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Host/Writer/Editor-In-Chief: Joe Hanson, Ph.D.
Writer/Researcher: Ellen Airhart
Creative Director: David Schulte
Editors/Animators: Karl Boettcher & Derek Borsheim
Producers: Stephanie Noone & Amanda Fox
Story Editor: Alex Reich
Produced by PBS Digital Studios
Theme Music: Eric Friend/Optical Audio
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