In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

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 Jan 29, 2022

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Every day, the world seems on the brink of crisis. Join Andy Slavitt and experts, policymakers, journalists and thought leaders Monday, Wednesday and Friday to stay informed, safe and … entertained. As a White House advisor, author, crisis response leader, non-partisan counselor to policymakers here and abroad, Andy has been called the ultimate outsider’s insider for a reason. Now, when overlapping crises and a relentless news cycle overwhelm Americans, Andy finds the right helpers to help us move forward together. Smarter. Calmer. Get in the bubble.


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How Hunger in America Drives the Obesity Epidemic
2922

At its first hunger summit in 50 years, the White House announced a plan last week to end hunger and reduce obesity by 2030. Is that really possible, and what will it take to get there? Andy speaks with Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, who specializes in obesity medicine, about the link between obesity and hunger plus how race, stress, and poverty play a role. Using examples from her life and her practice, she explains why obesity should be viewed and treated as the disease it is, using methods like medicine and surgery in tandem with diet and exercise.

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Oct 03, 2022
On the Road with Asylum Seekers
2775

An immigrant’s unpredictable journey to America doesn’t end when they get to the border. Political stunts by Governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis sending asylum seekers to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and Martha’s Vineyard is the latest reminder. Andy speaks with two people embedded in the journey to the U.S., LA Times reporter Molly O’Toole and New York Times reporter Michael Shear, who explain the messy, lengthy process asylum seekers face. They discuss why deterrence policies don’t work, the flawed myths behind “good” and “bad” immigrants, and why we'll see more Afghan immigrants crossing through Central America.

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Sep 30, 2022
How Much Pain Will It Take to Crush Inflation? (with Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari)
2572

The Federal Reserve is continuing to raise interest rates in an attempt to crush record high inflation. But how far will they go, could it lead us into a recession with massive job loss, and how will stock markets react? Neel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, offers a candid look at the tools at the Fed’s disposal and explains why they’re taking strong actions at the risk of economic pain for Americans.

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Sep 28, 2022
Why Democracy Really Is in Danger (with David Leonhardt)
3106

Election denialism represents a fundamental breakdown in our democracy, a problem America has never experienced in its history. But that’s not it. There’s also an increasingly alarming disconnection between public opinion and the power to shape American politics. Andy explores these two threats with New York Times senior writer David Leonhardt, who explains why candidates that win the most votes are less and less able to take power and address the country’s problems. They also dig into the specific policy changes that could help protect our democracy, from Electoral College reform bills to ranked choice voting. 

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Sep 26, 2022
How We Can Put Every Kid through College
2622

What if every baby could receive a college savings account, regardless of the financial situation they’re born into? That’s the mission behind baby bonds, a government policy championed by Senator Cory Booker that would provide children with a nest egg to start off adulthood. Andy speaks with economist Darrick Hamilton, who proposed the policy in 2010 as a mechanism to reduce the racial wealth gap in the United States, and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, who created a program in his city. They explain how baby bonds could eliminate college debt, why we should invest in kids we don’t personally know, and the money and public support it would take to expand local programs to the national level.

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Sep 23, 2022
What’s Happened to Our Supreme Court? (with Dahlia Lithwick)
2580

Four years of new judges on the Supreme Court have transformed the landscape of what justice in America looks like. Andy unpacks that landscape with lawyer and journalist Dahlia Lithwick, who explains in detail the intended and unintended consequences of the Dobbs ruling as the latest example of dramatic changes in the highest court, and what it means heading into the midterms. If you’re a person with a reproductive life, this episode impacts you.

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Sep 21, 2022
The First Two Years of Biden (with Chief of Staff Ron Klain)
1960

Andy takes a look at the first two years of Joe Biden’s presidency with his Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, who breaks down the successes and obstacles the administration has faced and the national agenda moving forward. In a wide-ranging conversation, they cover the war in Ukraine, climate provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, guns, the economy, and the threat to democracy. Kick off midterm season with this exclusive interview.

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Sep 19, 2022
Weather Whiplash: What to Do About Worsening Droughts and Floods
2736

From droughts to fires to floods, a year of extreme weather is taking a toll on communities from Jackson, Mississippi to Pakistan. Climate change is here and impacting our homes and drinking water. Andy speaks with climate scientist Daniel Swain and former EPA Southeast Coordinator Heather McTeer Toney about why global warming is increasing the intensity of natural disasters, who’s most at risk, and how communities should spend Inflation Reduction Act funds to boost their resiliency.

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Sep 16, 2022
The Origins of COVID-19 (with Kristian Andersen)
2355

At first, researcher Kristian Andersen believed that COVID-19 most likely originated from a lab leak. But he changed his mind upon greater investigation, and is now certain the Huanan market in Wuhan, China, was the epicenter. Andy unravels the mystery with Andersen using new key information about what happened, which animals could have transmitted it to humans, and how to make wet markets and factory farming safer in order to prevent the next pandemic.

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Sep 14, 2022
Your Guide to the New COVID Vaccines (with Ashish Jha)
3097

Updated vaccines to fight Omicron for Americans 12 and older are now available, but you may have questions about when to get the shot and how effective it’ll be as we head into the colder seasons. Andy brings on White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha to explain why you should get the COVID and flu shot simultaneously, whether it’ll cost money this time, and how a new powerful variant could throw a wrench in the plan.

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Sep 12, 2022
Two Ways to Help Kids Bounce Back from Falling Behind in School
2917

Kids are back in school, routine testing has begun, and new data shows math and reading skills have plunged since the pandemic. How do we spend the $122 Billion in federal funding to combat learning loss? Andy speaks with Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn and Oakland Reach Founder Lakisha Young about the successful approaches they’re using to get kids on track, from high dosage tutoring to hubs that train community members to be “literacy liberators.” Listen and walk away motivated to do your part.

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Sep 09, 2022
How COVID-19 Attacked Learning (with Anya Kamenetz)
2687

Kids and teenagers across the country are still recovering from the learning loss caused by schools shutting down during the height of the pandemic. Andy talks with former NPR Education Reporter Anya Kamenetz about her new book, “The Stolen Year,” which unpacks COVID’s devastating effects on our youth, from fewer college goers to toddlers with developmental delays. How behind is our youngest generation and what will it take for school districts, teachers, and parents to get kids back on track?

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Sep 07, 2022
In the Bubble Presents: Chasing Life (with Sanjay Gupta)
2133

On this Labor Day, Andy is recommending a stellar CNN podcast: Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. In this episode, Sanjay explores the endless loop of pain we can feel after a loved one dies. What happens when grief doesn’t subside with time? He speaks to Wendy Lichtenthal, Director of the Bereavement Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, about why we grieve, how to navigate the grief process, and a new medical diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.

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Sep 05, 2022
Why Student Debt Forgiveness is Good for America
2479

Millions of student loan borrowers breathed a sigh of relief after the White House revealed a plan to wipe clean a huge swath of debt. But how meaningful is this policy, what are the broader implications to the economy, and will it help future borrowers? Harvard Economist Susan Dynarski and the Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Andre Perry break down the plan and use their own experiences to humanize the root problems this relief begins to address. Plus, Andre argues why you will benefit from this policy even if you didn’t personally.

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Sep 02, 2022
How the CDC Must Change (with Director Rochelle Walensky)
2373

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky made a bold move earlier this month when she publicly acknowledged the major mistakes her agency made during the pandemic and announced major changes on their way. Andy asks Rochelle to spell out some of those mistakes, from flip-flopping mask guidance to low staffing levels in a time of crisis, and detail the changes underway to turn the CDC into a more nimble and transparent organization for the next major public health emergency.

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Aug 31, 2022
How to Fix Air Quality in Schools
2141

As kids head back to school, many parents and teachers worry about air quality amid viruses like COVID-19. Rather than waiting for your school’s HVAC system to get replaced, what if you could build something that circulates air to the standard of an intensive care unit room for under $100 and in less than an hour? Engineers and air quality experts Richard Corsi and Jim Rosenthal have designed just a product and teach Andy how to make one.

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Aug 29, 2022
The Return of Polio
2260

Polio has been detected in New York wastewater following the case of a man infected and paralyzed by the virus in July. How much is the virus circulating and what does that mean for you and young children at greatest risk? Andy speaks with New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Stanford Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Yvonne “Bonnie” Maldonado about how a disease eliminated from the Western Hemisphere in 1994 returned and what we must do now.

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Aug 26, 2022
Ten Questions for Dr. Fauci, from Boosters and Polio to Retirement
2443

On the heels of his retirement announcement, Dr. Anthony Fauci answers crowdsourced questions on fall boosters, the CDC’s changing mask and isolation guidelines, polio, and monkeypox. He also talks candidly about the problems within the CDC and tells Andy what he plans to do with his free time once he steps down from federal service.

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Aug 24, 2022
Matthew McConaughey Gets In the Bubble
3074

Oscar winner and best-selling author Matthew McConaughey comes In the Bubble to talk about the big lessons: what unites us, what he has learned about being a dad, what values really matter, and what we owe our kids. McConaughey tells Andy about the moments of decisive action that have shaped his life, which he explores in his book, "Greenlights," and practices through his charitable work, including his just keep livin Foundation. 

