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Undark’s home for breaking news, brisk analysis, and reader discussions at the intersection of science and society.

Podcast #19: National Parks

Our podcast host and former NYT editor David Corcoran discusses Undark’s latest Case Study on threats to the national parks with writer Madeline Ostrander. Also: Science and media commentator Seth Mnookin, and Sara Van Note on a rare genetic disorder afflicting descendants of New Mexico’s Spanish settlers.

Podcast #18: Atomic Bill

Our podcast host David Corcoran discusses Undark’s latest Case Study about William “Atomic Bill” Laurence, with writer Mark Wolverton and science and media commentator Seth Mnookin. Also: Andy Stapleton on the “Pint of Science” initiative, which aims to increase scientists’ engagement with the public.