Peter Attia on Lifespan, Healthspan, and Outlive

EconTalk | 25 September 2023 | 1h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Attia about his book Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity. Argues too much of our health care focuses on lifespan and not enough on healthspan – the quality of our life as we get older. Discusses what kills us, what slows us down as we age, and the weapons we have to allow us to live better and longer.

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Anne Case on Deaths of Despair

Social Science Bites | 7 May 2020 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Anne Case about ideas from her book Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, co-authored with Angus Deaton. Backgrounds their work uncovering the reducing life expectancy of non-college-educated white Americans due to deaths of despair – controllable behaviours like drug addiction, suicide and alcohol addiction. Discusses the aspects of America’s unique medical and pharmaceutical system that have resulted in this unique tragedy.

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Keith Smith on Free Market Health Care

EconTalk | 18 November 2019 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with entrepreneur and anesthesiologist Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma about what it’s like to run a surgery center that posts prices on the internet and that does not take insurance. Along the way, he discusses the distortions in the market for health care and how a real market for health care might function if government took a smaller role. A valuable corrective for those who believe that the problems with US health care are due to unfettered market forces.

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Ezekiel Emanuel on the Practice of Medicine, Policy, and Life

Conversations with Tyler | 22 May 2019 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Emanuel Ezekiel about the importance of doctors, IQ versus EQ medicine, venture capital in biotech, reforming medical training, his brothers, immortality, unfettered rights to access medicines, the advantages of experiences over nicer things, and more.

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Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival | 10 October 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes
Adam Kay, former NHS doctor, now comedian and author of This is Going to Hurt, reflects on the often horrific conditions he was working under and what finally happened to make him hang up the white coat. Very funny, but with a serious message.

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The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted

Freakonomics Radio | 26 April 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later 
Conversation with Atul Gawande, cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author. The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Discusses Gawande’s simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.

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The Math Wizard Who Became a Customer Loyalty Scheme Guru

FT Alphachat | 14 December 2018 | 0h 49m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Gary Loveman, who went from Harvard economist to Harrah’s gambling chain CEO to health insurer CEO. Insights on using data science for better decision making, understanding what customers value to drive loyalty, and aligning incentives in health care.

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