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Take as Directed

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Take as Directed

CSIS Global Health Policy Center | Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Take as Directed is the podcast series of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. It highlights important news, events, issues, and perspectives in global health policy, particularly in infectious disease, health security, and maternal, newborn, and child health. The podcast brings you commentary and perspectives from some of the leading voices in global health and CSIS Global Health Policy Center in-house experts
 
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Viral Load

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Viral Load

Brett Bayles (a professor) / Andy Pupa (not a professor)

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The disease podcast for a diseased world!Hosts: Brett Bayles (a professor) & Andy Pupa (not a professor) gleefully explore the weird and wacky world of diseases on a changing planet.
 
The TBPod is a podcast for clinicians and policymakers caring for patients with tuberculosis. The podcasts present discussions with expert clinicians, researchers, policymakers and advocates about their work in the field of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and is an important contributor to morbidity among migrants arriving in Australia and New Zealand. There are around 1300 reported cases of TB in Australia each year, and a further 300 in New ...
 
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Blazing The Scene

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Blazing The Scene

Dustin Cade & Joshua Harrison

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Blazing The Scene is a Podcast brought to you by Dustin Cade and Joshua Harrison. Grow with us through our journey as 2 brand new comics trying to Blaze the Phoenix comedy scene, as well as Blaze through their first attempt at a podcast. Hear it from the ground level at Blazing the Scene!
 
MedStud Memoirs is a podcast designed for premed, medical school, and other healthcare students. We take the textbook knowledge involved in medicine outside of the classroom by sharing experiences of patients, doctors, and more. MedStud Memoirs is produced by two medical school students: Brian Elliott and Jarett Beaudoin. Music "Beyond Home" adapted from tracks by Brandon Liew on FreeMusicArchive, URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Brandon_Liew/
 
A nutritionist and a yoga instructor get together to talk about nutrition and wellness trends throughout history--from the unique to the disturbing to the effective. Join us as we journey through time and discover the unusual and, at times, crazy side of wellness and nutrition through the lens of history.
 
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Anachronismo!

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Anachronismo!

Max, Jackie and Noel

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Come talk a walk on the weird side of history with three history-loving idiots. Every other wednesday, we dive into tales of strange, obscure, or just plain interesting history, making millions of dumb jokes along the way. Join us as we laugh and learn together!
 
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The Strange

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The Strange

Colorado Martini Publishing LLC

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The podcast by YouTubers Colorado Martini that finds strange and curious subjects you want to know more about. On The Strange Podcast, Colorado Martini brings subject matter experts to the table to discuss and find unusual and obscure destinations and subjects.
 
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Kwat MD-PhD

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Kwat MD-PhD

Kwat Medetgul-Ernar

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The intersection of biology, medicine, and informatics is exciting. Join Kwat, MD-PhD student at Stanford and cofounder of few biotechs, as he interviews guests from these fields (and friends). If you want to learn science from audio, conversation, and stories, this show is for you. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kwat/support
 
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This week Liz and Dakota look at what happened when two individuals were forgotten on an island in the middle of Lake Superior. Left to their own devices for ten months in the dead of winter, would they make it out unharmed? This episode is neat, because we get to hear the story from the survivor’s point of view. Liz shares a newspaper clipping - t…
 
Dr. Taison Bell, MD, an acclaimed African-American doctor, educator, and emergency medicine director in Charlottesville, Virginia, shares his personal story of how medicine – back home in Virginia – became the center of his life. “Success was not assumed in my neighborhood.” As a child with asthma, he connected with his physician, as he did also wi…
 
We asked Cary Funk, Pew Research Center, to make sense of how the pandemic has impacted our society and American opinion as we approach the pandemic’s two years. “It can be confusing.” Polarization now increasingly aligns between the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated, versus simple partisan identity. At the fundamental level, Americans are split o…
 
Why would a rare tropical disease outbreak emerge in America’s heartland? Get your crystals out and make sure your chakras are aligned, because Jupiter is in retrograde and Viral Load is on the case! . . . sources https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/23/health/aromatherapy-melioidosis-mystery/index.html https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/business/walmart-room-s…
 
This week, Liz and Dakota talk about the scientifically proven worst year to be alive. Any guesses? Well this episode will tell you the truth! Featuring Ray Romano, they discuss Climate Change, snow in the summer, ice and tree records, and the importance of the sun. Episode Notes https://www.sciencealert.com/the-worst-year-to-be-alive-in-human-hist…
 
From September 17-October 1, Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg created the largest participatory art installation on the Washington National Mall since the AIDS quilt of 1996, entitled ‘In America: Remember,’ composed of 700,000 white flags, in the shadow of the Washington Monument. A stunning achievement. Listen to her reflections on listening to those …
 
We are back from the grave for this halloween episode. On the 2 year anniversary of Viral Load we dive into the wonderful world of monkeypox. Tune in to find out why you should care about this boil inducing disease. And whatever you do this hallows eve don't pet prairie dogs! sources: https://www.statnews.com/2021/07/20/more-than-200-people-in-u-s-…
 
