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Andy Slavitt, President Biden’s Senior Advisor on COVID-19, is back from the White House to his chair on the award-winning In the Bubble podcast. Just as he took us through the pandemic, this 10-week series called Our Shot is about leading us out. It’s an insider’s guide for getting closure on what happened, how we emerge, and what must come next. Andy is joined each week by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, who takes you places we couldn't go during the pandemic. Special guests include leaders we rarel ...
 
If you have a heart attack, you go to the hospital. Kid is sick? Call the pediatrician. So why do the rules change when it comes to addiction? When you or a loved one needs immediate help, it’s hard to know where to go or what to do. Start here. Join Dr. Nzinga Harrison, a physician board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, who believes in a comprehensive, compassionate approach to treating addiction. Whether it’s heroin, pain pills, alcohol, meth, food, sex, or anything under th ...
 
Why, in a country as prosperous as the United States, are millions of people just trying to get by? What would it take to change that and realize the promise of a healthier and fairer country for all? Join Julián Castro as he reimagines America in conversation with real people all over the country who are struggling, aspiring, and trying to reach their dreams. Drawing on his own experiences -- growing up in a low-income household, becoming Mayor of San Antonio, leading Housing and Urban Deve ...
 
What's your life worth? Healthcare in the United States can bankrupt you, demoralize you—or actually kill you. Healthcare economist David Smith grew up in a Mormon community in Utah, and lost his father, sister, and brother to the same deadly epidemic. He’s spent his career exploring whether their deaths were preventable and how we can make health a priority for everyone. On The Cost of Care, David and his guests – patients, medical experts, and policy makers – reveal how the wealthiest nati ...
 
Join the hosts of Add to Cart, comedian-writer-director Kulap Vilaysack and veteran journalist SuChin Pak, in a subversive take on consumerism. Each week, they have honest, revealing (sometimes TMI) conversations about all the big and little things they’re adding to, or removing from, their carts. They decide what's worth the monetary/emotional investment, and what's not. From beauty products and health trends, to celebrities and philosophies they’re passionate about, our hosts dig into anyt ...
 
Host Gloria Riviera, “Call it Like it Is” Special Correspondent Kristen Bell, parents, and providers zoom in on America’s childcare crisis and the people crushed by it. Access to high-quality childcare and early education determines so much of a kid’s future…and their family’s sanity. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions in this four-part series that explains why child care is broken and how we can fix it. No one is coming to save us — we need to save ourselves. Presented by Neighborh ...
 
Each week, take your seat for the sex ed you never got...but always needed. Join experts and laypeople who have sex on the brain and no qualms about going there. In just 10-ish minutes each week (ideal for discourse, not intercourse), you’ll hear first-person takes on everything you’ve thought about but never asked. Why? Because there’s no time like the present to start having good sex.
 
Therapy is great—some might argue necessary—but have you ever sat on your therapist's couch and thought, “Just tell me what to do!” An expansion of her wildly popular daily FB series #cawfeetawk, Tell Me What to Do connects Bravo star and best-selling author Jaime Primak Sullivan with listeners who are ready to sweep their mess out from under the rug and get real, practical, no-nonsense advice about life-ing, wife-ing, mom-ing, and the bullsh*t we call balance. This is the audio advice colum ...
 
Let’s talk about what’s killing us, the stuff that’s hard to comprehend and getting worse every day. Join host Stephanie Wittels Wachs, as she confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. While Season 1 chronicled the opioid crisis in America, Season 2 delves into the growing suicide rate, telling real stories, talking to experts, and asking everyone along the way, "How did we get here, and what could we have done differently?"
 
How do we unlearn negativity and learn to love ourselves and each other? What’s the first step towards becoming more empathetic? Listening. Academic, TED alum, and advocate Sinéad Burke leads candid conversations to create a classroom in podcast form with diverse, notable guests who explain what it’s like to be them. They challenge us to confront our biases, deepen our humanity, and feel empowered to impact and be ourselves in the world around us. Let’s go!
 
When it comes to policing in America, a seemingly impenetrable system stands in the way of ending police violence. Join host and actor Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun: Maverick, Mrs. America) as he seeks to explore the untold story of policing. Jay’s mission: demystify police union contracts, separate truth from fiction, and deliver some concrete steps that can end violent police misconduct across the United States. In this series, Jay seeks the guidance of academics, data scientists, organizer ...
 
We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all ...
 
