Health & Medicine Episodes

Public health, epidemiology, infectious disease, biotech, medicine, antibiotics, and more
June 8, 2022

Why We Can't Focus

We are all being pulled in so many different directions. The clock is ticking and we have a climate and virus and society and eco…

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May 3, 2022

Internal Activism

If you give a shit, well, you’ve probably had at least a few moments where the enormity of what’s in front of us has challenged y…

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March 21, 2022

3 Billion Shots, Part Deux

A little while ago, I had a conversation with Dr. Madhukar Pai about vaccine equity. In it, I tried to understand why and how dev…

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Feb. 28, 2022

The Cure of a Lifetime

Jafar Tabebordbar was in his early 30’s, living and working as an accountant in Shiraz, Iran, when he became a father. It was 198…

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Jan. 31, 2022

3 Billion Shots

It's been 26 months since so many of us took our kids out of schools, downloaded an app called Zoom, and started videoconferencin…

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Dec. 21, 2021

129. Indigenous DNA

In Episode 129 , Quinn tries to better understand data privacy, data stewardship, and what it means for Indigenous cultures in th…

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Nov. 1, 2021

124. Birth Control 2.0

In Episode 124 , Quinn interviews Dr. Elizabeth Ruzzo , a brilliant human geneticist who left the world of academia to launch ady…

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July 19, 2021

118. F*cking Mosquitoes

In Episode 118 , Quinn discusses: the big mosquito problem . Our guest is Dr. Omar Akbari , one of the world’s pre-eminent biotec…

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June 28, 2021

116: What Really Happens When You Just Give People Money?

In Episode 116 , Quinn wants to know: why is simply giving people money the most effective way to 1) help them make positive chan…

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June 22, 2021

Best of the Best: Do We Really Know What’s in that Moisturizer (& Whe…

In light of new research on toxic ingredients, it looks like America might finally start regulating cosmetic products, so it’s a …

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May 19, 2021

112. The Next Pandemic

Oh, when we were young and so naive. In Episode #9 (!), Quinn and Brian got to know Dr. Nahid Bhadelia , an infectious diseases p…

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April 26, 2021

109. Introducing “What Can I Do?”

In Episode 109 , Quinn & Brian try to help answer the eternal question: What can I do? Our guest is Frank Buncom IV , Head of Pro…

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April 5, 2021

#106: Black Moms Matter

In Episode 106 , Quinn & Brian ask: Why is it so dangerous to have Black babies in America? Our guest is Congresswoman Lauren Und…

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March 15, 2021

#104: Global.Health: Big Data for Good

In Episode 104 , Quinn & Brian discuss: the future of data and medicine. Our guests are: Robel Kassa & Dr. Sam Scarpino , two of …

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March 8, 2021

#103: Black Hearts Matter

In Episode 103 , Quinn & Brian ask: Why do so many more Black people die after heart transplants than everybody else? Our guests …

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