Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Behind every news headline, there’s another, deeper story. It’s a story about power. 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.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

News
News Commentary
Government
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The Roadblocks to Mass Testing
Omai Garner, the director of clinical microbiology testing at UCLA Health, explains why more Americans have not been tested for COVID-19.
27 min
102
Modeling the Coronavirus
Carl Bergstrom, a computational biologist at the University of Washington, explains how to make sense of all the different coronavirus models.
28 min
103
A Profound Economic Problem
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has some ideas about how to get through this financial crisis.
29 min
104
Passover, Plagues, and Coronavirus
To mark the start of Passover, Idan Dershowitz, a biblical scholar and junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, discusses the ten plagues of Egypt.
18 min
105
What Happens If We Run out of Ventilators?
Lydia Dugdale, the Director of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Columbia University, discusses how medical supplies will likely be allocated if there are shortages.
25 min
106
The Search for a Treatment
Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discusses what treatments for COVID-19 are currently being researched.
29 min
107
A Nobel Prize Winner’s Suggestion for Fixing th...
Paul Romer, a Nobel Prize-winning economist at New York University, argues that we can keep the economy from tanking during the coronavirus pandemic without risking people's health.
25 min
108
How to Stay Sane During a Pandemic
Laurie Santos, a Professor of Psychology at Yale, shares tips for dealing with coronavirus-induced anxiety.
30 min
109
Fighting Coronavirus with Data
Farzad Mostashari, the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, says we need to collect better data to effectively fight the spread of the virus.
28 min
110
Prisons and Jails Are a Coronavirus Time Bomb
Homer Venters, the former Chief Medical Officer for the NYC Jail system, says that we need to stop the spread of coronavirus in prisons, jails, and detention centers.
26 min
111
Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
Dr. Rebecca Berman, program director for UCSF’s Internal Medicine Residency, discusses the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
25 min
112
Cooking Through the Crisis with Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman, the author of best-selling cookbooks like How to Cook Everything and Vegan Before 6, reflects on what he has learned from over two decades of writing about food.
33 min
113
Civil Liberties in the Time of COVID-19
Richard Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and a leading Supreme Court advocate, discusses where public health stops and our individual liberties begin.
36 min
114
The Economic Impact of COVID-19
Stefanie Stantcheva, Professor of Economics at Harvard, discusses the economic harms of COVID-19.
27 min
115
What We Know About How Coronavirus Spreads
Siddhartha Mukherjee, physician, researcher, and author of the 2011 Pulitzer-Prize winning book The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses what we know about how coronavirus spreads.
29 min
116
The View from Beijing
In an effort to curtail the spread of coronavirus, much of China is essentially under lockdown.
35 min
117
The Coronavirus Isn't Going Away
Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, predicts that between 40 to 70 percent of adults in the world will become infected with the coronavirus.
25 min
118
Elif Shafak's "Multiple Belongings"
Best-selling British-Turkish writer Elif Shafak discusses her latest novel: "10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World."
30 min
119
An Interview with the Next Vice President of th...
Stacey Abrams talks about how to create lasting social change.
29 min
120
Malcolm Gladwell and "Magical Technical Fixes"
Malcom Gladwell and Noah Feldman discuss whether we should add more states to the union.
34 min
121
Bonus: The Oscars
Charles Randolph, the screenwriter behind “The Big Short” and “Bombshell” discusses turning real life stories into Hollywood movies.
28 min
122
We Testified for Impeachment and It Made No Dif...
Noah Feldman and University of North Carolina School of Law Professor Michael J. Gerhardt both testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
38 min
123
The History of Policing in Cars
28 min
124
Truth in the Time of Deepfakes
33 min
125
The Gig is Up
43 min
126
The Opioid Epidemic and the Courts
34 min
127
The End of Ebola
35 min
128
An Experiment in Universal Basic Income
34 min
129
Why Economists Should Act More Like Weather For...
31 min
130
The Lawyer and the Mobster
35 min
131
The Impeachment Episode
51 min
132
Saudi Arabia's "Genius" Crown Prince
42 min
133
Live Episode: Noah Feldman and Malcolm Gladwell 
67 min
134
Trump's "Dangerous" Iran Policy
34 min
135
A Solution for Algorithmic Bias
35 min
136
Affirmative Action Isn't Enough
35 min
137
The Party of Ideas
34 min
138
A Genetic Engineer's Perspective on "Designer B...
35 min
139
Inside MS-13
39 min
140
Disappearing Species
33 min
141
What is a Concentration Camp?
35 min
142
Democracy's Midlife Crisis
34 min
143
A Hidden Reason Behind France's "Yellow Vest" P...
29 min
144
How to Report on the Russia Investigation
35 min
145
Living Stonewall
23 min
146
Inside the Mind of a Dictator
44 min
147
What to Watch in 2020
44 min
148
Trade Wars
44 min
149
Roe v Wade Overturned
35 min
150
Staring into a Black Hole
38 min
151
How Socialism Was Weaponized
31 min
152
Criminal Justice Reform and The Abolition of Pr...
47 min
153
The History of the White Power Movement
48 min
154
Is Merit Real?
42 min