Brent Baughman Brent Baughman is a senior producer in the Programming division at NPR.
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Brent Baughman

Brent Baughman

Senior Producer, Programming

Brent Baughman is a senior producer in the Programming division at NPR, where he works on new and existing podcasts.

He's helped to produce and develop many shows since joining the division in 2012, including The TED Radio Hour, The NPR Politics Podcast, It's Been A Minute With Sam Sanders, Short Wave and Coronavirus Daily. Before that, he was a weekend producer for NPR's All Things Considered with host Guy Raz.

Baughman graduated from Emerson College in 2010 with a dual degree in creative writing and broadcast journalism.

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The Science Of Smell And Memory

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Many long-haulers feel isolated and face disbelief from doctors and loved ones. Bobby Jon Calderon/Getty Images hide caption

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What's It Like To Be A COVID-19 'Long Hauler'

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Quincy Cohen writes the name of a friend lost to COVID-19 onto a plastic tombstone. The memorial was unveiled on October 28, 2020 in North Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic Reality Check - Where We Are. Where We're Headed.

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A box of Twinkies sat in Colin Purrington's basement for eight years, until just a few weeks ago. Two West Virginia University scientists are studying the fungi growing on them. Matt Kasson hide caption

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In his book How To, Randall Munroe explores whether you could open enough water bottles to fill a swimming pool — using nuclear weapons. Riverhead Books hide caption

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Randall Munroe's Absurd Scientific Advice For Real-World Problems

Randall Munroe, the cartoonist behind the popular Internet comic xkcd, finds complicated solutions to simple, real-world problems. In the process, he reveals a lot about science and why the real world is sometimes even weirder than we expect. His latest book is called How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. (Encore episode.)

Randall Munroe's Absurd Scientific Advice For Real-World Problems

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Monarch butterflies, like this one in Temascaltepec, Mexico, use ultraviolet polarized light to help them navigate in flight. Omar Torres/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You Won't Believe Where They Have Eyes

Adriana Briscoe, a professor of biology and ecology at UC Irvine, studies vision in butterflies. As part of her research, she's trained them to detect light of a certain color. She also explains why they bask in the sunlight, and why some of them have 'hearts' in their wings. Plus, you'll never guess where their photoreceptors are.

Butterflies Have Hearts In Their Wings. You Won't Believe Where They Have Eyes

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Daniel Alarcón hosts NPR Spanish-language podcast Radio Ambulante and is the author of a book of fictional short stories called The King Is Always Above The People. Hugo Rojo/NPR hide caption

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'Radio Ambulante' Host Daniel Alarcón On The Immigrant Experience

Sam revisits his 2017 chat with author and Radio Ambulante host, Daniel Alarcón. They discuss Alarcón's book of short stories, The King Is Always Above The People, which holds a mirror to the immigrant experience in today's political climate. Alarcón also shares his own experiences immigrating from Peru to the U.S. as a child.

'Radio Ambulante' Host Daniel Alarcón On The Immigrant Experience

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Micro Wave: Why Some Fruits Ripen Faster In A Paper Bag

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Maya Erskine (left) is co-creator and co-star of Hulu's PEN15 with Anna Konkle. Hulu hide caption

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Playing The Gender Card: Overlooking And Overthrowing Sexist Stereotypes

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Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

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