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A podcast from the Center for Environmental Health (ceh.org/podcasts) featuring topics on science, health, food, environment, activism and humor. Enjoy!

Feb 23, 2015

What happens when government regulators seem more concerned with protecting the profits of the corporations that they’re supposed to be regulating than in protecting our health or the environment? We hear from two journalists who follow the problem of politics and corporate interstes trumping science at EPA and FDA....


Nov 16, 2014

U.S. research labs can create even deadlier strains of Ebola, influenza, and other infectious diseases, in so-called “gain-of-function” research. We hear from biosafety expert Edward Hammond on threats from lab-created superbugs. Also, food safety lawyer Bill Marler and health threats from the...



Apr 8, 2014

Why does Mary Roach have her arm inside a cow's stomach? What's periblepsis mean? How did I make Mary cry? These and many other questions answered in the podcast, in which we talk about Mary's latest book, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. Plus, science writer Virginia Hughes on new research on gut bacteria and...


Sep 30, 2013

We learn about geoengineering and take a quiz: guess which one is NOT a real proposal to cool the planet. Also, how the chemical industry distorted science for decades, and genetic science clashes with human rights in the Grand Canyon.