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Chemo Files Episode 5: Talking Baseball

In Episode 5 of the Chemo Files, we’re talking hair loss, open heart surgery, wigs, Iris Apfel — and, of course, baseball

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While we're on winter hiatus we'll be regularly posting episodes from this compelling podcast on breast cancer, as well as those from our October conference NJ Spotlight on Cities.

Thanks to Evan Schwartzman, who supplied musical interludes, and Terry Cashman, composer of “Talkin’ Baseball,” whose song has earwormed its way into our brains and into our hearts. Editing: Warren Levinson. Co-producers: Debbie Galant and Noah Levinson. “Talking’ Baseball” song parody written and performed by Noah.

Debbie Galant is the publisher of Midcentury Modern Magazine, a magazine about age, identity, and generational politics that lives on She is also the co-producer (with her 23-year-old son Noah Levinson) of a podcast called The Chemo Files, about having breast cancer. By day, she explores the future of news as Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. Galant is also a former New York Times columnist, the author of three novels, and the founder of Baristanet, one of the first hyperlocal news sites in the country.

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