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Dickens said, it was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times. The words never been truer. Best because there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Worst because the clutter is mind-numbing. The Podium aims to break through the noise to bring you the stories of success & failure, grit & struggle, bouquets & brickbats and more from some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in India. Head over to ThePodium.in to find out more!
 
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Robert (Bob) Gatenby is a radiologist who specializes in exploring theoretical and experimental models of evolutionary dynamics in cancer and cancer drug resistance. He has developed an adaptive therapy approach for treating cancer which has shown promise in improving survival times with less cumulative drug use. In this episode, Bob explains what …
 
Neobanks are one such disruptor that one day will completely eclipse the traditional banking system. In this episode of Founder Thesis, Akshay Datt speaks with Vinay Bagri, Co-founder and CEO, Niyo Solutions Inc, which is one of India’s fastest growing neobanks. After spending more than a decade in banking companies like Standard Chartered, ING and…
 
Today we have an interview with Dr. Zeb Jamrozik, an infectious disease bioethicist at the Monash Bioethics Centre and the University of Oxford. We talk about COVID-19 health policy and where we went wrong, speaking specifically from the values framework of health, fairness, and freedom.Back us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/plenarysessionCheck out ou…
 
In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob discuss all things related to testosterone: what happens when testosterone levels are low, and the potential benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). They explain the physiology of testosterone, how it works, and how its level changes over the course of a person's life. The…
 
We have a summary of our thoughts for you on recent news about COVID. We discuss the prospect of FDA authorization of a Moderna booster, 8 lessons for health policy in times of crisis, updates on myocarditis data from Israel and Europe, how our experiences with COVID warn us of the possible end to democracy, how progressivism is dead, why social me…
 
On today's episode we're joined by a number of special guests: Dr. Christopher Booth and Dr. Adam Fundytus of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Dr. Manju Sengar of the Tata Memorial Centre, and Dr. Aaron Goodman of the University of California at San Diego. We talk about their new papers: "Access to cancer medicines deemed essential by oncol…
 
Financial independence is an essential life skill, and it has been a concept dominated by men. But not anymore! In this episode of Founder Thesis, Akshay Datt speaks with Priti Rathi Gupta, Founder, LXME, who is spearheading the mission to bridge the gap between women and finance. A self-proclaimed financial feminist, Priti has been heading Anand R…
 
On today's episode, in honor of him and in recognition of his passing, we have an old interview with Dr. Elihu Estey of the University of Washington on his 40 years of experience as an oncologist, the "Renaissance" of drugs for leukemia, and advice for trainees on how to approach career goals. This interview originally aired as episode 1.49. He wil…
 
Jeremy Loenneke has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology, a Master’s in nutrition and exercise, and is currently the director of the Kevser Ermin Applied Physiology Laboratory at the University of Mississippi, where he focuses his research on skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise in combination with blood flow restriction (BFR). In this episode, Jeremy…
 
Getting access to loans, that too timely is a painful process in India. There are numerous parameters for approval and one’s request might be denied for reasons which are nowhere related to a borrower’s credibility. In this episode of the Founder Thesis podcast, Akshay Datt speaks with Bhavin Patel, Co-founder and CEO, LenDenClub, which is one of I…
 
Lance Armstrong is a legendary figure in professional cycling having won seven consecutive Tour de France titles but also a controversial figure facing scrutiny for the use of performance enhancing drugs. In this episode, Lance takes us through his meteoric rise to one of the most famous athletes in the world and his equally accelerated fall from g…
 
Catch them young, watch them grow! Great thought! But when it comes to managing money, it’s always the elders who have taken decisions. And that is the sole reason that as adults, people still struggle with savings, taxes and investments and why financial literacy in India is a tough nut to crack. In this episode of the Founder Thesis podcast, Aksh…
 
Steve Rosenberg is the Chief of Surgery at the National Cancer Institute, a position he has held continuously for the past 47 years. Steve is a pioneer in the field of immunotherapies for cancer and a recipient of nearly every major award in science. In this episode, Steve discusses his inspiration for devoting his career to cancer research and des…
 
This week we take a break from #zercovid to give you another episode that's a deep dive into COVID-19. We start with an interview with epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Dr. Daniel Morgan of the University of Maryland School of Medicine; we talk about cognitive errors in medical decision-making and how it relates to COVID-19 health policy…
 
