Health & Medicine Episodes

Public health, epidemiology, infectious disease, biotech, medicine, antibiotics, and more
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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Sept. 28, 2020

#99: How You Doin’?

In Episode 99 , Quinn & Brian, with help from Inverse.com, ask: how are YOU feeling? Our guest is: Ali Pattillo , a health and sc…

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Aug. 31, 2020

#95: How to Upgrade Your Microbiome

In Episode 95 , Quinn & Brian ask: how can we upgrade our microbiome (also, what’s a microbiome (also, why does it need upgrading…

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June 15, 2020

GOOD NEWS: What The Hell Is CRISPR?

Back in Episode 51 , Quinn & Brian asked: Are we thinking about CRISPR all wrong (and what the hell is it)? This is one of our mo…

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May 11, 2020

GOOD NEWS: Can Zebrafish Beat Childhood Cancer?

In Episode 75 , Quinn & Brian discussed: Beating the crap out of childhood cancer with science and... zebrafish? Our guests are D…

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April 13, 2020

#90: What It’s Like to be a COVID-19 Lab Rat

In Episode 90 , Quinn & Brian discuss: What it’s like to be a COVID-19 Lab Rat. Our guest is: Allie Broas , an almost-MBA and one…

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March 31, 2020

BEST OF THE BEST: Is COVID-19 America’s Chernobyl?

Way back in Episode 65 , Quinn asked: Was Chernobyl a preventable and rare accident from the past, or a vivid picture of what hap…

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