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Aug 22, 2022
Do Any of the Four Legal Cases Against Trump Matter?
3139

Of the four legal cases pending against former President Trump, which is the most likely to see a courtroom or end in a guilty verdict? Andy runs through the drama at Mar-a-Lago, the criminal investigation in Georgia, the January 6 madness, and the scrutiny of the Trump Organization’s business practices with two legal experts: the Brookings Institution's Benjamin Wittes and Loyola Law School’s Jessica Levinson. They rank the four cases in order of legal liability, discuss what’s going on inside the Justice Department, and predict how a guilty or not guilty verdict would impact our society.

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Aug 19, 2022
The White House’s Plan to Contain Monkeypox
2506

President Biden has tapped two new federal monkeypox responders -- the CDC’s Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and FEMA’s Robert Fenton -- and we hear from them today on the latest inside plans to combat this growing epidemic. Andy asks Robert when the U.S. will have enough vaccines to protect the entire high-risk group and gets advice from Demetre on whether sexually active teens and college students should get the shot. Plus, Andy addresses Alex Berenson’s return to Twitter.

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Aug 17, 2022
How the Nightmare of Family Separations at the Border Became Reality (with Caitlin Dickerson)
2547

More than 5,000 children were torn from their parents at the Mexican border during Donald Trump’s presidency, and more than 150 children have yet to be reunited. Atlantic writer Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months investigating how Trump’s zero tolerance approach became a reality, despite scores of top government officials who felt it was inhumane and logistically fraught. She speaks with Andy about how Congress’ failure to make substantial changes to immigration policy drove this to happen, and could allow it to happen again.

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Aug 15, 2022
Are Schools and Colleges the Next Monkeypox Hotspots?
2657

Andy looks around the corner to see who may be at risk of Monkeypox next. Should sexually active teenagers and college students get vaccinated? What about toddlers or wrestling teams? Do we need to worry about bedding? Could Monkeypox mutate as it spreads? How close is close contact? Andy gets answers from UCSF Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, who has been working directly with Monkeypox patients, and Baylor College Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology Peter Hotez, who has been offering guidance to concerned parents.

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Aug 12, 2022
How to Treat Your COVID (with Drs. Bob Wachter and Taison Bell)
3011

With lots of COVID treatments now available, how do you know which one, if any, is right for you? Andy found himself just as confused as the rest of us when he fell ill with the virus. Using his own experience as a case study (as well as the slightly more high profile case of President Biden), Andy seeks answers from UCSF Department of Medicine Chair Dr. Bob Wachter and UVA Critical Care and Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Taison Bell. They run through the four main treatment methods, which one works the best, and examine the link between Paxlovid and rebound cases.

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Aug 10, 2022
Leaving the Bubble for the Real World (with Patton Oswalt)
2483

COVID is definitely not over, but life is still going on. As we emerge from our bubbles (with no lack of trepidation), Andy calls up comedian Patton Oswalt to talk about what life is like back on the road, making movies again and talking to people in real life, not on Twitter. Then Patton and Andy riff on what justice really looks like for people like Alex Jones and Josh Hawley. Can we find humor in their demise? Will either of them even have a demise? Patton and Andy debate that and more in this laugh-filled episode.


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Aug 08, 2022
The Case for Climate Optimism (with Gavin Schmidt and Leah Stokes)
2357

The United States is on the brink of passing a climate bill that could get us closer to making real progress against climate change than we’ve ever been before. Gavin Schmidt, climatologist and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, talks with Andy about the seemingly insurmountable number of climate catastrophes we’re currently experiencing and how the the  Inflation Reduction Act may help finally rein in climate change. We also hear from Leah Stokes, a political scientist and environmental expert who helped craft some of the bill’s climate provisions. She explains how the bill would transition large parts of the economy from fossil fuels to clean energy and get us closer to cutting pollution in half. 

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Aug 05, 2022
Is the Economy Getting Better? (with Justin Wolfers)
2530

With interest rates and prices rising and GDP declining, many Americans want to know: Are we are in a recession, and should we be worried? Andy calls on expert economist Justin Wolfers to explain why the economy may not be as bad as it feels, what the Fed is doing to pump the brakes, and when we might see price increases come under control. Then Justin unpacks the economic elements in the Inflation Reduction Act and predicts whether it will live up to its name and help lower prices.

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Aug 03, 2022
How Nasal Vaccines Could Transform the Pandemic (with Eric Topol)
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COVID-19 vaccines are no longer blocking infections like they used to. Nasal vaccines could help patch up the holes where the new variants like BA.5 are getting in. Andy talks to physician and scientist Eric Topol about the promising trials underway, when we could see a nasal vaccine hit the market, and why it could transform our pandemic response by providing mucosal immunity.

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Aug 01, 2022
Who’s Most at Risk of Monkeypox as It Spreads
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Monkeypox is currently spreading mostly within the queer community, but experts warn the diseases could expand its reach into other groups where skin-to-skin contact is common, from wrestling teams to spas. Guest host Stephanie Wittels Wachs speaks with Dr. Jay Varma and scientist and queer activist Joseph Osmundson about why cases continue to spread, including a poor rollout of available vaccines, treatment, and testing. They also discuss how to stay protected if you or a loved one is in an at-risk group.

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Jul 29, 2022
Why Do Some People Keep Getting COVID? (with Eric Topol)
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With BA.5 infecting and reinfecting people around the world, Andy wants to know why some people keep getting COVID while others seemingly never contract the virus. Apart from your daily safety decisions, it may have to do with your genetics, gut microbiome, and defense proteins called interferons. Physician and scientist Eric Topol breaks down these theories for Andy as they discuss BA.5’s severity compared to earlier versions of Omicron and what variant could come next.

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Jul 27, 2022
The Jan 6 Enablers Won’t Quit Trump (with Mark Leibovich)
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The January 6 hearings have proven how few people in Donald Trump’s inner circle stood up against his mission to overthrow the election results. How did we get to the point where someone was able to run over the country in such a roughshod way with little resistance? Andy speaks with author and reporter Mark Leibovich about the people who rolled over in submission to Trump’s antics and what it reveals about the current GOP. He offers glimpses inside his time interviewing key players like Eric Trump and Lindsey Graham at the Trump Hotel bar, and a prediction on whether Trump could win the nomination and the presidency again in 2024.

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Jul 25, 2022
A Post-Roe Update on Male Birth Control
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The number one way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy (apart from abstinence) is with contraception. But why does so much of that burden fall on women? In an eye-opening conversation about the development of male birth control, Dr. Brian Nguyen and Dr. Stephanie Page reframe pregnancy as an equally shared responsibility between two partners. They trace a line between the Dobbs v. Jackson decision and the need for male contraception, discuss the clinical trials happening right now, and explain why it’s a step toward building a culture of gender equity.

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Jul 22, 2022
Why Government Is Not a Bad Word (with Adam Conover)
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Andy talks with comedian Adam Conover about his Netflix show, "The G Word," where he partnered with President Obama to educate Americans on how the federal government works and what needs fixing within it. From public libraries to FEMA, they discuss how comedy can help Americans understand, appreciate, and properly scrutinize the agencies working for us everyday.

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Jul 20, 2022
The NRA's First Major Defeat In Decades (with Sen. Chris Murphy)
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The first major bipartisan gun bill in three decades is now law. Much of this is due to the work of Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), who helped bring senators from both sides of the aisle together. Senator Murphy joins Andy to talk about what it took to get Republicans on board, what each senator brought to the table and why he hopes this bill will benefit his Republican colleagues. Andy asks about what it’s like working with victim families over and over again, plus a look at how this bill can save lives and what’s next.

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Jul 18, 2022
‘988 Is for Everyone’: Inside the New Mental Health Hotline
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988 is now the 911 of mental health emergencies. The three-digit number will connect you to a crisis call center in your area and a trained counselor to talk, text, or chat with. Andy speaks with Wendy Martinez Farmer and Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith from Beacon Health Options about how 988 reimagines the National Sucicide Prevention Hotline to be more accessible and inclusive, and why you don’t have to be suicidal to call. Suicide attempt survivor and crisis counselor Shelby Rowe opens up about her own mental health journey and explains why resources vary community by community.

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Jul 15, 2022
BA.5 and Our Disappearing Immunity (with Bill Hanage)
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Reinfections across the country are being driven by an explosion in cases of BA.5, the latest variant of COVID-19. Andy asks Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage whether our vaccines and immune systems have a fighting chance, if infections are more severe than other Omicron offshoots, and what we need to do to safely get through the summer and fall. Will those who have managed to avoid the virus for years finally succumb to this wave? Find out.

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Jul 13, 2022
Why Air Travel is Such a Mess (with United CEO Scott Kirby)
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Demand for air travel is back in a big way, but judging by the rise in delayed and canceled flights it seems like the airline industry got caught flat footed. What’s up? Andy grills United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on what’s causing all the schedule problems, why he thinks removing the mask mandate was a good decision, and how to cut carbon emissions in the friendly skies.

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Jul 11, 2022
Forget What You Know About Fentanyl
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With fentanyl deaths at a record high, Andy speaks with two experts about rethinking opioids, overdoses, and addiction. Ed Ternan, a father whose son died from fentanyl poisoning after buying a fake Percocet on Snapchat, explains how fake pills and social media are driving an increase in deaths among teenagers and young adults, while RAND researcher Bryce Pardo provides data and solutions.

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Jul 08, 2022
Putting PTSD Recovery Before the Presidency (with Jason Kander)
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Democratic up-and-comer Jason Kander was about to announce his presidential campaign when, in 2018, he revealed that he suffered from PTSD and depression and walked away from politics. Though he felt his career and ambitions were over, he gained the opportunity to heal from trauma he experienced during his time serving in the Afghanistan War. In a sensitive and honest interview, Kander opens up about the traumas he and all of us face in different ways, and how to grow past them.

