This was my first story for Planet Money. It was actually the product of a group effort – Jillian Weinberger, Julia Longoria, Elaine Chen, Kenny Malone and Cayce Means all collaborated on this story when we worked together at WNYC. It was produced without knowing what show it would run on, and sat in the can for nearly two years. I was thrilled when it finally made it to air.
It’s a story about a new treatment for snakebite that was developed by a very, very dedicated scientist. Oh and one of the guys from the Talking Heads.