Only Human

WNYC Studios

Only Human is a show about health that we all can relate to. Because every body has a story.


The 2016 election has certainly felt stressful. But what is the Trump-Clinton saga actually doing to us, physically? It turns out there's a way to measure this. Researchers at the University of Nebraska have been looking at the intersection of biology and politics, and they teamed up with us to conduct an election stress experiment. We scattered across the city and managed to get more than 100 liberals and conservatives to give us spit samples to test their stress levels. And we found some surprising results.