Sam Kean

Journalist and author. His article, “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Giving,” appears in this month’s issue of The Atlantic.

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Sam Kean is a writer in Washington, D.C. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, Psychology Today, and The New Scientist. He has also published three books which discuss scientific discoveries in a narrative style.

Sam Kean on KCRW

KCRW is holding its pledge drive this week. And it turns out, there’s a whole world of brain chemistry and brain science behind that fuzzy feeling you get when you donate.

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Giving

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