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Jul 06, 2022
The Great American Vaccine Debate (re-air with Ken Burns)
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On this Fourth of July holiday, we’re returning to a favorite episode with filmmaker Ken Burns about his latest documentary, “Benjamin Franklin.” When he wasn’t busy taming electricity, Franklin was encouraging inoculations to combat the smallpox pandemic of the 18th century. He bitterly regretted not inoculating his 4-year-old son, Francis, who died from smallpox in 1736. Andy talks to Ken about Franklin’s role during the outbreak, how he balanced his libertarian views with scientific and public health reasoning, and whether Franklin would support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate if alive today.

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Jul 04, 2022
What Tradeoffs Are We Willing to Make for Cheaper Gas?
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With gas prices soaring over $5 a gallon as Americans hit the road this Fourth of July weekend, Andy asks the question on many of our minds: what tradeoffs are we willing to make for relief at the pump? Columbia Climate School Dean Jason Bordoff and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Meghan O’Sullivan go through how different compromises, from deals with Saudi Arabia to gas tax holidays, would affect our pocketbooks, global relations, and the planet.

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Jul 01, 2022
The Latest on COVID Testing and Summer Travel (with Drs. Michael Mina and Patrice Harris)
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As you head out on your summer trips, how often should you and your family test for COVID-19? Andy gets practical advice from epidemiologist and show favorite Dr. Michael Mina along with his eMed colleague Dr. Patrice Harris. Using real life scenarios, they tell you the most informative times to test, explain why some people stay negative while displaying symptoms, and offer an innovative way to test and treat from your home.

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Jun 29, 2022
Special Episode: The Impact of the End of Roe v. Wade
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In this special breaking-news edition, Andy helps you understand the impact of yesterday's Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. As health clinics in several states halt abortion procedures due to the decision, Andy gets reaction and action items from Caitlin Cruz, a reporter from Jezebel who covers reproductive rights; Grace Howard, an expert on reproductive law; and Renee Bracey Sherman, a reproductive justice activist protesting outside the Supreme Court. Find out what the ruling means, where to seek help if you or someone you know is worried they could be prosecuted for their actions, and how to support those in need.

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Jun 25, 2022
How Omicron Changes Your Odds of Long COVID
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A new study out of England found the risk of Long COVID to be lower with the Omicron variant compared to Delta. That’s good news, but there are some caveats. Andy chats with one of the researchers behind the study, Dr. Claire Steves, who breaks down the risk of Long COVID based on age and vaccination status. Benjamin Mazer joins to discuss why the population of Americans experiencing Long COVID remains largely unseen, and why the amount of quality data from the U.K. on Long COVID far surpasses the U.S.

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Jun 24, 2022
Four Pieces of COVID News and the Big Lie (with Dan Pfeiffer)
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Andy starts the show with some good news about COVID-19, regarding case numbers, child vaccines, and a new study on long COVID and Omicron. Then, Obama’s former political advisor and Pod Save America host Dan Pfeiffer joins to react to the Jan. 6 hearings and explain why Democrats suck at political messaging. Plus he gives Democrats handy tips to level the political playing field, including how to make politics feel like a righteous adventure.

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Jun 22, 2022
Texas Is a Litmus Test for America's Politics (with Beto O’Rourke)
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Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in nearly 30 years. Why does Beto O’Rourke think he can change that? Andy sits down with the former presidential candidate to discuss how the families of Uvalde victims are doing, his thoughts on Congress’ bipartisan gun bill, and how he plans to defeat Greg Abbott in November.

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Jun 20, 2022
Spotlight on Gun Bill and Insurrection Hearings
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This week’s bipartisan hearings on the January 6 insurrection coincided with the preliminary announcement on a bipartisan gun bill in the Senate. We take a look at what led to this cross-party cooperation – in Congress and in public opinion – by inviting in a US political historian and a Trump official who blew the whistle on the former president’s support of domestic terrorism. Are we making progress or papering over our problems, and what does history tell us is about to happen?

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Jun 17, 2022
What to Expect with the Next COVID-19 Vaccines
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Americans will soon have access to several new COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA is expected to finally approve Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children under 5 as well as the protein-based Novavax vaccine. Looking ahead, the FDA is meeting in late June to discuss a vaccine targeting multiple variants of the virus, which may be available in the fall. How do all these shots compare to our current ones, and how do you know what’s right for your family? Andy gets answers from epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina and New York Times health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli.

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Jun 15, 2022
Record Inflation and What’s Next (with Larry Summers)
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Our pocketbooks are reeling from May's 40-year high inflation, and price gains don’t seem to be easing. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers saw this coming last year, when he predicted inflation would become a big problem in the U.S. What's his money on now? Andy asks Larry to make predictions about how the federal government’s attempt to lower inflation by raising federal interest rates could impact the price of gas, our jobs, home values, and retirement accounts. Larry has an answer.

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Jun 13, 2022
Moving from Crisis to Action on Gun Safety
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Four years after the first March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida are once again organizing student-led demonstrations around the country this weekend in response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Andy speaks with Parkland survivor Samantha Fuentes and ER physician Dr. Megan Ranney about how they turned their trauma into action, and how you can, too.

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Jun 10, 2022
Summer Escape: In the Cockpit with Top Gun's Jay Ellis
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Actor Jay Ellis is in the hottest movie of the summer – Top Gun: Maverick. Andy escapes with Jay into a world of nostalgia, childhood dreams coming true, and trying to act while traveling 1,200 mph and 8 Gs without puking. Jay shares how growing up on Air Force bases with a jet mechanic for a father prepared him for this role and the communal power of a packed movie theater after years of pandemic isolation. Jay also hosts The Untold Story on Lemonada Media.

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Jun 08, 2022
Preventing More Baby Formula Shortages (with General Gustave Perna)
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As the man responsible for manufacturing and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in less than a year, US Army four-star General Gustave Perna has a thing or two to say about today’s supply chain issues. He says product shortages, from vaccines to baby formula, are preventable if you center mission over profit and run hypotheticals that prepare your team for worst case scenarios. Andy relives Operation Warp Speed with the general as they discuss what we can learn from it.

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Jun 06, 2022
Gas Up, Stocks Down: How to Weather Today’s Economy
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The price of goods like gasoline and food is up sharply amid the highest inflation since the 1970s, and a stock market slump may be impacting your investment portfolio. What should you do as you watch the pump tick up and your 401(k) tick down? Andy sits down with two money experts, the Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary and President Obama’s Economic Advisor Betsey Stevenson, to better understand what’s going on in our economy right now and how to weather this storm.

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Jun 03, 2022
How the Senate is Failing Us (with Al Franken)
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Many Americans don’t feel like the politicians they elect are creating the laws they want, including common sense gun regulations, paid family leave, and universal health care. Why don’t our policies reflect the will of the majority? Andy explores that question with former Minnesota Senator Al Franken, who explains why we don't have the elective democracy we think we do and gets emotional reflecting on his time in Congress during the Sandy Hook shooting.

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Jun 01, 2022
Last Day Special: Unpacking Fear, Danger, and Mass Shootings
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On this Memorial Day, the producers of In the Bubble wanted to share another Lemonada Media show that they hope you will find helpful as the country feels like it’s spinning out of control. It’s called Last Day. In this award-winning series, Lemonada co-founder and author Stephanie Wittels Wachs confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. Now, back for a third season, Last Day grapples with guns in America, asking: How can we live safely in a country with more guns than people?

As Americans look for solutions in the wake of last week's unimaginable shooting in Texas, the Last Day team asks: Who does the Second Amendment protect? In this episode, they trace its racist roots, learn why a former firearms executive blames the gun industry for sowing fear, division, and maybe even anarchy in our country, and take a look at how we ended up in this culture of fear, mass shootings, and other acts of violence.

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May 30, 2022
Processing Another School Shooting with a Mom Who Lived It
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Following this week’s shooting in Uvalde, Andy speaks with a mother who knows the pain parents of the victims are experiencing. Rhonda Hart lost her 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly, in the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas, and talks about how she continues to fight for gun reform despite the uphill battle. Joining the conversation is reporter Jennifer Mascia and former firearms executive Ryan Busse, who explain why politicians won’t act on gun reform despite widespread bipartisan consensus among citizens. Plus, Andy processes the tragedy with Last Day host Stephanie Wittels Wachs, who dedicated an entire season to understanding America's relationship with guns and shares how she talked with her 2nd grader about the shooting.

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May 27, 2022
Should We Worry About Monkeypox? (with Anne Rimoin)
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For those overwhelmed by the news of yet another infectious disease outbreak by the name of monkeypox, this episode is for you. With an equal dose of relief and urgency, Andy invites one of the world’s leading experts on monkeypox, UCLA professor Anne Rimoin, to explain why the disease is spreading now and how concerned we should be. You’ll be reassured but also encouraged to pay attention — at the very least for the sake of those at risk around the globe.

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May 25, 2022
The Next COVID Threats Emerging Around the Globe (with Katherine Wu)
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COVID-19 variants are evolving around the world, impacting the trajectory of the pandemic and our ability to fight it. Andy speaks with microbiologist Katherine Wu, who’s been writing for the Atlantic about how surges in North Korea, China, and South Africa will affect the U.S. and what we can do about it. She expresses cautious optimism about variant-specific vaccines, worry over zero-COVID policies in parts of Asia, and insight into what the virus will do next.

