November 4, 2020

EP. 77 — The Shocking Decline in Child Mortality with Dr. Perri Klass

Just a century and change ago, it wasn’t a given that children would actually survive childhood. Dr. Perri Klass and Adam discuss the shocking decline in child mortality since, what life was like in a time when the deaths of children were routine, and the pressures still facing parents in a now child-friendlier world.


ADAM CONOVER [00:00:22] Hello, welcome to “Factually”, I’m Adam Conover, and look, it is the day after the election here in America, but I am not recording this the day after the election because of the way we produced this podcast, I have to record it a couple of days in advance. So we are not able to do an episode that speaks to the exact mental state that you may be in on today that you were listening to this, November 3rd, 2020. And you know what? Let’s just not try. We’ve done our fair share of election episodes. You have probably been mainlining election media for the last couple months. Let’s be honest, two years straight. And I think we all need a break. So in the coming weeks, we will have more episodes about the American political system, democracy, political science, all those good topics. But for today, let’s take a break and talk about something different. Let’s talk about childhood. You know, childhood, that magical time we

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