Colloquia

 
Our monthly podcast, hosted by former NYT Science Times editor, David Corcoran.

Undark Podcast #10: The Helminth Hackers

Our 10th podcast explores the small community of scientists and freelance self-experimenters investigating the use of parasitic worms in the treatment of a variety of autoimmune disorders. Also on tap: fake news and the strange sensory phenomenon known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR).

Undark Podcast #9: The Flint Water Crisis

Join our podcast host David Corcoran as he discusses Undark’s recent deep dive into the continuing problems with water in Flint, Michigan — and around the country — with Steve Friess. Also: journalism in the age of Trump and how public opinion is formed about genetically modified organisms.

Undark Podcast #8: Worse Than the Disease

Reporter David Tuller discusses a therapy prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome — one for which supporting research is now unraveling. Also, Undark’s Tracker columnist Seth Mnookin on a rift within the National Association of Science Writers, and reporter Jeff Emtman on flesh-eating beetles.

Undark Podcast #7: Bombturbation & More

Join our podcast host and former NYT Science Times editor David Corcoran as he talks with writer Karen Coates about how U.S. bombing permanently altered the landscape in Southeast Asia. Also: Undark’s Tracker columnist, Seth Mnookin on Patient H.M., and reporter James Perla on a rare bat in Costa Rica.

Undark Podcast #6: The Crime of HIV Laws

Join our podcast host and former NYT Science Times editor David Corcoran as he discusses the criminalization of HIV with science writer Jessica Wapner, author of Undark’s recent feature on the topic. Also on tap: Undark’s Tracker columnist, Paul Raeburn, and Scienceline reporter Sandy Ong.

Undark Podcast #5: Conflict & Conservation

Join our podcast host David Corcoran as he discusses with writer Alexandra Ossola her journey into mountains of Colombia to find a rare hummingbird and the parallels she saw with the people who share its territory. Also: Undark’s Tracker columnist, Paul Raeburn, talks about fair use of copyrighted material.

Undark Podcast #4: Lysozyme & More

Join our podcast host David Corcoran as he discusses with science writer Megan Molteni her recent deep dive for Undark — a look at transgenic goats, engineered to treat childhood disease, but hindered by GMO fears. Also: Undark’s Tracker columnist, Paul Raeburn, talks about cell phone radiation and cancer.

Undark Podcast #3: The National Children’s Study & More

Join our podcast host David Corcoran as he discusses Undark’s recent deep dive into the $1.3 billion failure of the National Children’s Study with Charlie Schmidt. Also on tap: discussions of recent controversies in science journalism and the reintroduction of rattlesnakes to central Massachusetts.

Undark Podcast #2: Science, Pot Farming & More

Join us as Undark’s podcast anchor, former New York Times Science Editor David Corcoran discusses the science of pesticides and marijuana agriculture with Brooke Borel, author of a recent Undark investigation. Also on tap: discussions of advocacy and journalism and conceptualizing climate change.

Undark Podcast #1: Life in the Undark

Join us as Undark’s podcast anchor, former New York Times Science Editor David Corcoran, explores the origins of our new digital magazine with publisher Deborah Blum and editor Tom Zeller Jr. Also: Aleszu Bajak visits the Louisiana delta, while Paul Raeburn talks rogue press officers and science journalism.

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