America Dissected

Latest Episodes

Big Pharma’s big fraud with Dr. Aaron Kesselheim

July 27, 2021 - 41:13
Abdul dissects the FDA’s disastrous decision to approve the new Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab despite the evidence that it fails to...

Pandemic Olympics with Peter Vanderkaay

July 20, 2021 - 31:31
Abdul breaks down the risks--and rewards--inherent in holding an international athletic competition in the middle of a pandemic. He...

Whose problem is it anyway? with Wayne Brady

July 13, 2021 - 40:05
Abdul dissects why our society makes it so hard for people with mental illness to get care. Then he interviews comedian and performer...

About The Show

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.

More Episodes

Big Pharma’s big fraud with Dr. Aaron Kesselheim

July 27, 2021 - 41:13
Abdul dissects the FDA’s disastrous decision to approve the new Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab despite the evidence that it fails to...

Pandemic Olympics with Peter Vanderkaay

July 20, 2021 - 31:31
Abdul breaks down the risks--and rewards--inherent in holding an international athletic competition in the middle of a pandemic. He...

Whose problem is it anyway? with Wayne Brady

July 13, 2021 - 40:05
Abdul dissects why our society makes it so hard for people with mental illness to get care. Then he interviews comedian and performer...

Mental health is a social justice issue with Dr. Ashwin Vasan

July 6, 2021 - 44:56
Abdul dissects the various ways that people with mental illness are stigmatized, marginalized, and oppressed in our society. Then he...

A Tale of Two Crises: Opiates vs. Crack (from Season 1)

June 22, 2021 - 29:44
We bring back an episode from Season 1 that remains relevant today: The Opioid Crisis has wreaked havoc across America, taking lives and...

Preventable with Andy Slavitt

June 15, 2021 - 39:37
Abdul dissects the critical role of trust in public health--and how the pandemic challenged it. He interviews Andy Slavitt, a former...