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We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us.

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt Lemonada Media

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We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us.

    How Everything Got Out of Control (with Alex Gibney)

    How Everything Got Out of Control (with Alex Gibney)

    Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney chronicles the United States' failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his brand new film, Totally Under Control. Andy and Alex cover what went wrong and why. Hear the first draft of history get underway even as we live it. 

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Alex Gibney on Twitter and Instagram @alexgibneyfilm. 

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

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    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 
    Find out where to watch Totally Under Control: https://neonrated.com/films/totally-under-control
    Watch Andy’s full interview with Christiane Amanpour on why COVID-19 is the ultimate pre-existing condition: https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/10/16/amanpour-andy-slavitt-coronavirus.cnn 
    Check out Andy’s recent Twitter thread on COVID-19 becoming a national crisis: https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/1318191727992311809 
    Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/  
    Volunteer to work at your local polling place this November 3rd: https://www.powerthepolls.org/. 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 45 min
    How Will the Election and Aftermath Go? (with Rahm Emanuel)

    How Will the Election and Aftermath Go? (with Rahm Emanuel)

    Who will win? How is it likely to happen? What matters in the last two weeks? What would a contested election and a transition look like? And how would that affect the management of the pandemic? Andy calls the one political expert who can help answer these questions: Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago and President Obama's first chief of staff. Hear the inside baseball and see who needs a hug after this. 

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Rahm Emanuel on Twitter @RahmEmanuel.

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.
    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 
    Read Rahm’s opinion piece about the election in The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-change-beats-trumps-disruption-11602521888
    Watch the clip of Joe Biden interacting with protesters in Duluth, Minnesota that Rahm mentions in today’s episode: https://twitter.com/OliviaRaisner/status/1307076721389326336 
    Check out Rahm’s article on “Biden Republicans” from back in August: https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-republicans-dont-turn-back-11597507246 
    Learn more about key 2020 battleground states in this article from Politico: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/14/swing-states-2020-presidential-election-429160 
    Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/  
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 35 min
    EXCLUSIVE: One-on-One With Senator Chuck Schumer

    EXCLUSIVE: One-on-One With Senator Chuck Schumer

    Andy has an exclusive interview with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to break down what's at risk if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice: the ACA, LGBTQ rights, women's rights, and labor rights. Senator Schumer provides insights on Mitch McConnell, a contested election scenario, and the health consequences of a hearing with Senators who have tested positive for COVID.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Senator Schumer on Twitter and Instagram @SenSchumer. 

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.
    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 
    Read Amy Coney Barrett’s 2017 article criticizing the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA: https://scholarship.law.nd.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2330&context=law_faculty_scholarship  
    Watch On The Basis of Sex, the film about Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s early life that Senator Schumer mentions in the episode: https://www.focusfeatures.com/on-the-basis-of-sex 
    Help elect a Democratic Senate by contributing to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: https://www.dscc.org/ 
    Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/  
    Volunteer to work at your local polling place this November 3rd: https://www.powerthepolls.org/. 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 27 min
    The Next 12 Months of COVID-19 (with Dr. Zeke Emanuel)

    The Next 12 Months of COVID-19 (with Dr. Zeke Emanuel)

    We all want to know what’s next so Andy calls up Zeke Emanuel, someone who spends a lot of time thinking about just that. Zeke was a special advisor to President Obama and now advises Vice President Joe Biden's coronavirus task force. Andy and Zeke look ahead at what might happen with COVID-19 in the late fall and winter, at what we hope to learn about what COVID-19 does to the human body in the next few years, at how effective a vaccine might be, and at what may change with a Biden victory in November.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Zeke Emanuel on Twitter @ZekeEmanuel.

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.
    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 
    Learn more about Zeke’s comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine plan here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/reports/2020/07/28/488196/comprehensive-covid-19-vaccine-plan/. 
    This article outlines how 11 top-level experts (including Zeke) envision the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/09/25/how-covid-19-pandemic-ends-421122 
    Check out this Atlantic article in which Zeke says if you can grocery shop in person, you can vote in person: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/voting-during-pandemic-pretty-safe/616084/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share. 
    Read Andy’s article about how soft science - not just traditional biomedical science - is needed to rescue the US from COVID-19: https://jamanetwork.com/channels/health-forum/fullarticle/2771804 
    Here is Zeke’s New York Times Op-Ed with Angela Duckworth and Lyle Ungar on the psychology of wearing masks: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/27/opinion/coronavirus-masks.html 
    Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/  
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 40 min
    Update on Trump’s Health…and Ours (with Dr. Bob Wachter and Senator Chris Murphy)

    Update on Trump’s Health…and Ours (with Dr. Bob Wachter and Senator Chris Murphy)

    Andy starts with an update on President Trump’s health and the impact of what’s happening at 1600 Superspreader Avenue with Dr. Bob Wachter. Then, Connecticut senator and ACA advocate Chris Murphy discusses the future of the ACA, what the COVID-19 outbreak among Republican senators means for the Amy Coney Barrett hearings, the looming election, and what you can do to work for a positive outcome for all of those.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Dr. Bob Wachter on Twitter @Bob_Wachter. Follow Senator Chris Murphy on Twitter and Instagram @ChrisMurphyCT. 

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.
    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 
    Watch Senator Chris Murphy speak on the Senate floor about Amy Coney Barrett and the ACA: https://twitter.com/civilrightsorg/status/1311420966887714819 
    Check out the article about constructive alternatives to “doomscrolling” Senator Murphy mentions in today’s episode: https://www.vox.com/21497021/how-to-help-win-election 
    Read more about Dr. Bob Wachter’s reaction to President Trump’s actions since his COVID-19 diagnosis: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Top-UCSF-doctor-slams-Trump-s-motorcade-trip-15620796.php 
    Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/  
    Volunteer to work at your local polling place this November 3rd: https://www.powerthepolls.org/. 
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

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    • 51 min
    How We’re Doing It Wrong and How to Fix It (with Rajiv Shah)

    How We’re Doing It Wrong and How to Fix It (with Rajiv Shah)

    Andy calls up Rajiv Shah, who is leading an initiative in the US to fix our pandemic response. Rajiv is president of the Rockefeller Foundation and former head of USAID, where he led the response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.

    Follow Rajiv Shah on Twitter @rajshah and Instagram @drrajivshah.

    In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ 

     

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!
    Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.
    You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/bubble. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 
    Read The New York Times op-ed Rajiv co-wrote entitled “It Has Come to This: Ignore the C.D.C.:” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/31/opinion/cdc-testing-coronavirus.html
    Learn more about The Rockefeller Foundation’s COVID-19 response: https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/covid-19-response/
    Check out these testing guidelines for schools, businesses, and other institutions created by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation: https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/news/new-report-gives-covid-19-testing-strategies-to-help-americas-communities-open-safely/. 
    Here’s the report from the Duke-Margolis Center Rajiv mentions estimating how much a robust national COVID-19 testing strategy would cost: https://healthpolicy.duke.edu/publications/legislative-and-regulatory-steps-national-covid-19-testing-strategy 
    Are you hoping to vote in the 2020 election? Are you confused about how to request an absentee ballot in your state? This website can help you with that: https://www.betterknowaballot.com/  
    Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date.

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min

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