Bayer talks about Andy Mays in Story Collider

Skylar Bayer reminisces about her friendship with scallop diver Andy Mays at a Story Collider event with the theme “Bonds.”

Bayer, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maine, is a marine biologist, producer for The Story Collider, storyteller and science communicator.

She and Mays appeared in The Colbert Report’s hysterical 2013 feature titled “The Enemy Within”  about a case of missing scallop guts. Mays, whose humor was showcased in piece, died of cancer in 2017.

Bayer shares Mays’ reaction when she asked him if he wanted to take part in the show. “‘Oh, it’s going to be great, Skylar. I think this is a great idea. Like you think it’s a good idea, I think it’s a great idea. I was class clown in college and in high school. This is it. This is my jam.’”