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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.

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Abdul dissects the critical role of trust in public health--and how the pandemic challenged it. He interviews Andy Slavitt, a former Obama health official and former member of the Biden COVID-19 Task Force on going from an outside commentator on the pandemic to the White House and what he learned about COVID-19 from inside the belly of the beast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul dissects the incentives that drive Big Pharma and how they tend to get in the way of getting medications to those who need them most. Then he interviews Priti Krishtel and Tahir Amin of the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge about their work to take on the pharmaceutical industry and deliver vaccines to the world. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul dissects the politics underneath Texas’s new anti-choice bill. Then he speaks with Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights about the wave of anti-abortion legislation sweeping the states, and what they mean for the fight over Reproductive Rights in the US. For a transcript of this show, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul cuts into how the climate of misinformation and politicization forced us to change the way we talk about science. Then he sits down with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, and a 20-year veteran of medical journalism, to learn how the pandemic changed his perspective on his work. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Abdul shares how he found his passion for public health. He lays out why we have to pay attention to the space where science, culture, and politics meet to understand what really shapes our health. And he shares what listeners can look forward to in Season 3 of America Dissected. For a transcript of this show, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The pandemic reminds us that when it comes to health, there’s so much more out there to understand. Every week, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner, is joined by leading doctors, scientists, culturemakers, and policy leaders, to dissect the trends shaping our health. New episodes out every Tuesday, starting Tuesday 5/4. Subscribe now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on the pandemic and what it’s taught us about ourselves and our societies. Then Abdul shares his own vaccine experience and talks to America Dissected listeners—including Crooked’s own Akilah Hughes—about theirs. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul salutes the frontline healthcare providers. Then he talks to Jenny Gold, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, and Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez, Emergency Medicine Resident at UCSF Fresno about the challenges of being a new doctor in a pandemic. You can find a transcript of this episode at crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul talks reflects on the little joys the pandemic robbed from us--and the big impact they have on the businesses that provide them. Then he talks to Corby Kummer, food critic and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Food & Society Program and Chef Amanda Cohen, Chef & Owner of Dirt Candy in New York City about their new Safety First restaurant COVID-19 safety protocols. You can find a transcript of this episode at crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul breaks down why we were so ill-prepared for COVID-19. Then he talks to John Auerbach, former Associate Director of the CDC and President and CEO of the Trust for America’s Health about their new report on the state of public health emergency preparedness—and what we need to do to fix it. You can find a full transcript of this episode at crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on how our healthcare system got here. Then he talks to Rep. Pramila Jayapal about the new Medicare for All bill in the House, and what it tells us about the lessons we have to learn from this pandemic. You can find a transcript of this episode at crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on the increase in violence against the Asian-American community. He then talks to Dr. Julie Morita, Former Chicago City Health Commissioner, Member of President Biden’s COVID-19 Transition Task Force, and Executive Vice President at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about the lessons we’ve learned and those we yet need to. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on a year of COVID-19 and discusses what’s in the COVID-19 relief package. He then talks to Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer at Partners in Health, a global health non-profit organization operating in the US and abroad, about what it will take for America to lead globally on COVID-19.  You can find a full transcript of this episode at crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on how important public opinion—and its shapers—have been to the pandemic. He then talks to Chris Jackson, a pollster and Vice President at Ipsos, about their weekly pandemic public opinion poll and what it tells us about where we are and where we’re going. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on the economic consequences of COVID-19. Abdul talks to Jane Oates, President of WorkingNation and former Labor Department Official under President Obama, about the unequal burden of lost livelihoods among women. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul sets expectations on how our current pandemic will end. He then poses the question to John Barry, author of the definitive book about the last great pandemic, The Great Influenza, to see what we can learn from history. For a transcript of this episode, please visit: crooked.com/americadissected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul talks about how our failure to invest in public health is hurting our vaccine effort. He talks to Dr. Angie Rasmussen, America Dissected’s resident virologist to break down the new variants and what they tell us about where we go from here. For a transcript of this episode, please visit: crooked.com/americadissected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul reflects on the power and responsibility of American leadership--and what it means for how the US must lead on COVID-19. He talks to Brian Beutler, Editor-in-Chief at Crooked Media and host of season 2 of the podcast Rubicon, focused on President Biden’s first 100 days.  For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/americadissected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul explains the race between virus and vaccine. He reflects on how history’s racism is shaping the COVID-19 response today. He talks to Dr. Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard and former Health Commissioner for New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Abdul dissects President Biden’s COVID19 executive orders and reflects on what COVID-19’s showed us about our healthcare system. He talks to Dr. Micah Johnson, resident physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Abdul’s co-author on the new book “Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (18)

