Independent journalist and documentary field producer
I’m an independent journalist and documentary field producer from California. I focus on science, health, drug policy, biology, and more. My reporting and criticism have appeared in Smithsonian, Discover, Undark, The Outline, VICE, Motherboard, The Fix, LA Weekly, Phoenix New Times, and many others. I’ve helped produce documentaries for Fusion, AJ+, NBC, Golf Digest, and BNN. I co-host the podcast Narcotica (narcocast.com) and my website is troyfarah.com
California, PA, USA|English
Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?
Forgotten man, forgotten disease—Aniru Conteh and the battle against Lassa fever
For Medical Marijuana, Is it the Whole Plant That Matters?
Apologizing All the Time Could Be a Sign of Anxiety
E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous for People Who Don’t Already Smoke
People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids
A Bill That Would Save Lives in Pennsylvania Probably Won't Pass
CBD Could Help People Smoke Fewer Cigarettes
To Combat Binge Drinking, a Search for Chemical Solutions
While We Worry About Honeybees, Other Pollinators Are Disappearing
Drugs from Bugs: Bioprospecting Insects to Fight Superbugs
Why Did a Venomous Fish Evolve a Glowing Eye Spike?
A Brief and Beautiful History of Neuroimaging
Scientists Gave Monkeys Ayahuasca and It Helped Their Depression
The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance
Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana
This Russian Start-up Wants to Put Billboards in Space. Astronomers Aren’t Impressed
How Do We Get Four Billion People Online?
The Microlaunch Space Race Has Begun
These Guys Plan to Beam High-Speed Internet to Los Angeles From the Top of a Nearby Hill
Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain
California Lawmakers Want Twitter Bots Branded With Disclaimers
People Think Differently Around Robots — Especially When They're Mean
A Bleary Unicorn: The Elusive Hangover Cure
Misc. Journalism—Education, Drug Policy, Music
Meet the Snake That Hunts Birds With a Spider On Its Tail
Scientists Used Cellphones and Sewage to Pinpoint Neighborhoods With Drug Users
Weed Seems to Protect Your Liver From the Effects of Hard Drinking
Should Pregnant Women Be Allowed To Use Opioids Under Medical Supervision?
Wine And Whines: Listening To Insect Booty Calls To Preserve Vineyards
Why Doesn’t Health Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?
MDMA Makes Octopuses Want to Mingle, Too
Can Ketamine Improve ‘Electroshock’ Therapy?
The latest dangerous drug trend doesn’t actually exist
The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies
California Bill Would Help More Foster Youth Claim Financial Aid
Even After Overdosing, Most Pain Patients Still Get Opioids
Kentucky Lawmakers Are Leading the Fight to Federally Legalize Hemp
Here's How Trump's Proposed NEA Budget Cuts Will Affect Arizona Music Organizations
An Iraqi Painter Moved to America for a Better Life and Got Robbed Anyway
Ayahuasca Afterglow — How Post-Trip Mindfulness May Play A Part In Treating Depression
Emerging Drug Threats and the Whac-a-Mole Theory
Flagstaff, Arizona, Is Giving Panhandlers Coupons to Stop Them from Buying Drugs
YACHT Mess With Fax Machines and Uber to Comment on Modern Technology
Saul Williams Speaks About New Album and How to Remain Subversive
Dystropia: Examining the Trope of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Weird Al: Parody Pastor
Casa Butthole Record Collective Gives "Weirdo Musicians of Color an Outlet"