Fauci, Facebook, and Forests

Published on: Sep 16, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
  • First up: We’ve got an exclusive interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, where we got the chance to ask about everything from vaccine mandates on airplanes and in schools to his biggest pandemic mistakes.

  • Next: We’ll get into the latest headlines, from explosive revelations about the final days of the Trump administration, to the results of California’s recall election, and why college students are swapping wine for weed.

  • Then: The federal government is trying to stop Texas’s restrictive new abortion law. We quizzed a legal expert on whether that and other legal efforts are likely to succeed.

  • ICYMI: Remember the freakout over Google Glass? Facebook hopes you forgot. It’s launching Ray Bans featuring a hidden camera, and doing so at a time when it’s reputation already isn’t great. 

  • Finally: We’ll look at the chillest new prescription some doctors are starting to write. Hint: there’s no co-pay. (Here’s how to find an outdoor space nearby if you’re itching to get outdoors.


P.S., Here’s what happened when Joanna Stern tried out Facebook’s hybrid camera-glasses. 


On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Caroline Polisi, legal analyst and adjunct lecturer at Columbia Law School

  • Joanna Stern, senior personal technology columnist, The Wall Street Journal

  • Jennifer D. Roberts, associate professor, kinesiology, University of Maryland


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