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:
Thursday, October 14, 2021
The Atlantic’s Emma Green sits down with the editor-in-chief of Christian satire site the Babylon Bee to talk about mockery and the line between making fun and doing harm.
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Phone-call fees from incarcerated people generate millions of dollars for states, but children pay the price.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Where does bodily autonomy end and our duty to others begin? In March, The Experiment considered one answer, the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The short, uneven history of Black representation on television—from Julia to The Cosby Show to today’s “renaissance.”
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Grief, conspiracy theories, and a family’s search for meaning in the two decades since the attacks.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
The Uyghur refugee Aséna Tahir Izgil escaped the genocide of her people in China. Now she’s trying to be a teenager in America.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
USA Gymnastics has been undergoing a reckoning over widespread abuse. The Atlantic's Emma Green asks former gymnast Rachael Denhollander whether the sport can shake off that grim legacy.
Thursday, August 05, 2021
The Texan writer Bryan Burrough set out to debunk the myth of the Alamo, only to find himself igniting a fierce ideological battle over the state's founding legend.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
The NCAA was created to protect students, so why have some student athletes gone hungry while their schools have earned millions?
Thursday, July 22, 2021
After 50 years of hate-crime legislation in the U.S., hate-motivated violence is once again on the rise. So where did we go wrong?
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Last summer, home deliveries of unsolicited Chinese seeds sent Americans into a panic. Writer Chris Heath has discovered an explanation that many, including the USDA, don’t believe.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
The Columbia professor Carl Hart believes that we can use drugs safely, and that doing so is our American right.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
On an intimate journey for her own sexual pleasure, Katharine Smyth found herself navigating a female-orgasm industrial complex long defined by myths about women’s bodies.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Christian rapper Lecrae found his faith in a culture where evangelicalism and politics were tightly tied. When he couldn’t live with that anymore, the consequences were devastating.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
White evangelicals have become the most powerful voting bloc in America, one church mailing list at a time. But is the cost of political victory too high?
Thursday, May 06, 2021
What does a guilty-pleasure reality show teach us about immigration and democracy in America?
Thursday, April 29, 2021
A widely criticized legal principle disproportionately puts youth of color and women behind bars. But is it the only way to hold police accountable when they kill?
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.
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.
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.