Jen Poyant

Senior Producer, The Takeaway

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

Jurassic Mistakes

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sarah and Delphine team up to battle the neolutionists, family ties are strained and remade, and our clone hosts try to pick up the pieces after Orphan Black's shocking Season 3 finale. 

Crowdsourcing a Clone

Monday, June 15, 2015

Delphine goes full Single White Female on Shay, the Castor mole isn't who we expect, and Hanna and Emma explain what happens when our beloved Orphans head across the pond.

Codebreakers and Baby Oxen

Monday, June 08, 2015

World-renowned codebreaker Johnny Taiwan joins our hosts for an intense lesson on cryptography and being a dungeon master.

We Talk to Mark Wahlberg, Champion of Clones

Monday, June 01, 2015

Cosima and Alison pull a switcheroo over some much needed pee, Helena and Mrs. S finally come to blows, and as our clone hosts explain, a fierce hug heals all wounds.

When Television and Science Collide in a Fiery Ball

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sarah and Helena hash it out in captivity, Cosima's new girlfriend might be sinister and Paul takes on the government – until it blows up in his face.

The Clone's Guide to Breaking Out of Prison

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sarah and Helena are locked up together - but according to our clone hosts, they're still so far apart. Cosima has a hot date and Gracie's gone full CW.

I’m Just a Clone with a Podcast

Monday, May 11, 2015

Things get awkward when Hanna and Emma's least-favorite clone, Janet, stops in. Plus: How to survive a close-range bullet wound.

Are Clones People? Yes. Yes?

Monday, May 04, 2015

The girl and boy clones are related, Mark bites it in a cornfield, Allison has fully broken bad, and clone sisters Emma and Hanna are here to explain it all.

Know Your Monitor

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanna and Emma puzzle out Orphan Black's action-packed second episode: Paul is back with a vengeance, Helena's getting waterboarded in the desert and Donnie grows some stones.

Orphan Black Returns!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our clone-hosts are back from hibernation and ready to relive the glory of the Orphan Black season premiere. Rachel is alive? Male clones are whack? And what is the deal with Helsinki?

If You Could Clone Jesus, Would You?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Twin clones Hanna and Emma moderate a fierce - and at times baffling - debate between Minister Cooper Gray and Epigeneticist Myron Benjamin about the ethical quandaries of cloning.

Wherein We Meet Our Maker

Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's an emotional day for our clones as they prepare for the new series of Orphan Black and finally meet the father of modern cloning, Dr. Brian Chair. Hear his shocking revelations.

As Ebola Case Drop, American Doctor Speaks Out

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.

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Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

Thursday, January 29, 2015

His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

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What Happened Over the Last 25 Years? Help Us Brainstorm

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

This is the 25th year of the Brian Lehrer Show, and all this fall we'll be marking it with a year-by-year look at some of the defining stories from 1989 through 2014. Right now, we're at the brainstorming stage, also known as the "remember that thing that happened that year?" stage. And we need your help!

In the spreadsheet below, the producers of the show are starting to fill in items from each year (thanks Wikipedia!), but we've opened the spreadsheet for you to help remember what really mattered. So join in when you have a few minutes, starting with any year. A few guidelines:

  • We're looking for items that had a public impact, both local, national and international. There will be opportunities for you to reflect on your personal memories from each year soon, but for now we're taking suggestions for news/events.
  • Anything goes, but we're particularly fascinated by stories that ended up having a bigger impact than anticipated. Our favorite example is the repeal of Glass-Steagall in 1999, which was somewhat overlooked at the time but sowed the seeds for the financial crisis a decade later.
  • This is an open spreadsheet, but please don't erase or edit other entries. For now, we're collecting as many ideas as possible!
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Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.

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The Future of the Mustang & the Auto Industry

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fifty years ago this week Ford Motor Company unveiled the Mustang. Ford is remembering that day in the company's history amid the changing future of the American auto industry.

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Ancient Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The newest exhibit at the Natural History Museum puts pterosaurs on display. They are winged reptiles that flew with their fingers, walked on their wings, and ranged from the size of ...

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In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Africa, there's a quiet trend sweeping the continent and dividing neighbor from neighbor. More than 30 nations worldwide have declared that homosexuality is a crime, and most of these nations are in Africa.


Washington's Mudslides: An Unfolding Tragedy

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's day four in the rescue effort to find survivors after a mudslide devastated a community in Washington State. Residents are crying out for stability in the wake of this unfolding ...