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Aug 10, 2020

How do social injustices contribute to health problems among Black Americans? Today, we look at racial disparities through the lens of kidney disease. Dr. Tanjala Purnell and Dr. Deidra Crews talk with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about a confluence of factors—including harmful experiences and societal barriers to equal...


Aug 7, 2020

A special episode today as Dr. Josh Sharfstein discusses Henrik Ibsen’s play, The Enemy of the People, with Dr. Leonardo Lisi, Hopkins professor and an expert in 19th century Scandinavian literature and philosophy. The play, which was written in 1882, draws parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic like the vilification of...


Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Mikhail “Doctor Mike” Varshavski, D.O., a board certified family medicine physician, has amassed six million subscribers on YouTube where he posts fun and engaging videos that demystify healthcare and combat misinformation. Doctor Mike talks to Dr. Josh about his “edutainment” approach to inform and engage...


Aug 5, 2020

India’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, or PM-JAY, was founded in 2018 as a government-funded health insurance initiative that provides free services to the poorest 40% of the population. Dr. Indu Bhushan, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Authority and CEO of the PM-JAY, talks with Sara Bennett...


Aug 4, 2020

Forty million people are at risk of eviction in the US as a result of COVID-19-related unemployment. Emily Benfer, Wake Forest law professor and co-creator of the Princeton Eviction Lab’s COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard, talks with Stephanie Desmon about what could be the biggest housing crisis in US history and the...