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May 23, 2022
How Far-Right Extremism Became Mainstream
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The echoes of white nationalism have seeped into talking points espoused by conservative media and the GOP party. The shooting in Buffalo is the latest example of where those dangerous thoughts can lead. Andy speaks with hate crime researcher Jeannine Bell and extremism reporter Andy Campbell about how Republican politicians and political pundits spouting anti-immigrant and anti-Black hate leads directly to someone taking action on those beliefs. Is this a quest for country-wide reconciliation and rehabilitation, or a war over good and evil? How can you fight hate in your community? Find out.

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May 20, 2022
Seven Ways to Help Our Stressed Kids (with Dr. Nzinga Harrison)
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Our nation’s children are experiencing some of the highest levels of stress in history due to the pandemic, yet they lack the skills to properly verbalize and manage their mental health. The good news? It’s not too late for adults to lend a hand, and you don’t have to be a primary caregiver to do so. Mental health expert Dr. Nzinga Harrison teaches Andy about the seven Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) that build a child's sense of belonging, and how to help any young person in your life access them. She also reflects on the positives of the pandemic, including a decreased stigma in requesting mental health support.

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May 18, 2022
Midterm Election Primer (with CNN's John King)
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With the 2022 primaries underway and the midterms in less than six months, CNN’s John King has his iconic magic wall prepped and ready for election coverage. Tracking the races more closely than arguably anyone else, John gives Andy his insider take on Trump’s effect on the primaries so far, whether Democrats will turn out for the midterms with the same force they did in 2018, and the key House and Senate races that’ll decide who controls Congress.

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May 16, 2022
Lack of Women Politicians Doomed Roe - Here's How To Get Them Elected
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Women make up more than half of the U.S. population, yet less than a third of the nation’s elected leaders. It’s not because they’re not winning. It’s because they’re not running. And studies show that the gender gap in political ambition is just as big today as it was 20 years ago. Why, and how do we change that? Andy poses those questions to gender and politics researcher Jennifer Lawless and She Should Run founder Erin Loos Cutraro. Walk away from this interview with practical tips on how to run yourself or motivate your friend to turn that thought into an actual candidacy.

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May 13, 2022
Your Top 10 Questions for Biden’s COVID Coordinator (with Dr. Ashish Jha)
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You asked, we answered! Andy asks Dr. Ashish Jha, current White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, the top 10 questions submitted by listeners, including our overall risk levels, what’s next for vaccines, how to diagnose long COVID, and minute by minute timing of the approval process for young kids. He explains who’s still dying from COVID, predicts when waves will hit different parts of the U.S., and breaks down the best therapeutics. 

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May 11, 2022
One Million COVID Deaths, Who is Accountable? (with Trump Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx)
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As the U.S. hits the tragic milestone of 1,000,000 deaths, Andy talks with Dr. Deborah Birx to explore how it happened and some of the most pivotal moments of President Donald Trump’s COVID response. Birx says she knew she wouldn’t win any popularity contests when she agreed to serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under Trump in 2020. She was right. Andy gives Birx a chance to respond to criticisms that her public praise of Trump undermined the opportunity to save more lives. The conversation gets heated as it goes on.

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May 09, 2022
Post-Roe America up Close: 1,000 Miles to an Abortion
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A post-Roe America could become a reality soon, if Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft ruling becomes the court’s final decision. From the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Robin Marty tells Andy how the decision would impact her patients from day one, and urges Americans with privilege to consider how far they’ll go to protect the rights of others. Andy asks Columbia Law School professor Carol Sanger which of Alito’s arguments stuck out to her and what people can do today to help bring the right to choose back to states that may lose it.

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May 06, 2022
Twice as Likely to Die from COVID (with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun)
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Early on in the pandemic, people of color were nearly twice as likely to die from COVID-19. Those health inequities weren’t surprising to Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, who was among the first public health officials in the nation to demand her state of Michigan collect race and ethnicity data on COVID patients. In fact, solving them has been her life’s work. Now the chief health equity officer at CVS Health, Joneigh tells Andy where her passion for improving the health of underserved communities stems from, including her own personal experience being dismissed by doctors, and the tangible ways the health care system can do better.

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May 04, 2022
The Bubble Expands (Official Trailer)
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Since the beginning of the pandemic shutdown, In the Bubble has been your home for facts, guidance, and a slice of hope in a hopeless time. Now, as we emerge from our COVID bubbles, there are still lots of issues that Andy wants to help break down without weighing you down. That’s why In the Bubble is expanding to three days a week. In addition to timely and important information about COVID-19, the show will make sense of the breaking and slow burn news cycles with thoughtful opinions and expert analysis from the people making the news. Catch us fresh on your feeds every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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May 03, 2022
Exclusive: FDA Commissioner on COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 0-5 (with Robert Califf)
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Many parents with young children have one question: When will my kid be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine? They got one step closer to an answer this week, when Moderna filed an Emergency Use Authorization for a vaccine the company says is safe and effective for kids ages 6 months through 5 years. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf tells Andy what’s holding up approval, why getting the dose right is so critically important, and whether rumors that the FDA would wait for data on a three-dose vaccine from Pfizer before clearing a two-dose vaccine from Moderna are true.

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Apr 28, 2022
Are We on Our Way to a Game-Changing Flu Vaccine? (with Uwe Schoenbeck)
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For decades, the messenger RNA (mRNA) platform was seen as too unstable and expensive to be used in vaccines or therapeutic medicines. That changed when the COVID-19 pandemic sparked enough urgency, resources, and money to bring about a breakthrough. Andy speaks with Uwe Schoenbeck, the chief scientific officer for Pfizer's Emerging Science & Innovation team, about what makes the mRNA platform more nimble than conventional methods and its potential future uses, including a game-changing flu vaccine and gene editing therapeutics for cancers, Alzheimer's, and HIV/AIDS.

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Apr 27, 2022
COVID Update: Making Sense of Maskless Travel
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Some passengers ripped off their masks in jubilee while others froze in horror when airlines across the country announced mid-flight that a Florida judge had struck down the CDC’s travel mask mandate last week. What does this ruling mean for air travel and daily commutes on public transit? Andy speaks with epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina about why you should keep your mask on and how to minimize your risk while traveling amid unmasked passengers. And global health law professor Lawrence Gostin explains what could happen if the justice department’s appeal makes it to the Supreme Court.

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Apr 25, 2022
How the Pandemic Changed Health Care (with Dr. Alan Lotvin)
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What if we could take the best of what we learned from the pandemic to build a better and more equitable health care system? What would it look like? That question is at the center of Andy’s conversation with CVS Health’s Executive Vice President Alan Lotvin. Alan envisions a future where the expertise of pharmacists and nurse practitioners is better utilized to help aid the labor shortage. And he believes wearable health technology could become as essential as your wallet, leading to fast, convenient, and personalized health care without stepping into a doctor’s office.

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Apr 20, 2022
Our Next COVID Vaccines (with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla)
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Andy sits down with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, who is cautiously optimistic that a vaccine for children under 5 will get approved by June and a variant-specific vaccine that better protects against Omicron will be approved in the fall. Albert stresses the seriousness of Long COVID, comparing its severity to cardiovascular diseases. And Andy traces a throughline between the harrowing journey of Albert’s parents, who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, and the CEO’s own journey racing the clock to create a vaccine to save lives.

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Apr 18, 2022
Last Day Preview: Everyone Out Here is Armed
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Last Day is back for season 3, and in episode 1, our team travels to Montana, where cowboy culture reigns supreme, everyone is armed, and 86% of firearm deaths are suicides. There, we meet a couple that represents all the contradictions at the root of America’s gun debate: One is a suicide prevention advocate, and the other is the most adamant Second Amendment supporter we’ve ever met. Plus, our team tries out shooting some really big guns. 


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Apr 16, 2022
Everything We Know about Long COVID
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While COVID caseloads are decreasing in many parts of the United States, many people who have been afflicted throughout the past two years of the pandemic are still suffering with what is commonly called "Long COVID." COVID-19 isn't the first virus to cause long-term illness, but Andy digs into what we know — and don't know — about these lingering symptoms. In Andy's conversation with two experts — Yale's Akiko Iswasaki and Mount Sinai's David Putrino — we'll learn more about hypotheses for why certain people don’t recover fully from the virus, how Long COVID differs from a lingering infection, and what rehabilitation techniques seem to be working best.

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Apr 13, 2022
Preparing for a Russian Cyberattack on U.S. Infrastructure (with Juliette Kayyem)
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Andy talks with disaster expert Juliette Kayyem about how to prepare for scary and unpredictable things, from hurricanes to cyber attacks. As the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Intergovernmental Affairs, Juliette accepts that disasters will happen and helps people, companies, and governments “fail safer,” as she puts it. She explains to Andy why a Russian cyber attack on U.S. soil would likely come in the form of an oil, gas, or water disruption. Putting in some hard work now, before the next bad thing happens, will leave you more prepared and empowered when it does.

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Apr 11, 2022
Why Democracy Depends on Putin's Defeat (with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch)
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Andy speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch about how she anticipates the Russian invasion of Ukraine playing out and why the fight for democracy can take decades. She explains how her parents' experience fleeing totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany led her to join the U.S. Foreign Service, and relives her painful role as a key witness in the 2020 impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump in which she testified that the President pressured the State Department to remove her based on what she called unfounded and false claims.

