Michael Potter on NPR’s Fresh Air

September 8, 2010

Did everyone catch Dr. Michael Potter of the University of Kentucky talking to Terri Gross on Fresh Air, in an episode unfortunately titled, “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Bedbugs…”? Here’s, um, a little taste: “Bedbugs don’t stay on the host — they scurry away to their hidden harborages that are far from obvious,” […]

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Fear of bed bugs: hysteria and reality

August 31, 2010

Let’s consider the fear of bed bugs. Here is the transcript of a conversation between host Ira Flatow, Psychologist Dr. Kevin Ochsner (of Columbia University), and producer Flora Lichtman about psychological reactions to bed bugs, which aired in the Science Friday segment on NPR’s Talk of the Nation last week. I first want to direct […]

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