David Herman

David Herman is the sound designer for The Experiment. He began his radio career at WNYC, and has since contributed to shows for Gimlet Media, Stitcher, NPR, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, where he created the sound design behind the podcast series Floodlines.

David Herman appears in the following:

The Problem With America’s National Parks

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The story of our national parks, sometimes called “America’s best idea,” leaves out a very big group of people. The Ojibwe writer David Treuer is trying to change that.

The ‘Rock Doc’ Who Prescribed 1.4 Million Pain Pills

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Jeffrey Young’s patients say he helped them like nobody else could, but prosecutors indicted him following a huge painkiller bust. His case offers a unique look at the opioid crisis.

The Crime of Refusing Vaccination

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Where do our rights over our own bodies end and our duties to others begin? An answer lies in the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.

The Volunteer

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Yusuf Ahmed Nur volunteered to counsel a man on death row. He never intended to witness the execution.

Inventing ‘Hispanic’

Thursday, March 11, 2021

How did a hugely diverse group of people in the United States get lumped together? The answer involves Chicanos, the census, and Celia Cruz.

Lost Cause

Thursday, March 04, 2021

What does it take to overcome one of the oldest disinformation campaigns in American history?

The Sisterhood

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Filipinos make up 4 percent of nurses in the U.S. Why do they account for a third of the nurses who have died from COVID-19 in America?

The Case for Sweatpants

Thursday, February 18, 2021

What a polarizing garment says about America

56 Years

Thursday, February 11, 2021

American democracy is younger, and more fragile, than we’ve been taught. One woman lived through the whole thing. 

The Loophole

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Inside Yellowstone National Park, there’s a glitch in the U.S. Constitution.

Que Viva la Pepa: Introducing The Experiment

Monday, January 25, 2021

Stories from an unfinished country. A new series from The Atlantic and WNYC Studios.