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In the final episode of the season, David highlights pro tips from the experts themselves: patient advocates Linda Michelson and AnnMarie McIlwain. Dr. David Blumenthal of The Commonwealth Fund joins to shine the light on tangible solutions on how to restructure our national health care system. Resources from the episode: Check out Marshall Allen's…
 
Andy Slavitt, fresh off a stint as Biden’s Senior Advisor for the COVID response, is back from the White House and ready to guide us out of the pandemic and into the next phase of life with a 10-part series. In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt: Our Shot debuts on June 16. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
For the first time in the history of Add to Cart, SuChin and Kulap recorded this episode in the same room. Kulap could see the sweat form on SuChin’s hairline as she talked about her dentist appointment, while SuChin saw mist form over Kulap’s eyes as she talked about her pillows. Plus, the two are joined (via Zoom, sadly) by Alison Rosen, who brin…
 
Enjoy this Best of In the Bubble episode featuring Andy’s riveting conversation with The Atlantic's Ed Yong, the journalist Andy thinks has done the best job writing about and analyzing the pandemic. We’re highlighting this conversation in part because Ed recently returned to writing about the pandemic after a few months away on book leave. They di…
 
Often when we hear about sex addiction, it’s used to excuse or justify bad behavior. In the last couple of years we can look to stories like Jeffery Toobin, Harvey Weinstein, and the Atlanta shooter Robert Long as examples of this. So how can we recognize and support people living with sex addiction and the stigma that comes with it? Nzinga talks t…
 
From the start of our show, we’ve asked listeners to share stories about navigating the American health care system. Today, David talks with those of you who have had to fight for health care in order to manage chronic illnesses, secure gender-affirming surgeries, and help children receive developmental therapies for Down Syndrome. Resources from t…
 
Gloria chats with Elizabeth Warren about how we transform our country’s broken childcare system into one that’s accessible for all. “This is the moment to raise your voice. We have this opportunity to do it, but it's going to take all of us to push until it gets done.” Then, we meet a ragtag group of activists in Portland, Oregon fighting for a fre…
 
Enjoy this Best of In the Bubble episode in which Andy (and Zach) chat with actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani. They talk about the scary, early days of COVID, how the pandemic impacted Kumail’s mental health, and what it was like living with an immunocompromised person through it all. Plus, Kumail’s wife, Emily V. Gordon, stops by to tell us the c…
 
Maybe we should add a disclaimer for SuChin because her brain is FOGGY from her second vaccine shot. But, TBH it makes all of her add to carts better. As for Kulap, she is on a roll. A sexy roll. A sexy pillow roll. Okay, she bought a sex pillow. The two talk about what happens in their various states of fever, sexy or not. Plus, Poise Pads are bac…
 
During a small retreat, six people in recovery discovered the way their childhood trauma played a part in the addictions they had. The retreat and the histories of each of the participants were part of the documentary Uprooting Addiction. This week, Nzinga sits down with two of the creators of the film, social worker and addiction specialist Hope P…
 
Medical jargon is a thing of the past and health literacy is now en vogue – and can actually save patients’ lives according to our guest, Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick. We're also joined by Dr. Venice Haynes and Natalie Davis who talk to us about the anxiety, confusion, and fears people across the country have about asking those life-saving health care ques…
 
Gloria explores the many places where childcare is working for parents – from Berlin, Germany, to Quebec, Canada, and even Patagonia HQ in Ventura, California. “Women are able to go back to work, families can actually afford good childcare, and the system more than pays for itself? Am I on another planet?” Kristen Bell joins Gloria (from outer spac…
 
We won a Webby Award!!! And Kulap celebrated her birthday! With real life friends! So, great things are happening, but that also means being honest with how we feel about life picking up again. So SuChin is adding to cart the kind of decision maker she is, especially with her husband Mike. Kulap is adding to cart her first restaurant meals. Plus, t…
 
Enjoy this Best of In the Bubble episode featuring Andy’s conversion with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Andy brings you into the bubble with Dr. Fauci by asking some of the questions he received from you. Even if you already listened, check it out again and see how their predictions for 2021 held up! Check out In the Bubble’s Twitter account @inthebubblepod. …
 
One woman’s family seems to be addicted to chaos, but she’s not sure if that counts as an addiction. Plus, a man is curious about the similarities between adderall and meth, in the hopes of understanding his own jump from one to the other. And another woman cannot stop obsessively checking her ex’s social media accounts. Nzinga answers all of these…
 
Gloria investigates where everything went wrong for childcare in America, and Kristen Bell joins to give Nixon a piece of her mind. “That's the sound of progress dying in the crucible of American politics.” Gloria digs into the shame, guilt, and divisions baked into our earliest day nurseries, and reveals how old-fashioned gender norms and blatant …
 
