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Podcast #25: Lead and Kids

Join our podcast host and former New York Times editor David Corcoran as he talks with reporter Charles Schmidt about a misguided U.S. crackdown on lead poisoning. Also, Vanessa Schipani on the effects of violence in the media, and Garrett Tiedemann on the personal toll of a rare genetic disorder.

Podcast #24: Finding Nubia

Join our podcast host and former NYT editor David Corcoran as he talks with Amy Maxmen about her Undark article on an ancient civilization, rediscovered by archaeologists but threatened by climate change and modernity. Also: Seth Mnookin on science and the media; and Meara Sharma on the mega-flower Rafflesia.

Podcast #23: Food Fight

Join our podcast host and former NYT editor David Corcoran as he talks with Kerstin Hoppenhaus and Sibylle Grunze about their Undark documentary on stem rust. Also: Seth Mnookin on how people get science news; and reporter Kate Morgan visits a New Jersey fossil park where dinosaurs met their fate.

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