Pushkin Industries and Audible Release ‘FAUCI’

Pushkin Industries and Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, today released FAUCI the first-ever audio biography of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the most prominent voices in the U.S. response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Written and narrated by New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter, Fauci combines Specter’s unparalleled reporting with exclusive new interviews and archival audio of Dr. Fauci, his wife Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D., and key colleagues and peers. Listeners will hear Dr. Fauci speak firsthand about the harassment and death threats he has received as a result of his leadership, and about the stress of simultaneously combating the Covid-19 pandemic and an information war waged by his boss, the President of the United States.

New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter has covered Dr. Fauci – and global public health – for more than three decades. In FAUCI, Spectertraces the doctor’s life from his childhood as a basketball-loving kid in Brooklyn, through his leadership during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s to today, when the response to the Covid-19 pandemic andthe future of viral research are shaping humanity. With its chorus of voices, archival recordings, and original score, FAUCI brings the immediacy and energy of the best documentary podcasts to the audiobook format. FAUCI runs approximately three hours in length. 

FAUCI isavailable within the Audible Plus catalog. Recently made available, Audible Plus is a new all-you-can-listen service, providing access to an array of Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts that span genres, lengths and formats, and it can be streamed instantly or downloaded for offline listening. Audible Plus allows members greater selection through unlimited access to a robust catalog. Audible Premium Plus members will have access to the constantly expanding Audible Plus catalog in addition to one credit per month which can be used for any piece of content outside the Plus catalog, regardless of price or length. Each credit is usable for any title in the entire Audible library. In addition to the Audible app, the Audible Plus catalog is also available across Alexa-enabled devices and Amazon Fire tablets.


Michael Specter has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. He is also Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. Since joining The New Yorker he has written about agricultural biotechnology, the global AIDS epidemic, avian influenza, and new ways to edit DNA, among other stories. Specter worked at The New York Times as a Rome-based foreign correspondent and co-chief of the Moscow Bureau. He was also national science correspondent and then New York Bureau Chief of The Washington Post. 


Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg.  In 2019 Pushkin launched four new shows into the top 10 on the Apple Podcast charts:  Against the Rules, hosted by bestselling author and journalist Michael Lewis; Cautionary Tales from Financial Times columnist Tim Harford; The Happiness Lab, hosted by Dr. Laurie Santos; and Solvable.  Pushkin is also home to Gladwell’s Revisionist History, and produced the bestselling audiobook version of Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers (Hachette Audio, 2019).  Visit pushkin.fm for more information.  @PushkinPods on Twitter.  


Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the world’s largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible content includes more than 550,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.