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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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    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. 

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    Go to https://www.call4climatenow.com/ to learn how you can urge Senators to pass the Inflation Reduction Act
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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 
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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.

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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
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    • 41 min
    Who’s Most at Risk of Monkeypox as It Spreads

    Who’s Most at Risk of Monkeypox as It Spreads

    Monkeypox is currently spreading mostly within the queer community, but experts warn the diseases could expand its reach into other groups where skin-to-skin contact is common, from wrestling teams to spas. Guest host Stephanie Wittels Wachs speaks with Dr. Jay Varma and scientist and queer activist Joseph Osmundson about why cases continue to spread, including a poor rollout of available vaccines, treatment, and testing. They also discuss how to stay protected if you or a loved one is in an at-risk group.

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    Follow Dr. Joseph Osmundson and Dr. Jay Varma on Twitter @reluctantlyjoe and @DrJayVarma.

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    Read the piece written by Jay and Joe about the urgent need to expand access to Monkeypox treatments: https://www.statnews.com/2022/07/15/monkeypox-patients-should-not-be-left-to-suffer-when-an-fda-approved-drug-could-help/
    Read about why 300,000 vaccine doses sat unused as Monkeypox spread in New York: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/25/nyregion/nyc-monkeypox-vaccine-doses-denmark.html
    Listen to Andy’s previous episode about Monkeypox with epidemiologist Anne Rimoin: https://lemonadamedia.com/podcast/should-we-worry-about-monkeypox-with-anne-rimoin/
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    • 45 min
    Why Do Some People Keep Getting COVID? (with Eric Topol)

    Why Do Some People Keep Getting COVID? (with Eric Topol)

    With BA.5 infecting and reinfecting people around the world, Andy wants to know why some people keep getting COVID while others seemingly never contract the virus. Apart from your daily safety decisions, it may have to do with your genetics, gut microbiome, and defense proteins called interferons. Physician and scientist Eric Topol breaks down these theories for Andy as they discuss BA.5’s severity compared to earlier versions of Omicron and what variant could come next.

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    Read Eric’s Substack article on the three lines of defense against COVID-19 in our immune system: https://erictopol.substack.com/p/its-the-virus-stupid
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    • 34 min
    The Jan 6 Enablers Won’t Quit Trump (with Mark Leibovich)

    The Jan 6 Enablers Won’t Quit Trump (with Mark Leibovich)

    The January 6 hearings have proven how few people in Donald Trump’s inner circle stood up against his mission to overthrow the election results. How did we get to the point where someone was able to run over the country in such a roughshod way with little resistance? Andy speaks with author and reporter Mark Leibovich about the people who rolled over in submission to Trump’s antics and what it reveals about the current GOP. He offers glimpses inside his time interviewing key players like Eric Trump and Lindsey Graham at the Trump Hotel bar, and a prediction on whether Trump could win the nomination and the presidency again in 2024.

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    Follow Mark Leibovich on Twitter @MarkLeibovich.

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    Read an essay adapted from Mark’s book: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/kevin-mccarthy-lindsey-graham-trump-devotion-2024-election/661508/
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    • 37 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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