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Every day, the world seems on the brink of crisis. Join Andy Slavitt and experts, policymakers, journalists and thought leaders Monday, Wednesday and Friday to stay informed, safe and … entertained. As a White House advisor, author, crisis response leader, non-partisan counselor to policymakers here and abroad, Andy has been called the ultimate outsider’s insider for a reason. Now, when overlapping crises and a relentless news cycle overwhelm Americans, Andy finds the right helpers to help us move forward together. Smarter. Calmer. Get in the bubble.

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt Lemonada

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Every day, the world seems on the brink of crisis. Join Andy Slavitt and experts, policymakers, journalists and thought leaders Monday, Wednesday and Friday to stay informed, safe and … entertained. As a White House advisor, author, crisis response leader, non-partisan counselor to policymakers here and abroad, Andy has been called the ultimate outsider’s insider for a reason. Now, when overlapping crises and a relentless news cycle overwhelm Americans, Andy finds the right helpers to help us move forward together. Smarter. Calmer. Get in the bubble.

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    Are Schools and Colleges the Next Monkeypox Hotspots?

    Are Schools and Colleges the Next Monkeypox Hotspots?

    Andy looks around the corner to see who may be at risk of Monkeypox next. Should sexually active teenagers and college students get vaccinated? What about toddlers or wrestling teams? Do we need to worry about bedding? Could Monkeypox mutate as it spreads? How close is close contact? Andy gets answers from UCSF Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, who has been working directly with Monkeypox patients, and Baylor College Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology Peter Hotez, who has been offering guidance to concerned parents.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt.

    Follow Drs. Peter Hotez and Peter Chin-Hong on Twitter @PeterHotez and @PCH_SF.

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    Read the study on asymptomatic monkeypox virus infections: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.04.22277226v1
    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/
    Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

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    • 44 min
    How to Treat Your COVID (with Drs. Bob Wachter and Taison Bell)

    How to Treat Your COVID (with Drs. Bob Wachter and Taison Bell)

    With lots of COVID treatments now available, how do you know which one, if any, is right for you? Andy found himself just as confused as the rest of us when he fell ill with the virus. Using his own experience as a case study (as well as the slightly more high profile case of President Biden), Andy seeks answers from UCSF Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Bob Wachter and UVA Critical Care and Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Taison Bell. They run through the four main treatment methods, which one works the best, and examine the link between Paxlovid and rebound cases.

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    Follow Dr. Bob Wachter and Dr. Taison Bell on Twitter @Bob_Wachter and @TaisonBell.

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    Read Andy’s piece in the Atlantic about the three COVID developments he’s holding out hope for: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/covid-variant-spread-immunity-outcome/671024/
    Check out “The Boys,” a new novel written by Bob’s wife, Katie Hafner: https://www.spiegelandgrau.com/theboys
    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/
    Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

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    • 50 min
    Leaving the Bubble for the Real World (with Patton Oswalt)

    Leaving the Bubble for the Real World (with Patton Oswalt)

    COVID is definitely not over, but life is still going on. As we emerge from our bubbles (with no lack of trepidation), Andy calls up comedian Patton Oswalt to talk about what life is like back on the road, making movies again and talking to people in real life, not on Twitter. Then Patton and Andy riff on what justice really looks like for people like Alex Jones and Josh Hawley. Can we find humor in their demise? Will either of them even have a demise? Patton and Andy debate that and more in this laugh-filled episode.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt.

     

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    See Patton’s new movie I Love My, Dad in theaters now and on demand on August 12th.
    Watch Patton’s hilarious Parks and Recreation scene mentioned in the interview.
    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/
    Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 41 min
    The Case for Climate Optimism (with Gavin Schmidt and Leah Stokes)

    The Case for Climate Optimism (with Gavin Schmidt and Leah Stokes)

    The United States is on the brink of passing a climate bill that could get us closer to making real progress against climate change than we’ve ever been before. Gavin Schmidt, climatologist and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, talks with Andy about the seemingly insurmountable number of climate catastrophes we’re currently experiencing and how the the  Inflation Reduction Act may help finally rein in climate change. We also hear from Leah Stokes, a political scientist and environmental expert who helped craft some of the bill’s climate provisions. She explains how the bill would transition large parts of the economy from fossil fuels to clean energy and get us closer to cutting pollution in half. 

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt.

    Follow Gavin Schmidt and Leah Stokes on Twitter at @ClimateOfGavin and @leahstokes 

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    Go to https://www.call4climatenow.com/ to learn how you can urge Senators to pass the Inflation Reduction Act
    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/
    Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

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    • 39 min
    Is the Economy Getting Better? (with Justin Wolfers)

    Is the Economy Getting Better? (with Justin Wolfers)

    With interest rates and prices rising and GDP declining, many Americans want to know: Are we are in a recession, and should we be worried? Andy calls on expert economist Justin Wolfers to explain why the economy may not be as bad as it feels, what the Fed is doing to pump the brakes, and when we might see price increases come under control. Then Justin unpacks the economic elements in the Inflation Reduction Act and predicts whether it will live up to its name and help lower prices.

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    Read more about Wolfer’s thoughts on how high inflation helps homeowners
    Wolfer’s is also quoted in this NYT piece on why high unemployment makes people more unhappy than high inflation 
    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/
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    • 42 min
    How Nasal Vaccines Could Transform the Pandemic (with Eric Topol)

    How Nasal Vaccines Could Transform the Pandemic (with Eric Topol)

    COVID-19 vaccines are no longer blocking infections like they used to. Nasal vaccines could help patch up the holes where the new variants like BA.5 are getting in. Andy talks to physician and scientist Eric Topol about the promising trials underway, when we could see a nasal vaccine hit the market, and why it could transform our pandemic response by providing mucosal immunity.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt.

    Follow Eric Topol on Twitter @EricTopol.

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    Read Eric and Akiko Iwasaki’s piece about how nasal vaccines could achieve mucosal immunity against Omicron: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciimmunol.add9947
    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

usahozierfan2019 ,

I listen the second it comes out

So glad Andy is back. Lots of questions still about how we feel safe and what comes next. Thank you

Tgdghuyr ,

Assault the listeners, incomplete, and softball

Mr. Slavitt will use loud, high-pitch bleeps to edit out bad words, despite this being a podcast with no restrictions. Not welcome to those sensitive to those sounds, particularly when heard via headphones! He doesn’t have the courtesy to just mute out these words.

Further , he rarely directly challenges guests, fails to point out their errors, and has even had guests say opposite points, even tough on the same “side,” without challenging the inconsistencies fully.

podcastjac ,

Glad to be in the bubble with Andy and team!

Brilliantly produced series with a top notch host! Well done. Thanks for keeping us safe and informed.

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