In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob discuss the longevity benefits from greater cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and greater muscle mass and strength. Conversely, they dive deep into the literature showing a rapid increase in morbidity and mortality risk as fitness levels decline with age. They also try to tease out the relative c…
 
Innovation and disruption are the hallmarks of the technology world. Amidst the fintech revolution and the subsequent rise of digital banks in India, going to a bank branch is no longer in vogue. And with neobanking, this metamorphosis has reached a new level with state-of-the-art technologies and providing customers with easy, quick, and efficient…
 
Innovation and disruption are the hallmarks of the technology world. Amidst the fintech revolution and the subsequent rise of digital banks in India, going to a bank branch is no longer in vogue. And with neobanking, this metamorphosis has reached a new level with state-of-the-art technologies and providing customers with easy, quick, and efficient…
 
Today we take a brief break from our #zerocovid mantra to offer you our thoughts on current events. We cover a variety of topics, including: medical doctors in academia, cancelling conferences even for the vaccinated, masking 2-year-olds, equipoise, the CDC Georgia study, myocarditis, booster shots, outdoor masking at Duke, no more zero COVID in Au…
 
Matt Kaeberlein is globally recognized for his research on the biology of aging and is a previous guest on The Drive. In this episode, Matt defines aging, the relationship between aging, chronic inflammation, and the immune system, and talks extensively about the most exciting molecules for extending lifespan. He discusses the current state of the …
 
In India, Cryptocurrency is one of those tech innovations that has hit more headlines than any other! From influencers promoting it on social media to companies sponsoring major sporting events, the popularity of these virtual digital currencies has risen in India. In this episode of the Founder Thesis podcast, Akshay Datt speaks with Rahul Pagidip…
 
Lawrence Wright is the author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and was named one of Time's top 100 books of all time. In this episode, released just before the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Lawrence and Peter discuss the book and the lasting impact of that…
 
In episode 37 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, and Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, square off in a spirited draft of the top animal-related infections.By Oxford University Press
 
The end of the 2000s saw the rise in radio taxi services. In the next decade, the urban mobility market in India was captured by Ola and Uber. You might wonder what’s in store for commuters in this decade! In a candid conversation with Akshay Datt, Prof. Satya Chakravarthy, Co-founder, and CTO, The ePlane Co, takes us through his amazing journey. A…
 
Today we're joined by social epidemiologist, Dr. Maria Glymour of UCSF. We talk about her work in studying public health interventions for dementia and how her experience in academia has led to her conviction in the necessity of rigorous, quantitative technical skills training for epidemiology PhD students. We touch on how to have a good idea, her …
 
We have two oncology conversations for you today. The first is with Dr. Saroj Niraula of the University of Manitoba, and together we discuss the necessity of randomized controlled trials for granting FDA approval of cancer drugs. The second is with Dr. Ghulam Rehman "Manni" Mohyuddin of the University of Utah on a variety of myeloma studies, includ…
 
Ever since the Government of India opened the space sector to private players, it has been on a growth trajectory. Leading this pack is Agnikul Cosmos. In a candid conversation with Akshay Datt, Srinath Ravichandran, Co-founder and CEO, Agnikul Cosmos, takes us through his amazing journey. Before zooming into space tech, he has worked for leading B…
 
In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob answer numerous follow-up questions to recently discussed deep-dive topics such as the use of continuous glucose monitors and getting the most from zone 2 exercise. They also discuss the incredible feats of cyclists in the Tour de France through the lens of the amazing performance physiology re…
 
Today we interview Dr. Bita Fakhri of UCSF on the current research behind treatments for lymphoma. We touch on CAR-T, ABVD, DA-EPOCH-R, and more. We also talk about histiocytic disorders, Dr. Fakhri's career in academia, and learning through teaching.Back us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/plenarysessionCheck out our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/ch…
 
Today we're compiling all our recent monologues on COVID-19. That's right -- we're taking a break from #zerocovid to give you an episode that's #allcovid! We cover a whole range of news and opinions covering the Delta variant. We give an evidence-based-medicine doctor's take on the question: Are RCTs necessary in the age of COVID19? We also talk ab…
 
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