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Laura Beil

Laura Beil has more than 20 years of experience in health and science writing. She has received medical journalism awards from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She began her career in newspapers, and was the longtime medical reporter for the Dallas Morning News. In 2006, She left the world of daily journalism to write mostly for magazines. She is a contributor at Men’s Health, and a correspondent for Science News magazine. While she specializes in matters of health and science, she has also written about gun-toting liberals for D Magazine, and was the writer-reporter of the “Thugs” episode for the NPR series This American Life. She grew up in the piney woods of East Texas, but now lives outside Dallas.
Recent episodes featuring Laura Beil
Can Stem Cells Really Cure Everything?
Stem-cell therapies promise to relieve aching joints, treat autism, even cure cancer. But without real, scientific research behind the claims, it’s hard for consumers to know if they’re buying a miracle cure or exposing themselves to snake oil. Health and science journalist Laura Beil joins host Krys Boyd to talk about an industry skirting the line between innovation and danger, which she reports on in her podcast “Bad Batch.”
Laura Beil
Laura Beil is a journalist and podcast host. Laura sits down with the Armchair Expert on this Thanksgiving day episode to talk about having to work on your feet as a journalist, her specific draw to the medical field and how she stumbled into podcasting. Dax theorizes on Laura’s Dr. Death podcast and Laura claims a story is never done, it is only due. The two talk about her new podcast, Bad Batch, that focuses on the stem cell industry, they eat Taco Bell together and Monica and Dax thank Laura for serving the best podcast of 2018.
What to Listen to Next: Detective Trapp
Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” From Wondery and the Los Angeles Times, listen now at
Snake Oil: An Interview | 7
Laura Beil speaks with Steven Johnson, host of American Innovations, about the ups and downs of scientific discovery and what led her to investigate the stem cell industry.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit - Get your first refill pack free when you visit - Get 30% off your first order when you visit - Start your journey today at Help - Get 10% off your first month at - Get 15% off your first purchase at
Beyond Liveyon | 6
 Elaine comes to terms with what happened. Other patients start to pick up the pieces too, and try to get justice.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Simplisafe - Get FREE shipping and a 60-day risk free trial when you visit - Get your first refill pack free when you visit - Get 30% off your first order when you visit - Start your journey today at Help - Get 10% off your first month at - Get 15% off your first purchase at
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Dallas, TX, USA
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13 hours, 3 minutes