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Apr 06, 2022
Should You Get Another COVID Booster Now? (with FDA’s Peter Marks)
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Andy talks with Dr. Peter Marks about the FDA’s authorization of a fourth round of vaccines for those 50 and older. As the director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, Marks is the man most responsible for our vaccines and the speed at which they were developed. Andy gets the inside scoop from him to help answer questions from listeners about boosters, such as: Who should get another shot? Should you mix and match? And when will we see vaccines for kids under 5?

 

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Apr 04, 2022
The Great American Vaccine Debate (with Ken Burns)
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When he wasn’t busy taming electricity and being a Founding Father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was encouraging inoculations to combat the smallpox pandemic of the 18th century. Franklin bitterly regretted not inoculating his 4-year-old son, Francis, who died from smallpox when an outbreak hit Philadelphia in 1736. Andy talks to filmmaker Ken Burns, whose new PBS documentary on the founding father comes out April 4, about Franklin’s role during the smallpox pandemic, how he balanced his libertarian views with scientific and public health reasoning, and whether Franklin would support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate if alive today.

 

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Mar 30, 2022
Why Texas's Bullying of Trans Kids Matters to Everyone (with Admiral Rachel Levine)
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While states like Texas and Florida target LGBTQ+ youth and families, Andy digs into the top issues affecting our nation's health with Admiral Rachel Levine, a pediatrician currently serving as Assistant Secretary for Health. Dr. Levine, who is the nation's first openly transgender four-star officer, discusses her commitment to finding solutions to improve youth mental health, the opioid epidemic, and health equity. She and Andy also reflect on the profound difference one supportive adult can make for an LGBTQ+ young person.

 

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Mar 28, 2022
The Next COVID Crisis: Funding (with Jeff Zients and Zeke Emanuel)
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Andy tackles the pressing need for more COVID funding with two guests who are fighting to make it happen: outgoing White House Coronavirus Coordinator Jeff Zients and former COVID Transition Team member Dr. Zeke Emanuel. What will happen if the U.S. can't afford to pay for a fourth round of vaccines? And what is holding Congress up? Zeke and Andy also discuss the plan Zeke is spearheading for the next phase of the pandemic, and Andy puts Zeke through a lightning round where he asks him about variant-specific vaccines, the potential return of mask mandates, how best to use oral antivirals like Paxlovid, and much more.

 

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Mar 23, 2022
America's Next Omicron Wave (with Bill Hanage)
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Andy brings Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage back to discuss what the US can expect to see with the new Omicron subvariant BA.2. How will our bump compare to what we’re seeing in Europe? And how will people navigate it with the nationwide relaxation of vaccine and mask mandates? Plus, they revisit some of their previous conversation about the original strain of Omicron from six weeks ago to see how well their predictions held up.

 

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Mar 21, 2022
Is Ukraine the One Issue Congress Can Agree On? (with Rep. Ro Khanna)
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Andy begins by talking about the rise in COVID cases around the world and what that could mean for us here in America. Then, listen in as Andy and Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna have a wide-ranging conversation about the war in Ukraine, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, and what it takes to build bridges both across the aisle and within one’s own party. Ro explains his views on how far the U.S. should go to defend Ukraine, what it means to be a "progressive capitalist," and how we can achieve dignity in a digital age.

 

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Mar 16, 2022
Inside the Three Russian Nuclear Threats (with Senator Tim Kaine)
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Andy gets to the bottom of Vladimir Putin's escalating nuclear threats with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation of American Scientists. Plus, Senator Kaine details his personal two-year-long struggle with long COVID and his new bill, the Comprehensive Access to Resources and Education (CARE) for Long COVID Act. 

 

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Mar 14, 2022
Is the Pandemic Over If We Decide It Is? (with David Ho)
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As mask mandates and vaccine requirements go away and life starts to look similar to the way it did in February 2020, Andy talks with world-renowned virologist David Ho, who says his career has been defined by two pandemics: HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. David tells Andy what he makes of people relaxing their precautions, how long he thinks COVID will remain problematic for us as a society, and what future vaccines and therapies could look like. Plus, David recounts his decades researching HIV/AIDS, which led to him being named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year in 1996.

 

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Mar 09, 2022
On the Ground with the Citizens of Ukraine (with Jim Sciutto)
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As Russia cracks down on the truth about the war in Ukraine, Andy connects with Jim Sciutto, CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent, on the ground in Lviv. Jim tells Andy about some of the Ukrainians he’s spoken with: a member of parliament, a law student-turned-volunteer medic, and a family fleeing to safety. They also discuss the convoy outside Kyiv and what Putin’s next steps may be.

 

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Mar 07, 2022
What the Russian Sanctions Mean Here and Abroad (with David Frum)
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Andy digs into the global sanctions levied against Vladimir Putin and Russia as a result of the invasion of Ukraine with Atlantic staff writer David Frum. They get into how the sanctions are already affecting Russians, how they may play out here, and if David thinks there's a point at which they could go too far. 

 

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Mar 02, 2022
How Is SARS-CoV-2 Going to Evolve, and What Does It Mean for Our Future? (with Jesse Bloom)
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Andy tries to get a glimpse into SARS-CoV-2's future with Fred Hutchinson molecular biologist Jesse Bloom. Jesse is studying the ways the virus could continue to evolve and he gives us a sense of what may be on the horizon and how our immunity could hold up to those changes. Plus, they go back to the basics and talk about how and why this virus is evolving so much faster than other known viruses.

 

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Feb 28, 2022
Who Will Take Care of Me When I Get Old?
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The pandemic forced us to confront many previously unacknowledged societal issues, including the lack of infrastructure we have to support those who need care and those who give it. As COVID-19 deaths near one million in America, the time has come to address the caregiving crisis in this country. There are nearly 50 million unpaid family caregivers and 4.5 million paid home care aides in America, yet they remain largely invisible. Andy explores that dichotomy with Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations, and Randy Klein, CEO of Vesta Healthcare. They discuss why this work is historically undervalued and what we can all do to help change that. Plus, how to plan for the care you will likely need or give in your life, and what Build Back Better could do to support caregivers.

 

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Feb 23, 2022
What the CDC Director Really Wants You to Know (with Rochelle Walensky)
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Andy and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky dig into some of the toughest COVID questions of the moment. When will we be able to take our masks off? Will we need a 4th vaccine dose? What does the data tell us about variant-specific boosters? They talk about how our public health infrastructure has transformed over the past two years, the new COVID surveillance systems at our disposal, and what the CDC will be looking out for as the virus continues to mutate. Plus, Dr. Walensky reflects on her first year as head of the CDC and gives practical advice for people navigating their local guidance when it contradicts CDC recommendations. 

 

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Feb 21, 2022
Fighting for Justice and the Supreme Court (with Preet Bharara)
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Andy gets the latest on the most pressing legal issues with Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and host of the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet. Andy and Preet discuss what's happening with the January 6th select committee, the idea of Donald Trump running again in 2024, and how the process to replace Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer may play out. Plus, Preet talks about his new children's book Justice Is ... A Guide For Young Truth Seekers.

 

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Feb 16, 2022
The Country That Decided the Pandemic Is Over (with Kristian Andersen)
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Andy enlists Scripps Research immunologist and Danish expat Kristian Andersen to understand why Denmark lifted all their COVID restrictions — despite leading the world in per capita infections — and what we in the U.S. can learn from that. Plus, how BA.2 compares to BA.1 with regard to transmissibility, severity, and immune evasiveness and what Kristian thinks we need to do to minimize the risk of future variants.

 

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Feb 14, 2022
The Woman Tasked with Finding the Next Variant (with Caitlin Rivers)
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Andy begins this jam-packed episode by talking about Pfizer's long-awaited vaccine for kids under 5 with Julie Morita, a pediatrician and executive vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Then he's joined by Safe or Not Safe alumna Caitlin Rivers, who is working to establish the new Center for Epidemic Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics at the CDC. Caitlin tells Andy what the group is doing to get ahead of future outbreaks and keep you safer and more informed about infectious diseases.

 

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Feb 09, 2022
Breaking COVID News (with Dan Diamond)
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Andy turns the tables on award-winning Washington Post journalist Dan Diamond, who has covered health care policy (and Andy) since the Obama administration, and asks him about COVID and the media. Andy and Dan talk about what it's like reporting on the Biden administration after covering the Trump administration, if Andy considers himself a member of the media, and Andy's appearance as Dan's debut guest on his old podcast Pulse Check. Keep an ear out for the moments where the two of them slip back into their more familiar roles, Dan as interviewer and Andy as interviewee.

 

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Feb 07, 2022
The Big Question: What Kind of Immunity Will Omicron Provide? (with Bill Hanage)
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Andy explores what Omicron means for immunity with Harvard epidemiologist Bill Hanage. Andy and Bill tackle what we know about the kind of immunity Omicron may provide against future variants, what role layered immunity will play moving forward, and why we shouldn't count Delta out just yet. While you listen, see if you can catch all the literary and Arsenal F.C. references Bill skillfully slides into the conversation. 

 

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Feb 02, 2022
Safe or Not Safe: What Omicron Changed
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Omicron came and flipped everything we thought we knew about how to act during COVID up in the air. It also made another edition of Safe or Not Safe necessary. This time around, Andy brings in two new contestants, epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina and former guest host Dr. Bob Wachter, to answer your questions about indoor dining, outdoor transmission, and how to keep kids under five and those who are immunocompromised as safe as possible. After you finish listening, head over to Twitter and tell Andy who you think won: #TeamKatelyn or #TeamBob.

