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The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.

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The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand—like how new genetic discoveries could change our relationship with our genes or how climate change could accelerate the next pandemic. In season 3, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former city health commissioner, talks to doctors, scientists, culture makers, and policy leaders to dissect how science, policy, and culture shape health. New episodes of America Dissected every Tuesday.

    Food, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

    Food, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

    The COVID-19 vaccines have put the FDA front-and-center in our national COVID-19 response. Between the lag for full COVID-19 vaccine approval, the approval of a questionable new Alzheimer’s drug, and the booster it’s worth asking where the FDA goes from here. Abdul talks to Dr. Scott Gottleib, former FDA Commissioner and author of a new book about the pandemic. 

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    • 53 min
    Rights & Responsibilities on the Res with Rebecca Nagle

    Rights & Responsibilities on the Res with Rebecca Nagle

    Native American tribes were among the hardest hit by COVID-19, losing tribal elders to the virus—and with them irretrievable pieces of their culture and heritage. But no group in America has done more to assure their communities are vaccinated and protected. We speak to Rebecca Nagle, activist, journalist and host of Crooked Media’s This Land podcast about how Native American tribes took on the collective responsibility of vaccinating their communities and what our country can learn from them.

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    • 40 min
    The 20 Year War with Zarlasht Halaimzai

    The 20 Year War with Zarlasht Halaimzai

    This week, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11. The securitization at home and the “war on terror” that followed fundamentally reshaped our country and those in which our country made war. War is the antithesis of public health. We speak with Zarlasht Halaimzai, an Afghan woman who founded the Refugee Trauma Initiative, which takes on the human fallout of violence and displacement, about the lasting consequences of America’s war on terror. 

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    • 42 min
    A Labor of Love with Randi Weingarten

    A Labor of Love with Randi Weingarten

    As children head back to school, masks should be on the shopping list. But, despite CDC recommendations, in many states they won’t be. Abdul talks about the critical work of protecting children in schools and speaks with Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, one of America’s most powerful teacher’s unions about worker safety in the pandemic and in our schools.

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    • 43 min
    Football on the Brain with Dr. Kathleen Bachynski

    Football on the Brain with Dr. Kathleen Bachynski

    As football season approaches, Abdul talks about his years on the field and his growing ambivalence to the sport in the face of new research about its health consequences.He interviews Prof. Kathleen Bachynski, author of “No Game for Boys to Play” about the public health impact of football. 

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    • 46 min
    A Second Opinion with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    A Second Opinion with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    Nobody has come to represent the role of science in taking on this pandemic quite like Dr. Anthony Fauci. He joins Abdul for their second conversation about where we’ve been, where we are now, and how to face down anti-science trolls, even when they come in the shape of US Senators.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Tetley S ,

Clear and accessible

Thank you for this consistently high quality program with centered on current science and highlighting issues of social justice.

Melo O ,

Fantastic Podcast!

Very interesting and informative with impressive guests that not only give you accurate information, they break it down into understandable language. During the worst of the pandemic, Dr. Abdul relayed stories that were cautionary and he was able to put a positive spin on every problem ahead. His medical background helped him ask the best questions of many guests. As the pandemic begins to slow down (somewhat), he continues to help inform us of other problems not only with health but our healthcare system and it’s flaws, some politics, and the science of everyday issues that affect us.

Co.RD ,

Great show

Helpful and informative without being dry or boring. A wide range of expert voices who really break down information so that it’s both accessible and still in-depth. They include nuance that is so often missing from many discussions in today’s society.

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