America Dissected

America Dissected

America Dissected

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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.
  1. July 12, 2022
    51 min
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    What the Discovery of Blood Flow Can Teach Us About Science Itself with Dr. Dhun Sethna
    A 400 year old medical discovery can teach us a lot about sciene today.
  2. July 05, 2022
    49 min
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    How AIDS Activists Weaponized Art to Fight a Pandemic with Jack Lowery
    Abdul speaks with Jack Lowery, author of the “It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful,” about Gran Fury and how it weaponized art to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  3. June 28, 2022
    1 hr 24 min
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    The Fall of Roe. Mailbag & Interview with Attorney General Dana Nessel
    Roe v. Wade has fallen. What comes next?
  4. June 21, 2022
    53 min
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    The Kids Are Not Alright with John Woodrow Cox
    Abdul sits down with John Woodrow Cox, author of “Children under Fire,” to talk about the blast radius of gun violence among children.
  5. June 14, 2022
    52 min
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    Monkeypox! with Prof. Anne Rimoin
    Is Monkeypox the next COVID-19?
  6. May 17, 2022
    44 min
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    Abortion is Healthcare with Dr. Heather Irobunda
    Anti-abortion activists always try to depersonalize abortion, as if its some abstract issue that doesn’t involve real people. With the impending fall of Roe v. Wade, Abdul re-personalizes it. He speaks with obs…
  7. May 03, 2022
    53 min
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    Insulinated From the Price of It with T1International
    Millions of people with diabetes simply can’t live without insulin. Discovered over a century ago, it’s patent was sold for $1. But today, pharmaceutical corporations have arbitrarily raised insulin prices, lea…
  8. April 26, 2022
    56 min
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    Ai-Jen Poo Needs us to Care about Carers
    Millions of Americans work inside our homes–as carers and cleaners–taking care of the people and places we value most. Though they do the most important work in our lives, work that we would only entrust to few…
  9. April 19, 2022
    57 min
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    Pain Points with Dr. Haider Warraich
    Millions of Americans live with chronic pain. But we have yet to fully contend with the impact pain has on people–and our ability to treat pain remains limited. In fact, our failure to engage with the complexit…
  10. April 12, 2022
    49 min
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    The Means of Consumption with Malik Yakini
    Food insecurity affects millions of Americans — a disproportionate number of them are Black. What are the consequences of the way we produce food in our society — and how do they shape who gets healthy, accessi…
  11. April 05, 2022
    57 min
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    Seeking Refuge with David Miliband
    Nearly four million people have left Ukraine since Putin invaded their country. They need housing, food, and work. But so do the million who’ve fled war in countries like Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Ab…
  12. March 29, 2022
    30 min
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    Period Poverty with Lynette Medley
    Menstruation is a fundamental part of the physiology of nearly half of the people on Earth. But we don’t talk about it that way–it’s taboo, unspoken, and ignored. Period stigma has left state governments across…
  13. March 22, 2022
    46 min
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    Bracket Buster with Prof. Tim Fong
    Online sports betting has exploded over the past few years as 18 states have legalized it. Already a $70 Billion market, it’s projected to double in the next five years. But what does the rise of online sports…
  14. March 15, 2022
    39 min
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    Daylight Shavings Time with Dr. Muhammad Adeel Rishi
    Spring forward has taken all the spring out of my step. It’s even worse from my four year old who’s super confused about why she has to wake up an hour earlier every day. But beyond the annoyance and the lack o…
  15. March 08, 2022
    42 min
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    State of the Pandemic with Dr. Don Burke
    COVID really is over this time, right? Abdul reflects on the fact that public health is about what we do in the background when no one is paying attention–and how now is not the time for public health leaders t…
  16. March 01, 2022
    40 min
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    On the Beaten Path with Dr. Shane O’Mara
    Who knew “take a hike” was really powerful health advice? Abdul reflects on the power of one of the most basic things humans can do. Then he speaks with Neuroscientist and author Shane O’Mara about his book “In…

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