David Plotz
David Plotz

David Plotz, the former editor of Slate, is host of the Political Gabfest and is also CEO of Atlas Obscura. Before joining Slate in 1996, Plotz was a senior editor and staff writer for the Washington City Paper. Plotz has written for The New York Times MagazineHarper'sRolling StoneGQ, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, among other publications. He is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, based on his "Blogging the Bible" series for Slate.

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Author: David Plotz | Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Release Date: June 28, 2005
It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor from its roster of Nobel-laureate scientists, mathematical prodigies, successful businessmen, and star athletes.
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