31 episodes

A joint project of U.S. PIRG and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, this monthly podcast will delve into the critical health threat of antibiotic resistance and what drives it, including antibiotic use in agriculture and human health care, challenges and opportunities in R&D, and more. Co-hosts Matt Wellington and Dr. Lance Price will cover a new topic and feature an expert guest every month. Have questions or want to make suggestions? Write to us at SuperBugsUnplugged@gmail.com. Follow us on social media: @battlesuperbugs @USPIRG.

Superbugs Unplugged Lance Price and Matthew Wellington

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

A joint project of U.S. PIRG and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center, this monthly podcast will delve into the critical health threat of antibiotic resistance and what drives it, including antibiotic use in agriculture and human health care, challenges and opportunities in R&D, and more. Co-hosts Matt Wellington and Dr. Lance Price will cover a new topic and feature an expert guest every month. Have questions or want to make suggestions? Write to us at SuperBugsUnplugged@gmail.com. Follow us on social media: @battlesuperbugs @USPIRG.

    How Chefs Can Help Save Life-saving Antibiotics

    How Chefs Can Help Save Life-saving Antibiotics

    In this month's episode, co-hosts Dr. Lance Price and Matthew Wellington interview award-winning chef, cookbook author, activist, and media personality Mary Sue Milliken. She's best known for her modern Mexican concept, Border Grill restaurants, trucks, and catering, which she runs with her business partner Susan Feniger. Mary Sue Milliken was one of the first chefs to join the Supermoms Against Superbugs movement, an advocacy program run by ARAC's deputy director, Laura Rogers, when she was at the Pew Charitable Trusts. In the episode, Mary Sue shares why she is passionate about antibiotic resistance and how after serving as a Supermom transformed her restaurants to ensure the meat she procures are from animals  raised with responsible antibiotic use. 

    • 36 min
    Understanding the Linkages: Environmentalism, Human Health and Our Food Systems

    Understanding the Linkages: Environmentalism, Human Health and Our Food Systems

    Our latest episode features distinguished Indian environmentalist, political activist, and writer Sunita Narain, who discusses antibiotic resistance as it relates to environmentalism and human health. She's based in New Delhi in India and is a force of nature. You won't want to miss this episode!

    • 45 min
    When Antibiotic Resistance Becomes Personal

    When Antibiotic Resistance Becomes Personal

    Tune into the latest episode of our podcast to hear public health researcher and advocate, Dr. Everly Macario, discuss her personal connection to antibiotic resistance, and its impact on the medical system as we know it.

    • 46 min
    He Took a Hard Look and He Didn't Like What He Saw

    He Took a Hard Look and He Didn't Like What He Saw

    Tune into the latest episode of our podcast to hear ARAC's deputy director, Laura Rogers, discuss the Center's new paper in Science Magazine that calls into question the integrity of the 'Raised without Antibiotics' label claim.

    • 25 min
    It's All About Protecting the Animals

    It's All About Protecting the Animals

    On this episode, Co-Host Matthew Wellington talks with experts from World Animal Protection. Topics addressed include antibiotic over use on industrial farms, animal welfare issues related to these huge farms and the need for a moratorium on additional factory farms in the United States and globally.

    • 44 min
    The Burden of AMR: the GRAM Report, Explained

    The Burden of AMR: the GRAM Report, Explained

    This month’s episode focuses on a recent AMR study published in the Lancet: Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis. Our guest this month is co-author Dr. Kevin Ikuta, Infectious Disease Physician, Assistant Professor at UCLA in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Hospital Epidemiologist at the Greater Los Angeles VA.

    We dive into the details and methods of the report, which areas are most impacted by AMR, and how to tackle this global health crisis.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

petsbud2 ,

Excellent podcast

Educational and entertaining content, but scary (if we don’t take action)