Behind the News

COVID-19 and other Zoonotic Diseases and Why the Supreme Court is Terrible

Guest: David Quammen, science journalist, on zoonotic diseases, those like COVID-19 that leap from animals to humans. His latest book is Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.

Then, Samuel Moyn, a professor of law and history at Yale, on all the things that are wrong with the Supreme Court.

Both interviews were broadcast on earlier shows: Quammen in March 2020 and Moyn in October 2018.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Brad Mehldau TrioDe-DahSeymour Reads the Constitution!WMG - Nonesuch
Kronos QuartetWawshishijay ("Our Beginning")Wawshishijay ("Our Beginning")WMG - Nonesuch
LCD SoundsystemAll My FriendsAll My FriendsParlophone UK
The Psychedelic FursPresident GasAll of This and NothingSME - Columbia
Marvin GayeInner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)UMG - UMG Recordings, Inc.
Rabii Harnoune,V.B. KühlLight Out Night OnGnawa Electric RemixesMERLIN - Tru Thoughts
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