Karen Duffin

Karen Duffin is a reporter and producer whose work has appeared on Radiolab, The Moth, On the Media, Reply All, UnFictional and others.

She taught radio at the Columbia School of Journalism, and was a two-time Porchlight SF storytelling champ, Moth mainstage storyteller and story coach, and editor at Cowbird and The Rumpus.

Karen Duffin appears in the following:

Episode 841: The Land Of Duty Free

Friday, May 11, 2018

We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.


Episode 836: The Rational Madness Of The Used Car Salesman

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why are used car commercials so annoying? Meet the original sinner.


Episode 834: NDA Tell-All

Friday, April 06, 2018

Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: If you've made an agreement like that, is there a legal way out?


Could Harvesting Urine Ease Demand For Phosphorus?

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Phosphorous is essential for life, and it's used in most fertilizers. But it could run out. A group of researchers has recruited citizens of a town in Vermont to test out a solution.


On San Bernardino

Thursday, December 03, 2015

In the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, a look at the ban on CDC research into gun violence and how the families of victims manage the media. 
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Librarians Vs. The Patriot Act

Friday, June 05, 2015

Once called the "library provision," Section 215 of the Patriot Act forced libraries to become headliners in the battle waged to protect American freedoms. 

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Nazi Summer Camp

Friday, May 22, 2015

The incredible, little-known story of the Nazi prisoners of war kept on American soil during World War II.
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Managing the Media After Tragedy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Following last week’s massacre, residents of Isla Vista were confronted with misery of another kind: the constant presence of television news cameras, reporters, and broadcast vans in the midst of the grieving community. But in the aftermath of such tragedy, the media can play a crucial role in helping those affected make something meaningful out of their devastating loss. As Karen Duffin reported last fall, the template for that kind of PR savvy was established back in 1999, after the massacre at Columbine High School.

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New Frontiers in Child Porn Law

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Supreme Court is weighing how much defendants convicted of possessing images of child pornography should have to pay in restitution to the victims depicted in those images. The case involves a woman known as “Amy,” whose uncle raped her when she was a young girl and circulated photographs of the abuse online. He eventually went to jail, but those photos became among the most widely viewed child porn in the world. Karen Duffin reports on Amy’s quest for restitution.


Middlesex Times

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Managing the Media After Tragedy

Friday, October 25, 2013

Victims of tragedy and their families often struggle to create something worthwhile out of incalculable loss. To create awareness for their causes, they must learn how to manage the media. Karen Duffin reports on the intersection of tragedy and media coverage.

The Walkmen - Line by Line

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