Health & Medicine Episodes

Public health, epidemiology, infectious disease, biotech, medicine, antibiotics, and more
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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March 27, 2020

Special Edition: How You Can Help — And (Mostly) Still Stay Home

If you've been wondering how else you can help fight coronavirus besides staying at home in sweatpants, this episode is for you. …

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March 9, 2020

#87: What's In Your Moisturizer, Anyways?

In Episode 87, Quinn & Brian ask: What, exactly, are we putting on our bodies (and why aren’t more people asking questions about …

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March 3, 2020

Special Edition: How to Survive the Coronavirus (With Your Sanity Int…

In this special episode, Quinn (with some help from our friends at the CDC and elsewhere) talks you through everything you need t…

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Oct. 1, 2019

#80: Mosquitoes. The Serial Killers of Nature. Should We Make Them Go…

In Episode 80, Quinn & Brian discuss Quinn’s wife’s least favorite thing: Mosquitoes! Our guest is Dr. Natalie Kofler, a trained …

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Aug. 21, 2019

BEST OF THE BEST: Where Does Ebola Go From Here?

In Episode 62, Quinn & Brian asked: Where does Ebola go from here? Our guest is Karin Huster, a Field Coordinator at Doctors With…

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July 23, 2019

#75: Can Zebrafish Beat Childhood Cancer?

In Episode 75, Quinn & Brian discuss: Beating the crap out of childhood cancer with science and... zebrafish? We’re getting reall…

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April 16, 2019

#62: Where Does Ebola Go From Here?

In Episode 62, Quinn & Brian ask: Where does Ebola go from here? Our guest is Karin Huster, a Field Coordinator at Doctors Withou…

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March 26, 2019

#59: Is Florida the Harbinger of Doom? (Probably)

In Episode 59, Quinn & Brian ask: Is Florida the harbinger of doom? (Probably) Our guest is Dr. Salvador Almagro-Moreno, an Assis…

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Jan. 22, 2019

#51: Are We Thinking About CRISPR All Wrong (& What the Hell is CRISP…

In Episode 51, Quinn & Brian ask: Are we thinking about CRISPR all wrong (and what the hell is CRISPR)? Our guest is C. Brandon O…

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Jan. 15, 2019

BEST OF 2018: New Antibiotics in a Post-Antibiotic Era

Back in Episode 19, Quinn & Brian asked: What’s the future of antibiotics? To find out, we sat down with bowtie enthusiast and p…

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