The Fix (40min) Radiolab podcast: This episode we take a sober look at the throbbing, aching, craving desire states that return people (again and again) to the object of their addiction … and the pills that just might set them free.
A Doctor's Love Affair with Vicodin (25min) “Medicine is a land of opportunity for a drug addict.” Take Dr. Peter Grinspoon’s word for it. The Harvard-trained physician spent years abusing painkillers, infatuated with the feeling of euphoria that he got from the drugs. This is the story of his addiction and recovery.
Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Medicine Listen as our esteemed guest Dr. Utibe Essien MD, MPH @UREssien walks us through key terminology and evidence necessary to understand anti-Black racism in medicine. Dr. Essien provides insights into ways that racism impacts our work in the clinical and academic settings and offers approaches for addressing anti-Black racism in these settings.
America's Caste System / Caste issues in Silicon valley (17min) In this Planet Money episode, a short version of a longer podcast airing, we learn about the issue of caste discrimination happening here in the US - discrimination that has bridged an ocean to show up in Silicon Valley. This is a different way to view racial bias/racism - and it is connected to the larger conversation in the US (if interested, see here: https://www.npr.org/2020/08/04/898574852/its-more-than-racism-isabel-wilkerson-explains-america-s-caste-system).