43 episodes

Undark is delighted to announce that it is relaunching its podcast to extend its prizewinning, feature-length narrative journalism to a new format. We'll be taking a short hiatus over the summer and be back in the fall to continue our mission of illuminating the places where science intersects — and sometimes collides — with our everyday lives as a 25-minute audio documentary. Scientific questions and challenges, after all, are woven deeply into our politics, our economics, our culture — and they are animated by a wide spectrum of competing values and interests. Our goal is to present rich, narrative-driven audio stories of science as it manifests amid that push-and-pull of human society.

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Undark is delighted to announce that it is relaunching its podcast to extend its prizewinning, feature-length narrative journalism to a new format. We'll be taking a short hiatus over the summer and be back in the fall to continue our mission of illuminating the places where science intersects — and sometimes collides — with our everyday lives as a 25-minute audio documentary. Scientific questions and challenges, after all, are woven deeply into our politics, our economics, our culture — and they are animated by a wide spectrum of competing values and interests. Our goal is to present rich, narrative-driven audio stories of science as it manifests amid that push-and-pull of human society.

    Ep. 42: Screening Illicit Drugs to Prevent Fentanyl Deaths

    Ep. 42: Screening Illicit Drugs to Prevent Fentanyl Deaths

    This month: Harm reduction organizations take a controversial step in checking illicit drugs for fentanyl.

    • 35 min
    Ep. 41: India's Battle to Control Forest Fires

    Ep. 41: India's Battle to Control Forest Fires

    On this episode: The story of a devastating wildfire in India reveals how a complex tangle of law, policy, and science are hindering the country's efforts to contain and prevent forest fires.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 40: The Struggle to Change an HIV Narrative

    Ep. 40: The Struggle to Change an HIV Narrative

    This month: The history of a destigmatizing message about HIV transmission and how it finally made it to the public.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 39: Solving the Deadly Transplantable Organ Shortage

    Ep. 39: Solving the Deadly Transplantable Organ Shortage

    The Undark Podcast returns in a brand new format. This episode takes a deep look at the uncertain and challenging paths of patients diagnosed with kidney failure, and the doctors working to make more lifesaving transplants possible.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 38: Mosquito Music, Wildlife Poaching, and Imaging a Black Hole

    Ep. 38: Mosquito Music, Wildlife Poaching, and Imaging a Black Hole

    This month: testing the effect of Skrillex on mosquitos, addressing poaching in Uganda, and public response to the first black hole image.

    • 39 min
    Ep 37: Crisis Mapping, Tracking Citations, and Sexual Harassment in Science

    Ep 37: Crisis Mapping, Tracking Citations, and Sexual Harassment in Science

    This month: using social media in search and rescue, developing a more accurate way to track citations, and tackling sexual harassment in science.

    • 36 min

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