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The Undark Podcast

By Undark

The Undark Podcast continues our mission of illuminating the places where science intersects — and sometimes collides — with our everyday lives, in the form of audio documentaries released monthly from September to May. 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.

  1. 1.
    Ep. 51: A Scramble to Define ‘Habitat’ — and the Future of Conservation12/23/2020
    30:52
  2. 2.
    Ep. 50: Studying and Surviving the Pandemic's Collective Trauma11/30/2020
    28:43
  3. 3.
    Ep. 49: When Wildfires and a Pandemic Collide10/29/2020
    25:42
  4. 4.
    Ep. 48: Capturing the Songs of a Changing Climate09/22/2020
    26:50
  5. 5.
    Ep. 47: The Toll of the Culture of Silence in Animal Research05/30/2020
    26:02
  6. 6.
    Ep. 46: A Debate on the Dregs of Asbestos Mining05/06/2020
    26:45
  7. 7.
    Ep. 45: Making Precision Medicine a Reality03/31/2020
    31:24
  8. 8.
    Ep. 44: Confronting Knowledge Gaps in Intersex Health Care02/27/2020
    30:22
  1. 9.
    Ep. 43: A Reality Check on Regenerative Agriculture01/31/2020
    28:35
  2. 10.
    Ep. 42: Screening Illicit Drugs to Prevent Fentanyl Deaths12/30/2019
    35:19
  3. 11.
    Ep. 41: India's Battle to Control Forest Fires11/26/2019
    27:00
  4. 12.
    Ep. 40: The Struggle to Change an HIV Narrative10/30/2019
    34:09
  5. 13.
    Ep. 39: Solving the Deadly Transplantable Organ Shortage09/23/2019
    23:59
  6. 14.
    Ep. 36: Fighting the Flu, Green Burials, and Teen Vaccinations05/01/2019
    36:27
  7. 15.
    Ep 37: Crisis Mapping, Tracking Citations, and Sexual Harassment in Science05/01/2019
    36:07
  8. 16.
    Ep. 38: Mosquito Music, Wildlife Poaching, and Imaging a Black Hole05/01/2019
    39:06
  9. 17.
    Ep. 35: Listening to Glaciers, Overcoming Addiction, and Saving a ‘Marine Serengeti’02/12/2019
    39:28
  10. 18.
    Ep. 34: The Tree of Life, Science in the White House, and the Year at Undark01/08/2019
    46:31
  11. 19.
    Ep. 33: Fecal Transplants, Encounters With Cadavers, and Ordinary People Shaping Science01/08/2019
    43:29
  12. 20.
    Ep. 32: Decentralized Internet, a Trip into Space, and a Roiling Debate Among Science Writers10/30/2018
    38:41
  13. 21.
    Ep. 31: Urban Heat Islands, Hardwired Trees, and America's Disjointed System of Medical Records10/05/2018
    44:53
  14. 22.
    Ep. 31: Urban Heat Islands, Hardwired Trees, and America's Disjointed System of Medical Records10/05/2018
    44:53
  15. 23.
    Ep. 30: Wildfires, Snake Rescues, and the Devastating Effects of Air Pollution08/31/2018
    32:01
  16. 24.
    Ep. 29: CBD for Dogs, Plastic Pollution, and the History of Heredity07/31/2018
    37:16
  17. 25.
    Ep. 28: Capturing Carbon Dioxide, Chasing Tornadoes, and Communicating Climate Impacts06/27/2018
    37:17
  18. 26.
    Ep. 27: The Bees of Bandelier, Snail Memories, Is Science Really Broken?05/31/2018
    42:45
  19. 27.
    Ep. 26 The Fate of the Delta Smelt04/30/2018
    36:01
  20. 28.
    Ep. 25 Lead and Kids03/30/2018
    38:58
  21. 29.
    Ep. 24 Finding Nubia02/28/2018
    36:29
  22. 30.
    Ep. 23 Food Fight01/29/2018
    41:34
  23. 31.
    Ep. 22 The Poisoning of Michigan12/30/2017
    43:27
  24. 32.
    Ep. 21 Dangerous Dams12/01/2017
    24:04
  25. 33.
    Ep. 20 The War on Polio11/03/2017
    37:22
  26. 34.
    Ep. 19 National Parks09/30/2017
    41:26
  27. 35.
    Ep. 18 Atomic Bill09/02/2017
    31:01
  28. 36.
    Ep. 17 Shades of REDD07/28/2017
    37:48
  29. 37.
    Ep. 16 North Korea06/30/2017
    39:58
  30. 38.
    Ep. 15 The Virus Hunters05/30/2017
    37:05
  31. 39.
    Ep. 14 Broken Prairie04/27/2017
    36:35
  32. 40.
    Ep. 13 The Great Black Swamp04/01/2017
    38:06
  33. 41.
    Ep. 12 Wear & Tear03/01/2017
    32:53
  34. 42.
    Ep. 11 Bullet Proof01/30/2017
    39:48
  35. 43.
    Ep. 10 Old Friends12/31/2016
    31:05
  36. 44.
    Ep. 9 For All They Know12/01/2016
    34:25
  37. 45.
    Ep. 8 Worse Than The Disease10/29/2016
    37:33
  38. 46.
    Ep. 7 Bombturbation10/05/2016
    35:45
  39. 47.
    Ep. 6 The Criminalization of HIV08/31/2016
    29:34
  40. 48.
    Ep. 5 Endangered: A Bird and a Tribe08/01/2016
    26:51
  41. 49.
    Ep. 4 Spilled Milk07/01/2016
    34:04
  42. 50.
    Ep. 3 The Death of a Study06/03/2016
    32:51
  43. 51.
    Ep. 2 Scientist Pot Farmer04/27/2016
    30:04
  44. 52.
    Ep. 1 Life in the Undark03/30/2016
    32:20
  45. 53.
    This is Undark03/07/2016
    2:07

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