As the coronavirus pandemic makes a resurgence throughout the U.S., having the latest information on medicine and health is important. From the history of diseases to cutting-edge science to the best practices during the pandemic, here are a few medical podcasts to listen to.
This Podcast Will Kill You
Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke cover all the things that can actually kill you. The two Erins try to make infectious diseases acceptable topics for dinner party conversation. Recent episodes include "Rinderpest: Moo Cows, Moo Problems," "The Path of Most (Antibiotic) Resistance" and "Antibiotics: We owe it all to chemistry!"
Find it: https://thispodcastwillkillyou.com/
Discussing the latest medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, this podcast features renowned experts sharing their discoveries about medicine and well-being. Each episode was originally an onstage presentation and ranges in length depending on the topic. Recent episodes include "How to quickly scale up contact tracing across the US," "A COVID-19 ‘ext’ strategy to end lockdown and reopen the economy" and "How to meaningfully reconnect with those who have dementia."
Find it: https://www.ted.com/topics/health
Straight Talk MD with Frank Sweeny
Dr. Frank Sweeny tackles the current hot-button issues with a skeptical approach. Sweeny uses his 25 years of experience as a medical doctor to present all the information so listeners can make their own decisions about their health. Recent episodes include "Overcoming Addiction," "COVID Commentaries" and "Overkill."
Find it: http://straighttalkmd.com/
Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus
In just 10 to 15 minutes and using Bloomberg’s reporting from every continent, this podcast covers the news, data and analysis for living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Each episode explains the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals and industries, and the adaptations they are making to combat the pandemic. Recent episodes include "Why Deaths Seem to Drop as Cases Rise," "Learning to Love Big Pharma" and "Keeping Elderly Patients Safe."
Find it: https://www.bloomberg.com/prognosis-podcast