America Dissected

America Dissected

Latest Episodes

Is life about to get CRISPR? with Carl Zimmer

October 19, 2021 - 37:57
CRISPR is one of those bio-scientific breakthroughs that has the potential to change society. Abdul talks about what makes CRISPR so...

Health in Concrete with Katrina Forrest & Chrissie Juliano

October 12, 2021 - 35:56
Densely-populated with lots of turn-over, cities are perhaps the worst place to be in a pandemic. And yet in the latter half of the...

Getting PrEP’d with James Krellenstein

October 5, 2021 - 42:01
PrEP — or “pre-exposure prophylaxis” — has been a game changer in HIV prevention, that is, for people who can access it. But Big Pharma...

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

Is life about to get CRISPR? with Carl Zimmer

October 19, 2021 - 37:57
CRISPR is one of those bio-scientific breakthroughs that has the potential to change society. Abdul talks about what makes CRISPR so...

Health in Concrete with Katrina Forrest & Chrissie Juliano

October 12, 2021 - 35:56
Densely-populated with lots of turn-over, cities are perhaps the worst place to be in a pandemic. And yet in the latter half of the...

Getting PrEP’d with James Krellenstein

October 5, 2021 - 42:01
PrEP — or “pre-exposure prophylaxis” — has been a game changer in HIV prevention, that is, for people who can access it. But Big Pharma...

Texas v. Roe with Alexis McGill Johnson

September 28, 2021 - 35:45
Abortion bans don’t stop abortions, they just make them less safe. Not only does Texas’s Draconian new abortion ban violate the...

Food, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

September 21, 2021 - 49:31
The COVID-19 vaccines have put the FDA front-and-center in our national COVID-19 response. Between the lag for full COVID-19 vaccine...

Rights & Responsibilities on the Res with Rebecca Nagle

September 14, 2021 - 37:01
Native American tribes were among the hardest hit by COVID-19, losing tribal elders to the virus—and with them irretrievable pieces of...