 

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Jan 31, 2022
A Day Inside the ER During Omicron (with Megan Ranney)
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Andy and ER doctor Megan Ranney take you inside her Rhode Island emergency department to hear just how thinly stretched everyone and everything is during the Omicron wave. Nearly two years into this pandemic, we are all exhausted. But as you can hear in Megan's voice, the people who staff emergency departments have been pushed to their breaking point. Go with her on a recent shift as she treats patients, talks with her colleagues, and reflects on the toll that practicing emergency medicine during COVID has taken on all of them.

 

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Jan 26, 2022
Why the Biggest Threat in 2022 May Not Be COVID (with Jon Favreau)
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With the defeat of the Freedom to Vote Act, Andy turns his attention to the threat to our democracy with Crooked Media co-founder and Pod Save America co-host Jon Favreau. They discuss just how real the threat remains, how a Big Lie scenario could play out in 2024, and what we can do to prevent that from happening. Plus, what Jon, a former Obama speechwriter, wants to hear the Biden Administration communicate to the American people about the pandemic.

 

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Jan 24, 2022
When and How to Get the New COVID Antivirals (with America’s Chief Scientific Officer David Kessler)
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Andy brings you information directly from the source to let you know what to expect when the antivirals arrive: who will get them, how to get them, when to get yours, and the biggest question — will they change everything? In an exclusive interview with In the Bubble, Dr. David Kessler, Chief Science Officer of the White House COVID-19 Response Team, tells Andy how he is personally navigating Omicron and what the Biden Administration is doing to ensure that we have the capacity to respond quickly to the next pandemic. 

 

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Jan 19, 2022
Omicron: Masking and Indoor Air Quality 101
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Andy enlists two experts — UC Davis Dean of Engineering Rich Corsi and “Mask Nerd” Aaron Collins — to better understand the importance of masking and indoor air quality during this Omicron wave. Fan favorite Rich returns to talk about how to think about ventilation, ways to reduce our inhalation dose, and how that’s changed with Omicron. Aaron breaks down everything you need to know about the different kinds of masks out there, including what masks are best for kids. Today's episode is a battle of the nerds, and we all come out winners in the end with practical information to help us stay safer during this Omicron wave and beyond.

 

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Jan 17, 2022
The Omicron Episode for Parents (with Paul Offit)
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Being a parent is never easy, but has it ever felt as hard as it does right now? Andy talks all things kids and Omicron with pediatrician and vaccinologist Paul Offit. They cover the latest on keeping kids safe at school, how Omicron is affecting young people, and what kind of masks are best for children. Plus, an update on when we can expect a vaccine for kids younger than five.

 

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Jan 12, 2022
Omicron & Testing: Your Top 20 Questions Answered (with Michael Mina)
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Testing is one of the most important and misunderstood elements of the pandemic. Andy brings it all into focus with Michael Mina, Chief Science Officer at eMed and the go-to testing expert. They break down the complex interplay between infections, symptoms, and the different kinds of tests, and answer your top 20 questions about COVID-19 testing. After listening to this episode, you'll understand when you should test, how each of the three main types of tests work, when more tests should be available, and much more.

 

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Jan 10, 2022
Will We All Get Omicron in 2022? (with David Agus)
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As we begin 2022, Andy gets the latest on where we stand with Omicron with the help of Dr. David Agus, a professor of medicine at USC, medical contributor for CBS News, and one of the clearest communicators out there. They discuss whether nearly everyone will get COVID-19 because of Omicron, what the latest data show about its severity, and the possibility of variant-specific boosters in the future. Plus, they break down the CDC's new isolation guidelines and David tells Andy what it's like talking COVID with Stephen Colbert.

 

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Jan 05, 2022
EXTENDED CUT: How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)
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In this extended cut, Andy calls up The Atlantic's Ed Yong, who won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the pandemic, to talk about how we got where we are now and where we need to go next. They cover what went wrong up to this point, why we can't think of vaccines as a panacea, and what Ed thinks about giving people in the US booster shots before many people around the world get their first dose. Plus, Andy weighs in on President Biden’s vaccinate-or-test requirements.

 

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Jan 03, 2022
Holiday Bonus: Who Needs to Apologize for COVID? (with Andy Slavitt)
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I’m Sorry is another Lemonada Media series produced by the same team as In the Bubble! As a holiday treat, we’re sharing a recent episode of theirs that features In the Bubble’s very own Andy Slavitt. I'm Sorry is all about apologies and how they play out in the court of public opinion. It’s hosted by comedians Hoja Lopez, Mohanad Elshieky, and Kiki Monique. This show unpacks the latest in Twitter gaffes, petty beef, and not-so-subtle shade. Check out I’m Sorry to explore the latest in celebrity apologies, help guests and listeners get their own redemption, and say sorry to stars who never got the apology they deserved. In this episode, Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad sit down with Andy to answer all of your COVID-related apology questions. Who owes us an apology for Omicron? Does Trump need to say sorry to Biden for exposing him to COVID? Should we feel remorse for the joy we get when anti-vaxxers get sick? I’m Sorry is back with brand new episodes on January 7th.

 

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Dec 29, 2021
EXTENDED CUT: One on One with America’s Doctor (with Sanjay Gupta)
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In this extended cut, Andy talks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, about his 20 years in cable news, what motivates people to peddle misinformation online, and how we can let go of some of the anger, resentment, and trauma from the past 18 months. Whether he's talking to millions of people on TV or one AC repair person in his home, Sanjay rejects the approach of many of his TV counterparts and leads with honesty, empathy, and respect.

 

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Dec 27, 2021
Holiday Bonus: The Death of Roe and the Rise of Omicron (w/ Lauren Rankin & Andy Slavitt)
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Our America with Julián Castro is another series from Lemonada Media, the creators of In the Bubble. As a holiday treat, we’re sharing a recent episode of theirs that features In the Bubble’s very own Andy Slavitt. Each week on Our America, Secretary Julián Castro helps listeners understand how to make sense of a non-stop stream of headlines affecting our daily lives. Joined by his long-time communications strategist, the unfiltered Sawyer Hackett, plus a collection of political leaders, journalists, and operatives from across the country, Julián reveals insider perspectives and witty hot takes on the issues troubling Our America.

In this episode, Julián and Sawyer welcome writer and abortion rights activist Lauren Rankin to make sense of the Supreme Court’s latest efforts to potentially invalidate Roe v. Wade. They also chat with ‘In the Bubble’ host Andy Slavitt about the emergence of the omicron COVID variant and his work with the Biden administration earlier this year to help combat the virus. 

 

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Dec 22, 2021
Special Report: The Plan to Fight Omicron
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In this can’t-miss special episode, Andy talks through what’s happening with Omicron in the US, from the Biden Administration’s newest plan to what to do about holiday travel and gatherings. And as an extra treat, Andy is joined by Zach Slavitt, his younger son and Season 1 co-host, who is back home between semesters from college.

 

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Dec 22, 2021
What 11 Top Scientists Expect in 2022
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For this special end-of-the-year episode, Andy asked 11 of the top doctors, scientists, and thinkers to look ahead to 2022. They offer up their thoughts on the coming Omicron wave, what scientific breakthroughs they're most excited about in the year to come, how much they expect we'll have to modify our behavior in 2022, what the Biden administration should be focusing on in the coming year, and simply put, if 2022 will be better or worse than 2021. Plus, a conversation with CVS Health’s Tom Moriarty about fighting COVID in the new year and other health care advances we have to look forward to in 2022.  

 

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Dec 20, 2021
How Inflation Plays Out in the Next Year (with Jason Furman)
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What do gasoline, eggs, used cars, and meat have in common? Inflation has caused the prices on all these items to increase by double digits in the last year. Andy dives into what's happening with inflation with Jason Furman, Harvard economist and former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama. They discuss why it's happening, what can be done to tackle these high prices, and where he thinks the economy will be in a year. Plus, how all of this ties into why so many of your Christmas gifts are backordered.

 

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Dec 15, 2021
Preparing for the Omicron Wave (with Trevor Bedford)
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Andy begins with his guide to navigating the holidays now that Omicron is in our lives. Then he explores the cutting-edge science of this new variant with computational biologist and MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner Trevor Bedford. Andy and Trevor cover Omicron's possible origins, the latest on how our current vaccines are holding up to it, and when he expects an Omicron wave to hit the United States. We're learning more about Omicron every single day, and no one's better at explaining what we know and what it means than Trevor.

 

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Dec 13, 2021
Omicron in the US: What You Need to Know (with Scott Gottlieb)
3053

Andy digs into the latest science behind Omicron with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. They discuss what we know about the origin of Omicron, how it's likely to play out in the US, and if we'll need an Omicron-specific vaccine. It's still early, but Andy and Scott have you covered with the most up-to-date information out there about this new variant and the risk it poses. 

 

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Dec 08, 2021
Omicron and the Changing Health Care Landscape
3627

Andy begins with a can’t-miss breakdown of the latest information on Omicron. Then, he's joined by two physicians who are helping create the future of what health care will look like for you: Sree Chaguturu of CVS Health and Toyin Ajayi of Cityblock Health. The three of them discuss the ways COVID changed how we access health care, how to ensure these changes don't further exacerbate health disparities, and when this will be a reality for most of us.

