Tracie Hunte

Producer, Radiolab

Tracie Hunte is a correspondent for The Experiment. She’s previously worked at Radiolab and as a producer in the WNYC newsroom.

Tracie Hunte appears in the following:

As the Bronx gentrifies, teens lose sense of stability and belonging

Monday, September 11, 2023

In this love letter to the South Bronx, Christina Adja examines how gentrification can affect teenagers’ sense of stability and belonging.

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When Barbie Stopped Being White

Thursday, August 03, 2023

The story of the first Black doll to have the name Barbie.

How Assata Shakur Became One of America’s Most Wanted

Monday, May 01, 2023

A deadly encounter fifty years ago between the New Jersey State Police and a group of Black activists turned Assata Shakur into a cultural icon – and an enduring political villain. 

Grieving Loss From Gun Violence

Thursday, April 06, 2023

A recent mass shooting at a school in Nashville added to the toll of death and injuries from the nation’s gun violence crisis. A reporter wonders if we’re grieving properly – or at all.

Spy in the Sky: What to Make of China's Balloon Surveillance

Monday, February 13, 2023

We hear from Gordon Chang about what the incident means for U.S.-China relations. Plus, what is going on with the recent UFO shoot-downs?


What’s Going On With This Unseasonable Winter Weather?

Monday, February 13, 2023

Several Northeast states had the warmest January on record. And while parts of the East Coast are having their least snowy winter, other cities out West are having their snowiest winter.


Keyla Monterroso Mejia is Taking the Lead

Monday, February 13, 2023

You might have seen Keyla on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Abbott Elementary"– and now she’s playing the lead in the show, "On My Block: Freeridge."


Radiolab’s Lulu Miller Steals All Her Best Ideas From Her Kids

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Terrestrials host and creator Lulu Miller talks about becoming a parent and being inspired by her kids’ curiosities. Plus, clips from Terrestrials’ “The Water Walker.”


Null and Void

Friday, December 16, 2022

There’s a hidden power found in American juries that both creates and destroys democracy.
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Who Gets to Be Beautiful in America?

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Beauty. Everyone wants it, but only some are considered to have it. What steps can we take to democratize beauty?

Mystified by your pandemic puppy? A new book offers fresh insights into canine behavior

Sunday, October 16, 2022

In “The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves,” dog cognition expert Dr. Alexandra Horowitz digs into puppy behavior to explain why our four-footed friends act the way they do.


How Are We Grieving?

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Two mothers lost their daughters to gun violence but received disparate levels of attention. Now, they’re using their stories – and their grief – to inspire others.

The End of This Experiment

Thursday, June 02, 2022

For The Experiment’s final episode, a meditation on our strange, sometimes beautiful, often frustrating country

Should We Return National Parks to Native Americans?

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Experiment revisits a conversation with the Ojibwe writer David Treuer, who believes we can make our national parks, sometimes called “America’s best idea,” even better. 

Who Belongs in the Cherokee Nation?

Thursday, April 07, 2022

From the time she was a child, Marilyn Vann knew she was Black and she was Cherokee. But when she applied for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation as an adult, she was denied.

Protecting the Capitol One Year After January 6

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Nearly one year after commanding the D.C. National Guard during the January 6 insurrection, Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker is helping ensure the Capitol will never be attacked again.

How ‘Passing’ Upends a Problematic Hollywood History

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hollywood has a long, problematic history with movies about racial passing. But actor-writer-director Rebecca Hall is trying to tell a new kind of passing story. 

What Does It Mean to Give Away Our DNA?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

As excitement about genetic testing grows, one Navajo geneticist considers the future of the field and whether her people should be a part of it.

Oliver Sipple

Friday, October 01, 2021

In a flash of heroism and humanity, Oliver Sipple saved a life and became something he never wanted to be. 
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Can America See Gymnasts for More Than Their Medals?

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.