America’s relationship with Dialysis is out of control. Roughly 1% of the entire federal budget is spent treating people with kidney failure. That’s billions of dollars devoted to treating one preventable illness. How did we end up with so many people on dialysis? And who’s getting rich from it? This week, we connect the dots from Richard Nixon to …
 
Gloria breaks down how we’re all breaking down: parents, teachers, and providers. And Kristen Bell joins to “call it like it is” on the cost of childcare. Parents are languishing on waitlists or drowning in tuition bills. Teachers are underpaid. And providers can barely afford to keep the lights on. “We set families up to struggle. We put every bar…
 
On Dr. Bob’s last show, he calls up chef and restaurateur Justin Sutherland to hear about the state of the restaurant industry. Many places were able to survive by pivoting to takeout, but more than 10% closed their doors for good. They cover what Justin did to keep his restaurants afloat, what comfort foods they reached for this past year, and wha…
 
Get ready to hear the dual forces of Add to Cart and Asian Not Asian combine to create a Podcasting Power Ranger Megazord! Kulap and SuChin are joined by self-described heavy shopper Mic Nguyen and TikTok-influenced Fumi Abe. Together they talk about the guys’ most recent add to carts: Mic’s love of stocking up for his vacations with his REI member…
 
Dr. Bob gets answers to your questions about long COVID from pulmonologist Lekshmi Santhosh and neurologist Jennifer Frontera. They cover who’s getting it, what treatments are available, why the vaccines seem to help some people, and much more on this Toolkit. Plus, Dr. Bob weighs in on the new CDC guidelines on masking. Follow Dr. Bob on Twitter @…
 
What started out as chronic pain for David Smith’s father, ended in a fatal opioid overdose. In the years that followed, David lost a brother and sister to opioids. Like so many families, David feels like the healthcare system failed his family. He tells Nzinga how he feared he would become his Dad one day. The two talk about intergenerational trau…
 
The complications started around week 18 of Marquisse Watson’s pregnancy. Six weeks later, her baby girl Alana was born premature. Marquisse and her husband Antwon had bought the baby clothes, gotten the nursery ready… but Alana passed away 36 hours after she was born. This week, we talk to Marquisse about working through her grief seven years late…
 
Dr. Bob calls up San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer to talk about what it’s taken to get people back in the stadium for the first time since 2019. They discuss what fans have to do to see a game, how the organization decided on those criteria, and what the reaction has been so far. Plus, what the Giants are doing to encourage people …
 
Photographer, author, and dream mom Laura Iz joins Ku and Su to share her curated Add to Cart list. Honestly, this woman named her kids after an iconic 90’s hip hop duo so it doesn’t feel like there is much more to include to get you to listen to this episode. We just….love her. Plus, Ku and Su both learn something new about each another, which fee…
 
The good news: things are starting to open back up. The bad news: it’s going to feel weird. Dr. Bob is joined by Lucy McBride and Craig Spencer for this toolkit all about how to navigate the "new normal." From taking off your mask in public to dealing with anxiety to navigating post-vaccine life with unvaccinated kids... this toolkit’s got somethin…
 
Representative Leslie Herod knows what it's like to have a family member struggle with addiction and incarceration. But she also knows that this is more a failure of a greater system than a failure of a sibling, and that’s informed the policy and programs she’s spearheaded around mental health, substance misuse, and the criminal justice system. Nzi…
 
In this bonus episode, we catch up with Jaime after a few months off. You’ll hear about the Shore house, filming Beast in South Africa this summer, Jaime’s vaccine status, and more! Plus some never-before-heard tape from Season 1 that will have you truly laughing out loud. FYI: Tell Me What to Do contains mature language and themes that may not be …
 
The healthcare system is basically a lucrative game of tug-of-war among players – and the winner reaps a trillion dollar pot of gold. But is it a fair game? David explores the monstrous “fee-for service system” with Dr. Vivian Lee. Then, Dr. Jill Gross joins David to explore how the results can lead to a total system breakdown. Resources from the e…
 
Dr. Bob talks with journalist Vidya Krishnan about India’s devastating COVID surge. As India’s health system collapses, Vidya says this global health crisis has been exacerbated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and, as she calls it, the “moral malnutrition of the rich.” Plus, the lessons she wants the US to take from this unfolding tragedy. Follow …
 
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Sunday is Mother’s Day! People are getting vaccinated to varying degrees and, according to SuChin and Kulap, wax(cinated?) to varying degrees! With so much to celebrate, this episode is packed with add to carts ranging from flowers to food to the cutest massager you’ve ever seen. VOTE FOR U…
 
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