Cody Buttron

I'm having trouble understanding my own psychology on the structural racism. I know that all people are asking for is support and understanding to help reform system, but I can't help but feel attacked and acused of being racist for being born into a system I had no part in creating. I think that in my mind I am being asked to be ashamed and bear the burden for the terrible people that came before I was even born and the terrible people who still exist and I have no control over. I feel like we are not painting a picture of the future we all want. We are making snap decisions in pain, anger because we need solutions immediately before more people die or have their lives destroyed by a broken system. This change in society will take so many more generations to reach a true level of equality but I belive we are at a tipping point but people are like Ubleck (non-Newtonian fluid) if you push them to change quick they resist even harder and if you change slowly eventually you will get there but how much suffering can you continue to ask people to take while you have figure thing out. Uughh, there is just no way out of this and I'm lost on how to make it right so I just do nothing. All can do is try to not be a person who rejects hate in all its forms to the best of my ability while trying to live in a country and a world that can't get enough of it.

May 25th
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Alex Mercedes

13:31 ...you can't see your audience during a podcast...

Sep 17th
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Alex Mercedes

one positive byproduct of COVID is the stark exposure of the flaws of the US style of capitalism where corporations own run exploit oppress dominate every aspect of living. the artist discusses it plainly here.

Sep 17th
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Alex Mercedes

gosh I love this podcast. so glad it exists. if only Dr. El-Sayed's questions were more succinct... I wonder if he would consider asking only one or two questions at a time -- rather than 4 or 5 questions connected by commentary? the guests end up answering only 1 or 2 of the bundle of questions posed -- maybe because who can remember so many questions asked at the same time? it's not a huge deal -- like I said, I love this pod -- but now and then a great question goes unanswered because it gets lost in the lengthy lead-in.

Sep 9th
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KrysLouise36

the last episode cut off at 100% before it was over can you please upload the full content

Apr 17th
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Eddie Ronayne

Stop the political stuff. Very transparent in last couple of podcasts. Stick to science, not left wing idealogy. You think the China figures are accurate? Come on

Mar 21st
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Heidi M. Fanning

I just can't stand the way he says "anabotics." Is it really that difficult to enunciate the word antibiotics?

Feb 20th
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Andrew Permafide Greaves

the other side of the coin is the OH SO OBVIOUS suppression by the sick care community that health and nutrition is extremely dependent on your diet, but this podcast really doesnt cover that, and also doesnt do a good job of covering alternative modalities that do work "yoga and acupuncture" mentioned at the beginning, also the suppression of cannabis research is huge!!

Nov 13th
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Samantha Jayne

never stop making episodes. I'm loving your podcast. thank you

Nov 8th
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Mark Abersold

Fascinating and illuminating. And further evidence that the way we are building our cities, particularly the suburbs, is bad for human health.

Oct 30th
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Em

While Dr. El Sayed’s bright input into the podsphere and general media is a great thing, each episode of this podcast feels like a race to state the obvious. Is it just me, or does it seem as though the show’s producers consider the audience to be unschooled, daft, provincial?

Oct 22nd
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Alex Penney

Great podcast, and a great addition to the Crooked Media suite of tools😄

Oct 10th
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Ricardo Mota

if there was ever an argument on why capitalism doesn't work. here it is.

Oct 10th
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Sage Dalrymple

idk why if Carolyn believes in science, she chooses to support a company that spreads lies and misinformation. there are so many reputable beauty products out there from better companies. also there's so many great naturopaths out there who like, go to school and take continuing Ed classes on this stuff. there's just no excuse to buy from goop if you think you're a smart person lol

Oct 3rd
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