300 episodes

A truly independent voice bringing you everything from home remedies to the latest medical advances.



Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss their research on issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.



For more than four decades, the Graedons have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health.



Tune in to get up to speed in less than 5 minutes on the week's breaking health news at the top of each podcast.



The podcast provides insights not found anywhere else about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Hear stories about side effects, interactions, and generic drug complications that often haven’t yet reached the FDA.



You will discover details on home remedies, too: foods, herbs, and supplements that can ease the symptoms of common ailments. Our listeners often share their own valuable experiences on our website, and we frequently discuss those stories on the podcast as well.

The People's Pharmacy Joe and Terry Graedon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 796 Ratings

A truly independent voice bringing you everything from home remedies to the latest medical advances.



Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss their research on issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.



For more than four decades, the Graedons have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health.



Tune in to get up to speed in less than 5 minutes on the week's breaking health news at the top of each podcast.



The podcast provides insights not found anywhere else about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Hear stories about side effects, interactions, and generic drug complications that often haven’t yet reached the FDA.



You will discover details on home remedies, too: foods, herbs, and supplements that can ease the symptoms of common ailments. Our listeners often share their own valuable experiences on our website, and we frequently discuss those stories on the podcast as well.

    Life-Saving Lessons for COVID-19 from the Ebola Epidemic

    Life-Saving Lessons for COVID-19 from the Ebola Epidemic

    We are heartbroken that Dr. Paul Farmer, with whom we spoke in this episode, died suddenly on Feb. 21, 2022. He was a true hero. Our condolences to his family and colleagues. We are airing this interview in memoriam. In 2014, an Ebola epidemic broke out in three countries of West Africa–Liberia, Guinea and Sierra […]

    • 59 min
    Show 1301: What Are Forever Chemicals Doing in Food Packaging?

    Show 1301: What Are Forever Chemicals Doing in Food Packaging?

    In our nationally syndicated radio show this week, our guests discuss “forever chemicals” (PFAS) used in a wide range of products. How do they affect our health? What Are PFAS, or Forever Chemicals? Scientists refer to a large class of synthetic chemicals, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, as “forever chemicals.” A Dupont chemist created […]

    • 59 min
    Show 1300: How Vitamin D and Omega-3s Help Your Health

    Show 1300: How Vitamin D and Omega-3s Help Your Health

    In our nationally syndicated radio show this week, we consider the benefits of two dietary supplements against autoimmune diseases. Although health care providers are sometimes skeptical about the value of supplements, the VITAL trial represents gold-standard research. In fact, this large, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial demonstrated that vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids each reduce […]

    • 59 min
    Show 1299: Is Evidence-Based Medicine an Illusion?

    Show 1299: Is Evidence-Based Medicine an Illusion?

    In our nationally syndicated radio show this week, we consider the strengths and shortcomings of evidence-based medicine. Compared to the alternatives–basing medical care on opinion or tradition–evidence-based medicine sounds like a great idea. As currently practiced, however, it falls far short of its potential. What Is Evidence-Based Medicine? Philosopher and bioethicist Leemon McHenry describes the […]

    • 59 min
    Show 1298: The Health Benefits of Tart Cherries

    Show 1298: The Health Benefits of Tart Cherries

    In our nationally syndicated radio show this week, we talk with two scientists who have been studying how eating cherries affects our physiology. Both are experts in sports medicine who have done some intriguing research that may convince you to include tart cherries in your diet. Tart Cherries for Precovery: First we speak with Dr. […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How Near Death Experiences Transform People's Lives

    How Near Death Experiences Transform People's Lives

    For many years, possibly even centuries, some people who unexpectedly survived a life-threatening event have recounted amazing experiences. Between the time they appeared to die and when they revived, they often encountered places and beings unlike those of everyday life. What should we make of such near death experiences? Reports from the Operating Room: Occasionally, […]

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
796 Ratings

796 Ratings

wetzupdocHAv ,

Very useful info, but...

Very useful- discussions with experts in their fields on subject concerning everyday health. I’ve learned much that I apply, often on a daily basis. But, FRUSTRATING that it takes Joel forever to get out a question, going on needlessly with details that are obvious or were even just discussed. It’s like he’s trying to fill in time, which is also the impression from so many re-introductions with long titles. That said, I grin and bear it, or grimace; it’s usually worth it.

walnut rain ,

My favorite podcast

I have followed this podcast for years now. It has always been my favorite. Credible guests,interesting topics, excellent interview skills, and absolutely love Terry’s calm and soothing voice. Please keep up the excellent work. Thank you!!!

Orlando I. ,

Almost part of the family

My wife and I have been listening to the people’s family for years while living in North Carolina. Thanks to the portability of podcasts we have continued to enjoy them from anywhere. With time I’ve learn to follow their advice to be respectful of all drugs and especially not getting too casual about over-the-counter drugs. Keep up the good work. We look forward to show number 2000 and beyond!

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