Welcome to our inaugural episode! Join Laura and Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong as they talk about bearing witness to complex societal issues and what he does to keep going. He shares what it’s been like to navigate the vicarious trauma that comes from increased and prolonged exposure and the challenges of trying to maintain his own equilibrium. Listen to hear what Ed and Laura suggest as strategies to be present in the work that needs to be done to bring scientific truth and human stories to the world, and how to sustain oneself while you do it.
About Ed Yong
Ed Yong is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer on the staff of The Atlantic, where he also won the George Polk Award for science reporting, among other honors. His first book, I Contain Multitudes, was a New York Times bestseller and won numerous awards. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times, Scientific American, and more. His upcoming book An Immense World is out this summer.