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Food Episode 4: Your Body Isn't Broken

Can nutrition education solve the obesity epidemic? Hannah Cory asked that question over and over while working as a dietician in a public school …

Food Episode 3: Go with Your Gut

What does it mean to have a "healthy gut?" Is it worth drinking kombucha or taking probiotics? What about that gut-brain connection? PhD candidates Cary Allen-Blevins and Vayu Maini Rekdal …

Food Episode 2: Veritalk Goes Vegan

In the last few years, the popularity of "plant-based diets" has exploded. Celebrities from Tom Brady to Beyoncé promote eating less meat. Even …

Food Episode 1: Turmeric Lattes and Tikka Masala

After moving to the US from Mauritius, PhD candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures Nikhita Obeegadoo felt homesick. Her experience eating a bowl of dal (spiced lentils) in the US led …

4.3 Who Owns the Night?

When developers try to revitalize the nightlife in Johannesburg, not everyone is invited to the party. PhD candidate Chrystel Oloukoi explores the ways that race, gender, and class shape …

4.2 Pothole Politics

Everyone hates potholes – except PhD candidate Elijah de la Campa. Elijah uses potholes to understand why some citizens interact with local …

4.1 Hello, you've reached. . . Manila?

One jetlagged night in Manila leads PhD candidate Justin Stern into the world of business process outsourcing.

The Veritalk Team:

Host/Producer: Anna Fisher-Pinkert

Executive Producer: Ann Hall

Veritalk Monsters: Episode 3 - King Kong vs. Gravity

Why isn’t King Kong scaling the Empire State Building right now? Should we worry about Godzilla rising from the depths of the Pacific Ocean? Shane …

Veritalk Monsters: Episode 2 - Parasites

Some monsters live inside us. PhD candidate in Biological Sciences in Public Health Maddy McFarland studies Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that …

Veritalk Monsters: Episode 1 - Mermaids

Mermaids: They’re cute, innocent, and great singers, right? Think again! PhD candidate in Celtic Languages and Literatures Greg Darwin explains why …

Displacement Episode 3: The Estranged

PhD graduate in Sociology Monica Bell’s interviews with poor youth of color in Baltimore led her to formulate the idea of “legal estrangement.” While …

Veritalk Displacement Episode 2: The Shipwreck

During World War II, many Greek people had to flee their homes and seek safety in the Middle East. Today, Syrian refugees flee violence in the Middle …

Displacement Episode 1: The Rohingya

Almost no outsiders have visited the internally displaced persons camps in Burma where over 140,000 Rohingya Muslims are forced to live. Cresa Pugh, …

Plumage Episode 3: Puttin' on the Ritz

In our last episode about plumage, Chloe Chapin, PhD student in American Studies, explores how humans have used fashion to express gender and status -- and how present-day fashion can bend …

Plumage Episode 2: The Wild Blue Yonder

What if you wanted to recreate the iridescent blue-green of a peacock feather in a lab? It turns out that scientists are still trying to figure out how to replicate some of nature's most …

Plumage Episode 1: Love is a Battlefield

Harvard PhD student Dakota McCoy, who studies Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, asks why birds of paradise evolved to have brightly colored …

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