelight was the alpha and omega of our days.

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