America Dissected

America Dissected

Latest Episodes

A different kind of public option?

January 25, 2022 - 36:59
President Biden ran on the idea of offering Americans a “public option” for health insurance — a government managed healthcare plan that...

CDC something wrong here?

January 18, 2022 - 47:25
The CDC is the nation–perhaps the world’s–most preeminent public health agency. But it’s taken quite the beating throughout this...

The Innovation Gap with Prof. Shobita Parthasarathy

January 11, 2022 - 40:55
Marginalized communities–including low-income and Black and brown folks, and women and LGBT people–are less likely to have reliable...

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

A different kind of public option?

January 25, 2022 - 36:59
President Biden ran on the idea of offering Americans a “public option” for health insurance — a government managed healthcare plan that...

CDC something wrong here?

January 18, 2022 - 47:25
The CDC is the nation–perhaps the world’s–most preeminent public health agency. But it’s taken quite the beating throughout this...

The Innovation Gap with Prof. Shobita Parthasarathy

January 11, 2022 - 40:55
Marginalized communities–including low-income and Black and brown folks, and women and LGBT people–are less likely to have reliable...

You’ve Got Mail with Guest Host Tre’vell Anderson

January 4, 2022 - 49:31
Abdul and Guest Host Tre’vell Anderson answer everything you wanted to know (and maybe didn’t know you wanted to know) about public...

Healing Back...maybe? with Jonathan Cohn

December 21, 2021 - 46:52
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised action on President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, a sweeping package of...

Patent Pending with Prof. Jorge Contreras

December 14, 2021 - 40:26
Imagine someone could patent your arm, or your mouth. Well, for a long time, someone could patent a part of the human body, a DNA...