May 23, 2024 - Podcasts

Ed Yong: Birding for a fulfilled life

Interest in birdwatching has been booming, and Ed Yong is one of the millions who have fallen hard. Yong is a Pulitzer-prize winning science writer previously of the Atlantic, where he was one of the first journalists to deeply investigate long COVID. He says birding has has a transformative impact on his life in the last year, and hopes the same might be true for COVID long haulers.

  • Plus: one unique effort to save a bird population in Hawaii.

Guests: Ed Yong, science writer and author of "An Immense World"; bird conservation researcher and journalist Anders Gyllenhaal.

Credits: 1 big thing is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Alexandra Botti, and Jay Cowit. Music is composed by Alex Sugiura and Jay Cowit. You can reach us at [email protected]. You can send questions, comments and story ideas as a text or voice memo to Niala at 202-918-4893.

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