Dr. Richard Brennan, WHO Emergency Operations, sat down this week with Steve and Professor Leonard Rubenstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Rick has been at the very center of urgent efforts, following the Taliban’s coming to power in mid-August, to avoid the collapse of Afghanistan’s health system, through fast-moving negotiati…
 
This week, Liz makes Dakota listen to her talk about China's first Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi. Recounting his feats, as well as his tyrannical nature, Liz talks about mercury poisoning, burying people alive, and immortality. Dakota sleeps. Episode Notes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_dynasty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_of_China https://e…
 
In this week's episode, Liz and Dakota talk about some real spooky stuff: the Windigo. A monster from Algonquian history, the Windigo was too scary for Liz to research on her own. Take a listen to find out what made the cannibalistic monster so terrifying, and decide for yourself if they really exist. Dark Poutine: Swift Runner Episode Episode Note…
 
Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo has emerged as a forceful expert voice making sense of the complex and times confusing, shifting shoals of the pandemic. ”All of us have had to step into this sphere,” filling “a power vacuum.” It has however been chaotic. Public communication is essential “to move the needle” but the experience can be “tough.” Vocal experts are …
 
On October 7, Andrew and Steve sat down with a close friend, Georgetown’s Prof. Larry Gostin, for a lively live-cast conversation about his new book, ‘Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future.” The podcast captures that rich, vivid exchange. The big messages: We underestimate the power of the SAR-CoV-2 virus: it is wily and pernicious and…
 
This week for spooky szn, Liz and Dakota look at a number of mysterious best attacks that occurred in the French region of Gevaudan in 1764. With reports of over 100 gruesome maulings and deaths, what happened there, so many years ago, remains a mystery to this day. Episode Notes https://www.history.com/news/beast-gevaudan-france-theories#:~:text=B…
 
Dr. Leana Wen joined us this week to explore her personal history and its revelations, laid out in remarkably candid detail in her newly released memoir, Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health. And to speak to the most pressing current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Her childhood struggles, as a young immigrant Chi…
 
COVID-19 has put the subject of infections and pathogens firmly on the centre stage. But it can be difficult to know where to go to find information that is easy to understand and that you can trust. This week Matt talks to Dr Tregoning, author of ‘Infectious: pathogens and how we fight them’, a book that gives a fascinating overview of our ongoing…
 
This week, Liz and Dakota continue to look at the effects of the witchcraft craze, with the case study of the Salem Witch Trials. Starting with what made Salem ripe for a witch hysteria outbreak to how the trials progressed, Liz shares the story of how fear and wild accusations can tear apart a community. Episode Notes https://www.youtube.com/watch…
 
Carmen Paun, a dynamic, fresh media voice on global health in Washington, shares her personal and career journey from Romania to Brussels, and on to her arrival in Washington D.C. one year ago, amid the pandemic, to launch POLITICO Global Pulse. This past summer, while visiting family in a small village in the Romanian countryside, she was “shocked…
 
It’s spooky season, witches! This week, Liz and Dakota look at the history of European Witches, starting with where they came from, to why the Church was obsessed with them, to the identification of a witch, to nocturnal emissions. Come with us on a journey to discover what thing wicked this way comes. Episode Notes https://www.biblegateway.com/pas…
 
This week, in honour of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, Liz and Dakota take a look into the history of residential schools. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs support, you can contact The Indian Residential School Survivor Society at 1-800-721-0066. Please donate to this amazing organization here To hear Indi…
 
In a recent New Yorker ‘Letter from Biden’s Washington,’ Susan Glasser delivers a stark indictment: Trumpists and Republican leadership are consciously keeping enough people resisting the Biden administration’s efforts to control the virus “to keep the disease wreaking havoc.” Why that conclusion now? “It is no accident” that 1 in 500 Americans hav…
 
This week, Liz and Dakota tackle the history of the Black Death. Looking first at how it spread across Europe, they examine the disease, cures, and responses to the turmoil that existed in medieval peasants' lives. Dakota also talks about testicles. Episode Notes https://www.cdc.gov/plague/maps/index.html https://www.britannica.com/topic/flagellant…
 
Dr. Monica Gandhi toured the landscape with us. The recent recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom has bipartisan roots, in dissatisfaction with the “lockdown mentality” that closed playgrounds and parks, and kept San Francisco’s schools shuttered for 18 months. It was to a significant degree a “referendum on the illiberal liberals.” Once “the p…
 
Dr. LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, Director of the DC Department of Health, returned as our guest to share her reflections. Her view of President Biden’s six-point plan? Tying vaccination to sustained employment is the next phase: mandates will bring about an uptake in vaccines. The rising emphasis on monoclonal antibodies is a “huge initiative” that brings…
 
Tom Bollyky joined us on the occasion of our 100th episode to reflect on President Biden’s six-point re-set of US pandemic policy, unveiled September 9, and to discuss what can be done to break the deadlock over determining the origin of SARS-CoV-2. President Biden’s patience has clearly run out, and the new approach, heavily reliant on mandates, w…
 
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