Amanda Aronczyk

Amanda Aronczyk is a reporter for WNYC. Her stories have appeared on NPR, the BBC, Marketplace, CBC, Reveal, On the Media, Studio 360 and more. She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Find her on Twitter @aronczyk.

Amanda Aronczyk appears in the following:


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

If you’ve ever worried about catching a cold from a co-worker who came into work when he (or she) should’ve taken a sick day, then this episode is for you.

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American Icons: Monticello

Thursday, March 09, 2017

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions.

The Crowd Made You Do It

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

After many people gathered in Washington for inauguration and the Women’s March, Only Human looks at what happens to us as individuals when we become part of a crowd.

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Flu dunnit?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

How does the flu virus spread?

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Measuring Election Anxiety With Saliva

Monday, November 07, 2016

Who is more stressed, Democrats or Republicans? WNYC's Only Human Podcast tries to find out. 


What Your Saliva Says About Stress and How You'll Vote

Monday, November 07, 2016

How is your anxiety affecting decision-making and the election? The team at Only Human investigates. 

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Please Spit in This Tube: An Election Experiment

Friday, November 04, 2016

This election certainly feels stressful. But we wanted to find out what this election is actually doing to us — biologically. So we teamed up with scientists to run our own experiment.


Episode 7: This Is Your Brain on Politics

Thursday, November 03, 2016

With the 2016 election taking every twist and turn on its way to November 8th, WNYC and The Nation explore how our minds and bodies are responding.


Me and My Therapist

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Six short stories about how the relationship between patients and therapists can get... complicated.

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Yes, Simba, Chimps Laugh

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Is laughter really the best medicine? We go to a laughter yoga class, an improv workshop for doctors and nurses, and talk to brain scientists about why humans laugh in the first place.


Take Two Laughs and Call Me in the Morning

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Doctors and nurses use gallows humor to get through the day. But when is laughter in medicine OK, and when does it cross the line?


What's 'TMI' About Mental Illness

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Do millennials talk about mental illness differently than their parents?


A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When Giselle decided to apply to medical school, people told her to hide the fact that she has struggled with anxiety, depression and a suicide attempt. She thinks it will help her be a better doctor.


Part 2: Be the Doctor Your Mom Wanted You to Marry

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In part two of our mental health and generation gaps series we talk to Giselle, a doctor-in-training who wants her field to be more open about mental health.

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A Deaf Composer Holds Out for Science

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Jay is a musician who has been losing his hearing over the past several decades. Now he must decide whether participating in an experimental treatment is worth the potential risks. 


Doctor Stories: The Patient I’ll Never Forget

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Doctors listen to stories from patients all the time. But they've got plenty of their own.

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In Our Words: Speaking While Autistic

Friday, February 26, 2016

People with autism tell us what it's like to communicate when you don't sound like everyone else.
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When Opera Meets Autism

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A neuropsychologist and opera singer teamed up to create a form of vocal training for people on the autism spectrum. What does it mean for the patients who have to change just to fit in?

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How to Stop an Outbreak

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease claimed 16 lives and left more than a hundred people sick in New York City. We go behind the scenes to find how the city stopped the deadly bacteria.


Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hear stories from patients — as well as doctors — as they discuss the mistakes, mishaps, and near fatal errors that happen between doctor and patients.