Episode 1 Strange Danger

Andy Zaltzman. (Photo: Lucy Sutton)

Lots of things you didn’t know were dangerous, but are, including Election Day, a lack of sleep, and truck drivers. Our panel of experts weighs in:

Anthony Marx, president of the New York Public Library and former president of Amherst College, who lied his way into South Africa during apartheid times.

Debora Spar, president of Barnard College of Columbia University and author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection. She speaks faster backwards than you do forwards.

Andy Zaltzman, comedian, political satirist, and host of The Bugle podcast, who moonlights as a midwife very occasionally.

Featuring “Real-Time Human Fact-Checker” Jody Avirgan, podcast host at FiveThirtyEight.