 

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Dec 06, 2021
Omicron
3551

Andy breaks down everything you need to know about the Omicron variant with epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina. They cover what we know about Omicron's transmissibility, the severity of illness it causes, and how it impacts immunity – whether from vaccination or prior infection. They discuss why Omicron worries scientists, how quickly the mRNA vaccines could be tailored to fight Omicron if needed, and what the emergence of this new variant says about global vaccine equity.

 

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Dec 01, 2021
How We Live With COVID (with Michael Osterholm)
2572

Andy and Michael Osterholm have a candid conversation about where things stand two years into the pandemic. During this live event hosted by the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, they discuss how to reach science skeptics, the strain many states' healthcare systems are experiencing right now, and what to say to parents who aren't sure about vaccinating their young children. Plus, COVID will be with us long-term, so how do we adjust our mindset so we can learn to live in a world alongside the virus?

 

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Nov 29, 2021
Is COVID Misinformation Killing People? (with Facebook’s Nick Clegg) (EXTENDED CUT)
4908

Andy talks with Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice President of Global Affairs, about one of the most important issues out there: Facebook, social media, COVID-19 and misinformation. After President Biden said Facebook is "killing people" with COVID misinformation, Andy and Nick discuss what Facebook says its obligation is with regard to misinformation, what they're doing to combat it, and whether it’s enough. In this extended cut from July, they also discuss Nick’s transition from politics to tech, the lessons Facebook learned from the 2016 election, and COVID in the UK.

 

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Nov 24, 2021
Safe or Not Safe: Holiday Gatherings
3381

Andy and epidemiologists Farzad Mostashari and Jennifer Nuzzo get together for a special holiday edition of Safe or Not Safe. They've got answers to your questions about partially-vaccinated kids, rapid antigen tests, in-person office parties (remember those?), airplane safety, and much more. Whether you are hosting people or will be someone's guest, this episode should calm your pre-holiday COVID-related nerves.

 

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Nov 22, 2021
A Look at COVID from Conservative America (with Hugh Hewitt)
4157

Andy and conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who is very much pro-vaccine and anti-federal vaccine mandate, merge echo chambers and discuss where conservatives are at this moment with the pandemic. They get into reasons why an estimated 40% of conservative adults aren't vaccinated, what works and what doesn't when it comes to persuading unvaccinated people, and have an in-depth exchange about mandates. This is an increasingly rare but badly needed conversation, one that is spirited and civil between people who disagree. Plus, Ryan Panchadsaram joins Andy at the beginning of the show to weigh in on the Glasgow Climate Pact.

 

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Nov 17, 2021
What’s the COVID Risk Right Now? (with Bob Wachter)
3040

Have we reached the so-called "new normal" people keep talking about? And if so, what does that mean for you? Andy reunites with former guest host Dr. Bob Wachter who has started to let his guard down in terms of risk tolerance. They discuss why Bob feels like the time is right for that, how to think about the things that can scare us back into a more vigilant state, and Bob's thoughts for what COVID looks like long-term. This is a nuanced conversation on a complex topic that will help you navigate this uncertain time. Plus, Andy’s mom joins at the start to offer up some show ideas.

 

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Nov 15, 2021
Finally, a Real Plan For Our Climate (with John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram)
3058

Andy brings clear, simple answers to one of the most intimidating and important questions of our time: is there a plan that can actually solve climate change? John Doerr and his colleague Ryan Panchadsaram join Andy to introduce the most systematic and easy-to-understand plan to solve the climate crisis as the COP26 Climate Change Conference unfolds in Glasgow, Scotland. This episode brings hope to a desperate time. 

 

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Nov 10, 2021
How Facebook Ruined Everything (with Kara Swisher)
3223

Andy calls up Kara Swisher, whom Newsweek once called Silicon Valley's "most powerful tech journalist," to discuss the myriad issues surrounding companies like Facebook, Twitter, and even Donald Trump's new social media platform Truth Social. They get into the Facebook Papers, if government regulation is coming, and where she sees Big Tech heading in the near future. Plus, Andy tells a story he's never told before about interactions with Facebook while he was in the White House.

 

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Nov 08, 2021
Calling Out the Anti-Vaccine Bully (with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot)
2742

Andy calls up Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is in the middle of a nasty battle over vaccine mandates with, most notably, the city's largest police union. Andy asks Mayor Lightfoot why she thinks the union president is really picking this fight with her, how she plans to get through to city workers who aren't complying with the mandate, and where the opposing sides go from here.

 

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Nov 03, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Vaccinating Your Kids (with Pediatrician Paul Offit)
3322

Andy calls up pediatrician and vaccinologist Dr. Paul Offit, who just voted to recommend that the FDA approve Pfizer's vaccine for 5-11 year olds. They discuss the vaccine advisory committee's deliberations, what the data show about side effects like myocarditis, how to think about the decision from a parent's perspective, and whether or not schools should require that eligible kids be vaccinated against COVID-19. Plus, Andy breaks down what you need to know about COP26, the global climate summit that is now underway in Glasgow.

 

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Nov 01, 2021
Getting Kids Vaccinated (with Richard Besser)
2958

Andy begins with the big news: a vaccine for kids seems imminent. He breaks down the FDA vaccine advisory committee’s vote recommending authorization of the Pfizer vaccine, and outlines the next steps to get shots for 5-11 year-olds as soon as possible. Then, he calls up Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They discuss what our response to COVID could mean for future public health crises and how we come back from the entrenched, tribalistic camps we find ourselves in today. Plus, the lessons we should be taking away from the death of General Colin Powell.

 

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Oct 27, 2021
The Future of Vaccines with Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel
4988

Andy calls up Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel for a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the last two years inside the company. As Moderna's booster shots start to roll out across the country, Andy and Stéphane discuss the origins of Moderna's partnership with the government, how he thinks the vaccine will hold up against future variants, and the effort to vaccinate the globe. Plus, Stéphane's riveting recollections of hearing about COVID-19 for the first time in January 2020, and what else they’re working on right now to help us end the pandemic.

 

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Oct 25, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Announcing the Launch of a Nationwide Vaccine Verification Initiative
2759

Andy breaks the news about a new nationwide digital vaccine verification initiative to be formally announced next week. Andy talks with the system's architect, Paul Meyer, and California's Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Rick Klau. They discuss why the federal government isn't creating its own verification system, how Californians have responded to the state's Digital Vaccine Record, and where you can get a digital record of your COVID-19 vaccine status right now.

 

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Oct 20, 2021
Toolkit: The Future is Here — At-Home COVID Tests
3369

Testing remains one of the most confusing elements of the pandemic for many people. In this Toolkit, Andy talks to diagnostics expert Mara Aspinall and immunologist Gigi Gronvall to answer your questions about rapid antigen tests – when people should get tested, how accurate they are, why they're in short supply, and much more.

 

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Oct 18, 2021
What’s About to Happen with COVID-19 (with Larry Brilliant)
3838

Andy catches up with the aptly-named Dr. Larry Brilliant, who has spent his life working to eradicate deadly diseases. They discuss why eradication of COVID is not possible, what a long-term COVID plan should include, what future variants may look like, and what vaccine innovations he wants to see and why. Plus, how Delta is similar to the fictional virus Larry helped dream up for the movie Contagion.

 

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Oct 13, 2021
Boosters, Tests, and the Holidays: Your COVID Questions Answered (with Dr. Lisa)
2424

Eighteen months into this pandemic, we all still have lots of questions. Luckily, we can turn to our own Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick for some answers. She covers the timing of your flu shot and booster shot (and shingles shot if you're over 50), if you should mix vaccine brands, if variants can evade tests, and even how to approach the holidays with unvaccinated family members. And don't forget, if you have more questions for Andy or Dr. Lisa, you can always send an email to inthebubble@lemonadamedia.com.

 

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Oct 11, 2021
Dealing with COVID Skeptics in Your Own Family (with Ashish Jha)
3318

Andy calls up Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, who wants to remind everyone that just like the stock market is not the economy, the daily case count is not the pandemic. They discuss the danger of covering COVID like a political horse race, why he appears on Newsmax so frequently, and how he deals with COVID skeptics in his own extended family. Plus, a cold open featuring Ashish’s take on Merck’s antiviral pill. 

 

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Oct 06, 2021
A 98% Decrease in Daily COVID Cases (with Céline Gounder)
2617

Andy calls up Dr. Céline Gounder, who just wrapped up a two-week rotation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. They discuss her current COVID patient load compared to a year ago, the city's new vaccine requirements, and her honest assessment of the Biden administration's COVID record. Plus, why trust is so important when we ask people to do things like getting vaccinated for the common good.

 

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Oct 04, 2021
Winter is Coming. Are We Prepared? (with Katherine Wu)
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As booster shots roll out across the country, Andy calls up Katherine Wu, who got a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology before joining the stellar science writing staff at The Atlantic. They discuss what we know about how the boosters will work, what to expect during our upcoming second pandemic winter, and what the future of COVID looks like. Plus, how Katherine approaches effectively communicating about science in real time. 

 

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Sep 29, 2021
One on One with America's Doctor (with Sanjay Gupta)
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Andy talks with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, about his 20 years in cable news, what motivates people to peddle misinformation online, and how we can let go of some of the anger, resentment, and trauma from the past 18 months. Whether he's talking to millions of people on TV or one AC repair person in his home, Sanjay rejects the approach of many of his TV counterparts and leads with honesty, empathy, and respect.

