Michael Lewis on White House Pandemic Planning

Masters in Business | 3 May 2021 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Lewis about his book The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. Backgrounds some of the maverick characters inside various arms of government that understood what was required to deal with a pandemic. And explains the systemic problems with American governance that got in the way.

You might also like to listen to the first chapter of The Premonition along with a short interview of Michael Lewis with himself about the book.

Confessions of a Brain Surgeon

Big Ideas | 31 March 2021 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Henry Marsh about his life and experiences as a brain surgeon. Draws on his books Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery and Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon.

Ian Harris – Most Surgeries Are Ineffective

Bold Conjectures | 20 January 2021 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ian Harris about his book Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts Through the Evidence. Discusses the scientific method, how little surgery is demonstrated to have benefits beyond doing nothing, the need for randomised trials to assess which surgeries work, surgery as the ultimate placebo, and more.

David Herzberg on White Market Drugs

Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 2 December 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Herzberg about his book White Market Drugs: Big Pharma and the Hidden History of Addiction in America. Details the three different “pharmaceutical” drug crises in America since the 1870s, the main drug(s) of choice in each era, big pharma’s role in fueling each, the successes and failures of various reform efforts, and more.

Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy

The Hour of History Podcast | 1 August 2020 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Danielle Giffort about her book Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy. Backgrounds the rise, fall, and reemergence of psychedelic research and discusses the new generation of researchers working to rehabilitate psychedelic drugs and usher in a new era of psychedelic medicine.

Rahul Jandial – How To Rewire Your Brain

How to Academy | 20 July 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rahul Jandial about his book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon. Backgrounds the workings of the brain, shares stories of extraordinary surgeries, and offers advice on improving brain performance and forestalling cognitive decay.