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Podcast: Christie Aschwanden – 1st in our series on standouts in health care journalism

Christie Aschwanden

Christie Aschwanden

In our podcast series, we’re giving you a chance to hear directly from newsmakers, and from some who maybe should be in the news but aren’t. But we also want to occasionally feature some news reporters.

Today we profile , the lead writer for science at and a health columnist for . She’s also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for and a contributing writer for . Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Proto, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, More, Men’s Journal,, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine. She blogs about science at and she’s the former managing editor of . Her post about won the National Association of Science Writers’ for Commentary/Opinion, and she was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011. She uses Twitter as

She is one of the most insightful, analytical health care journalists in the business today. Listen and learn in this podcast:

Christie 2, with links to lots of her good work.

Mother Jones: (See the ugliness in many of the ~200 comments left online)

The Washington Post:

Popular Science:

The Last Word on Nothing blog:

Proto magazine: (on ductal carcinoma in situ)

The Washington Post:

More magazine:

Pacific Standard magazine:

The Washington Post:

Her own favorite – on

Thanks to for providing us with a grant to produce these podcasts.

Credit: podcast editor Cristeta Boarini

Music used in this episode:

  • “Uncertainty” by The Fray
  • “Law (Earthlings on Fire)” by David Bowie
  • “Somebody to Love” by Queen

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