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Experts shape our world. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. In every big story, you’ll find one; you’ll find a researcher, scientist, engineer, planner, policy wonk, data nerd, bureaucrat, regulator, intellectual, or pseudointellectual. Their ideas are often opaque, unrecognized,Read more

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Goodbye from Cited and Hello from Darts & Letters

Apr 30 • 01:24:31

Cited is no more. We had a great run — over 100 episodes of one sort or another, major awards, and stories we are really proud of — but it’s time to move on. Still, Cited’s legacy lives on through the new projects our team makes, including Crackdown and Darts and Letters. Today, we celebrate Cited and play you a recent episode of Darts & Letters called Derailed: The Crisis...

Darts and Letters: Katichisms

Dec 24 • 01:17:18

***This concludes our run of playing Darts and Letters on Cited. You will see the occasional episode cross-posted, but not each and every week. So now, if you’ve been listening to Darts and Letters here, it ends! You’ve got to subscribe to the new feed, otherwise you will miss out.***...

Darts and Letters: Prison Notebooks

Dec 20 • 01:01:43

***We’re continuing to play the first few episodes of our new show, Darts and Letters. We’ll run this to the holidays. If you like Cited, you’ll like this. So subscribe today.***...

Darts and Letters: The Conquest of Bread

Dec 12 • 01:17:13

***We’re continuing to play the first few episodes of our new show, Darts and Letters. We’ll run this to the holidays. If you like Cited, you’ll like this. So subscribe today.***...

Darts and Letters: Pew Research Center

Dec 4 • 01:31:57

***We’re continuing to play the first few episodes of our new show, Darts and Letters. If you like Cited, you’ll like this. So subscribe today.***...

Darts and Letters: Trump, interrupted

Nov 25 • 01:18:23

***We’re continuing to play the first few episodes of our new show, Darts and Letters. If you like Cited, you’ll like this. So subscribe today. We’re now up on all the places.***...

Introducing: Darts and Letters

Nov 18 • 01:15:26

Introducing Darts and Letters, a show about intellectuals and the work that they do. But it’s not just for the Ivy crowd, it’s for everyone. Even people who hack darts, and people who wouldn’t be caught dead with a New Yorker tote bag....

#9: America’s Chernobyl (2 of 2)

Aug 8 • 57:10

Hanford is the most-polluted place in America. On our last episode, you heard about the nuclear plant’s largely-forgotten history–how it poisoned the people living downwind. On our season finale: a nuclear safety auditor tries to get it shut down, the downwinders struggle for justice, and we take you into the plant itself. The story of Hanford reveals that expertise is alw...

#8: America’s Chernobyl (1 of 2)

Jul 30 • 50:49

Richland, Washington is a company town that sprang up almost overnight in the desert of South Eastern Washington. Its employer is the federal government, and its product is plutonium. The Hanford nuclear site was one of the Manhattan Project sites, and it made the plutonium for the bomb that devastated Nagasaki. Here, the official history is one of scientific achievement, ...

Secondary Symptoms #8: “Return to Normalcy”

Jul 27 • 01:16:17

The phrase “return to normalcy” has been thrown around a lot lately. It’s actually a phrase that was popularized in 1920, in the wake of the WW1 and the Spanish Flu. But, as with the Spanish Flu, “returning to normalcy” means forgetting the conditions that brought us COVID-19, and perhaps even forgetting COVID-19 itself. On this last episode of Secondary Symptoms, we focus...

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