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IRE Radio Podcast | The Dean’s Double Life

An anonymous tip led the Los Angeles Times to a shocking revelation about the University of Southern California’s medical school dean, an internationally renowned physician. Faculty and staff had complained for years about dean Carmen Puliafito’s conduct, but it wasn’t until the Times uncovered his secret drug use and partying that he was removed from the university. On this week’s episode, Paul Pringle of the L.A. Times takes us through his investigation into the dean’s double life.

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Noe Noe (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Club Count (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Circle Deserrat (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

A Certain Lightness (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Faithless Constellation (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Seamless (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0



Taylor Blatchford reported this episode. Tessa Weinberg is our host. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. Blake Nelson draws our episode art. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.

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