Molly Messick

Molly Messick is the editor and lead producer of Only Human. Before coming to WNYC, she was a producer and editor at NPR's Morning Edition. Highlights of her time there included producing coverage from Iran and the Oval Office, where she spent a memorable 45 minutes crouched behind a sofa to stay out of the videographers' shot. Her first real job in radio was at Wyoming Public Radio, where she was a reporter and host.  She still misses the mountains and plains. Find her on Twitter @MollyMessick.

Molly Messick appears in the following:

Bacon, Booze and the Search for the Fountain of Youth

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Brooklyn's Susannah Mushatt Jones, formerly the oldest living person in the world, passed away yesterday at 116. We featured Ms. Jones in this story about supercentenarians living it up.

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This Is the Year You Stick to It

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Why do we make bad decisions? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks about why so many New Year's resolutions fail — and partners with Only Human on an exciting project.

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Why is Healthcare So Expensive? We Ask an Expert

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Healthcare costs are staggering in the U.S. — is there anything you can do about it? Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an architect of the ACA, talks about how we can be smarter healthcare consumers.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up (Rebroadcast)

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.


Putting Care Back in the ICU

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Does a more humane hospital equal a safer one? That’s a question Johns Hopkins is grappling with — and Dr. Peter Pronovost believes the answer is yes.

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Let's Talk About Death

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bishop Gwendolyn Phillips Coates is on a mission. She’s a preacher in a small church in South L.A., and she’s made it her job to get her congregation prepared for the end of life.

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Your Brain On Sound

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

When Rose was growing up, she knew she was hearing the world differently. It took her years to figure out what was happening — until she met Professor Nina Kraus.

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Listen Up! The Big Turkey in the Sky

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We're rounding out our Listen Up! project with a guide to navigating dialogue at the dinner table — just in time for Thanksgiving. 


Listen Up! Day 5: Yes, And... !

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mastering the art of listening is also about mastering conversation. With help from the world of improv comedy, you'll learn how to take your listening skills to new heights. 

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Listen Up! Day 4: Memorize This!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

It's hard to listen if you've already forgotten what someone has said. The good news? There are creative ways to work on your memory. 

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Listen Up! Day 3: Take a Breather

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

So often we scramble to fill up silence in conversations. But the best listeners know when others just need to be heard. 

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Listen Up! Day 2: Mirror, Mirror

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

While we don't literally listen to body language, there's a lot of information you can get and communicate without words. Grab a partner and take a few minutes for a mirror game.

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Listen Up! Day 1: Face-to-Face

Monday, November 16, 2015

What happens when you have your conversations in person? You listen! 

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Dreaming of a Deaf Utopia

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

As a kid, Marvin Miller dreamed of starting an all-sign language town — a place where deaf would be the norm. Then, ten years ago, he found the land to build it. 

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A Deaf Composer Holds Out for Science

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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. 

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Who Are You Calling 'Inspiring'?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

At 24, Max Ritvo has a lot going for him. He's a gifted poet, comic, and new husband. But he's also a cancer patient whose prognosis isn't good.

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Patients and Doctors Fess Up

Tuesday, October 20, 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.

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Your Sanity or Your Kidneys

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jaime Lowe started taking lithium when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 17. But now the drug that has kept her sane for more than 20 years is also making her sick.

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Keep the Baby, Get the Chemo

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A young mom learns she has breast cancer. Then, while she's scheduling surgery and planning for chemo, she finds out something else: she's pregnant. 

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The Republican Party's Remarkable Non-Transformation

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Knocking on doors in Colorado, NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that the GOP could be close to winning the Senate without changing the political positions that are said to endanger the party's future.