Deep Background with Noah Feldman

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The Coronavirus is Mutating

July 8, 2020 - 31:56
Neville Sanjana, a geneticist at the New York Genome Center and New York University, discusses his research into a coronavirus mutation...

Vaccines and New Treatments for COVID-19

June 24, 2020 - 27:56
Dr. Saad Omer, the director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, brings us up to speed on the latest coronavirus research. Plus,...

How to Have a Life in the Pandemic

June 19, 2020 - 30:34
Julia Marcus, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, discusses how to assess risk when engaging in...

About The Show

Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.

More Episodes

The Coronavirus is Mutating

July 8, 2020 - 31:56
Neville Sanjana, a geneticist at the New York Genome Center and New York University, discusses his research into a coronavirus mutation...

Vaccines and New Treatments for COVID-19

June 24, 2020 - 27:56
Dr. Saad Omer, the director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, brings us up to speed on the latest coronavirus research. Plus,...

How to Have a Life in the Pandemic

June 19, 2020 - 30:34
Julia Marcus, an epidemiologist and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, discusses how to assess risk when engaging in...

LGBTQ Rights and the Supreme Court

June 17, 2020 - 32:05
William Eskridge, a professor at Yale Law School and author of the forthcoming book "Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws,"...

Protests in a Pandemic

June 11, 2020 - 28:28
Dr. Manisha Juthani, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, provides tips for...

The Barriers to Reform

June 10, 2020 - 28:39
Paul Butler, a law professor at Georgetown, a former federal prosecutor and the author of the book "Chokehold: Policing Black Men," on...