 

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Sep 27, 2021
Toolkit: Answering Your Booster Questions
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Andy clears up a lot of the confusion surrounding boosters on this must-listen Toolkit with Dr. David Agus and Tom Moriarty of CVS Health. From who can get one to why we need them and where they'll be available, this Toolkit is chock-full of all the latest information on COVID-19 booster shots.

 

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Sep 22, 2021
The FDA Commissioner on Boosters & Vaccines for Kids (with Dr. Janet Woodcock)
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As we await the FDA’s final decision on booster shots, Andy talks with the person tasked with making the final determination: Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock. Only on In the Bubble will you get a chance to hear how she’s approaching this decision, how close we are to vaccines for kids under 12, and more from the person in charge at the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Sep 20, 2021
Immune-Evasive Variants: Explained (with Laurie Garrett)
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Andy gets back to basics with Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett. They get into how and why viruses mutate, why the variants don't seem to be causing too much trouble for the mRNA vaccines, and how our actions are, as Laurie puts it, "aiding and abetting" COVID. Plus, her big takeaways for how a little empathy at home and in our systemic approach can change the trajectory of the pandemic.

 

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Sep 15, 2021
How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)
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Andy calls up The Atlantic's Ed Yong, who won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the pandemic, to talk about how we got where we are now and where we need to go next. They cover what went wrong up to this point, why we can't think of vaccines as a panacea, and what Ed thinks about giving people in the US booster shots before many people around the world get their first dose. Plus, Andy weighs in on President Biden’s vaccinate-or-test requirements.

 

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Sep 13, 2021
Dr. Fauci Answers Your Biggest Questions
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Andy and Dr. Fauci cover all the latest questions you have, including boosters, variants beyond Delta, breakthrough infections, and vaccinating the globe. Plus, what Dr. Fauci and the Biden administration are doing to prepare for the next pandemic.

 

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Sep 08, 2021
Preventable (Revisited)
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Revisit this episode from June, where Andy starts by answering the one question no one else will about the Delta variant. Then, journalist Jessica Yellin joins Andy to discuss his new book Preventable. They talk about key figures like President Trump, Jared Kushner, and Dr. Deborah Birx, what lessons we need to take with us from the pandemic, and why we should feel hopeful now. Plus, you’ll hear some of the most riveting clips from the book read by actor Bradley Whitford.

 

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Sep 06, 2021
Ground Zero in COVID: Kids & Florida
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Andy goes to Florida — ground zero in the battle over how to respond to COVID — to hear directly from kids and what they have to say about the pandemic. Two young people have been working to make adults hear their voices: 21-year-old David Hogg and 14-year-old Alana Nesser, both of Parkland, Florida. In 2018, adults failed to keep David and his classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School safe when one of the worst school shootings in history occurred. A few short years later, Alana and her friends have again been left vulnerable by adults in the debate over masks. Hear what kids are saying to one another about trauma, and about what we as adults can do to understand and help.

 

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Sep 01, 2021
Understanding COVID’s Kid Surge (with David Kimberlin)
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With 180,000 reported COVID cases in kids last week alone, and school just getting started, Andy has a vital conversation with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. David Kimberlin about how the Delta variant has changed everything we thought we knew about children and COVID. They cover what David's seeing on the ground in his hospital in Birmingham, the latest on vaccines for kids under 12, and how to think about the incredibly complicated issue of in-person school. Plus, what parents can do to get school districts to re-think opposition to mask requirements.

 

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Aug 30, 2021
How We Avoid the Whole Greek Alphabet (with Jeremy Farrar)
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Listen in as Andy gets a Global Pandemic 101 course from Dr. Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust. Farrar gives a clear picture of the effort and urgency of vaccinating the globe, the vital role of the US on the world stage, and the criticality of the next 270 days. Plus, hear their plans to force the issue with world leaders.

 

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Aug 25, 2021
Vaccines: FDA Approval, Kids Under 12, Boosters & Side Effects Explained (with Mark McClellan)
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Andy and former FDA commissioner Dr. Mark McClellan detail the next big moves in the COVID battle including FDA approvals, what’s happening with clinical trials for kids, boosters, mandates, and what the adverse reporting system really says about vaccine safety. Plus, they discuss the #COVIDSafeZones initiative launched with 30 other public officials.

 

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Aug 23, 2021
Breakthrough Infections — and Boosters — Explained (with Jennifer Nuzzo)
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So you’ve been vaccinated. And now you’re hearing that you could get infected? Or be contagious? Andy gets to the bottom of this when he calls up one of the clearest explainers he knows, Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo. They discuss why although you may get infected with SARS-CoV-2 eventually, vaccinated people are still unlikely to get COVID-19, and what that means. Plus, Andy breaks down the new recommendation about boosters.

 

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Aug 18, 2021
Channeling COVID Outrage (with Diana Berrent)
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One mom rages against COVID with Andy this week: Survivor Corps founder Diana Berrent. Diana is a fierce advocate for those with remaining COVID symptoms and she has taken a number of amazing actions on behalf of them. This episode will grip you, speak to your heart, steel your spine, and give you some brand new information on some undiscovered questions about how COVID-19 works in our bodies.

 

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Aug 16, 2021
Toolkit: Kids, School, and Delta
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Andy poses your top questions about sending kids back to school to pediatrician and vaccinologist Peter Hotez and indoor air quality expert Richard Corsi. They’ve got you covered on how Delta affects kids' risk of infection, wearing masks, staying safe while eating lunch, and much, much more. Plus, Lisa talks with parents, kids, and school leaders in Missouri as schools open up for another year.

 

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Aug 11, 2021
Here Come the Vaccines Again! (with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear)
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As vaccine distribution continues to ramp up around the country, Andy calls up Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to understand how it’s all working on the ground in a state like Kentucky. Listeners have a chance to get “in the bubble” with Andy and Governor Beshear to hear their candid conversation about leading through this challenging moment, as well as how best to support communities as we work together to end the pandemic. Dr. Lisa is joined by Cara McNulty of Aetna and CVSHealth to talk tactics for reaching people in communities for their health care needs.

 

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Aug 09, 2021
When Will the Delta Surge End? (with Michael Osterholm)
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Andy and renowned epidemiologist Michael Osterholm discuss how Delta is upending the pandemic landscape. They cover when the wave may end, what Michael thinks we should do about kids and schools, and how it's caused him to rethink his own interactions with his unvaccinated grandchildren.

 

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Aug 04, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Vaccinating Kids and the World (Part 2)
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Andy continues his conversation with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and today they discuss vaccines for kids under 12, when Pfizer expects to receive full FDA approval, vaccinating the rest of the world, and more. Plus, hear Albert's recollection of the day he learned that the Pfizer vaccine trials showed 95.6% efficacy. If you missed Part 1, make sure to go back and listen from the beginning.

 

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Aug 02, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on the Delta Variant, Boosters and Masks Indoors (Part 1)
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Andy gets answers to listeners’ most important questions from Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla in Part 1 of a two-part interview, including how the Pfizer vaccine is holding up against the Delta variant, if we'll need booster shots, the data out of Israel showing waning immunity after six months, if Albert is wearing a mask indoors again, and more. Bourla is back next week to talk about kids under 12, full FDA approval, and vaccinating the globe. Plus, Andy reacts to the new CDC recommendation regarding indoor masking for some vaccinated people.

 

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Jul 28, 2021
Delta: What to Worry About and What Not to (with Eric Topol)
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Andy calls up physician, scientist, and author Eric Topol for a can't-miss, in-depth conversation on the Delta variant. Andy and Eric cover why it's taking over, what vaccinated people should be thinking, and whether there's more variants like it to come. They also discuss the latest vaccine data out of Israel and why the FDA hasn’t fully approved the COVID vaccines yet. Plus, a sneak peek at Andy’s interview with Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla.

 

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Jul 26, 2021
Is COVID Misinformation Killing People? (with Facebook’s Nick Clegg)
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Andy talks with Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice President of Global Affairs, about one of the most important issues out there: Facebook, social media, COVID-19 and misinformation. After President Biden said Facebook is "killing people" with COVID misinformation, Andy and Nick discuss what Facebook says its obligation is with regard to misinformation, what they're doing to combat it, and whether it’s enough.

 

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Jul 21, 2021
Exposing the Biggest Vaccine Lies and Liars (with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy)
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Andy explores the latest hazard to your health: the misinformation persuading people not to get vaccinated. US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has declared war on misinformation and explains why he put out a rare Surgeon General's Advisory on the topic. Andy then covers the latest data on how Americans get information and what they believe with Molly Brodie of the Kaiser Family Foundation. And Dr. Lisa is out and about having conversations with people on the street in North Carolina and Virginia.

 

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Jul 19, 2021
Should I Get a Booster? And the Politics of Vaccines (with David Axelrod)
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To begin, Andy has thoughts on CPAC attendees cheering the US not hitting its vaccine goal. Then, David Axelrod, longtime Democratic strategist, joins Andy for a deep dive into the topic of the unvaccinated. They also contemplate how the pandemic will affect the 2022 and 2024 elections and lament the politicization of public health.

 

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Jul 14, 2021
The Unvaccinated and Taking on Marjorie Taylor Greene (with Frank Luntz)
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Andy’s conversation with famed conservative pollster Frank Luntz about the unvaccinated and the political games of the GOP takes an unpredictable and emotional turn. Whatever your incoming impressions of Luntz, the rawness of the conversation helps us see the dilemma of the unvaccinated in a new light – and gives real tips on how to have difficult conversations. You’ll hear the inside story of what really went down in the White House as Andy and team began the effort to reach the unvaccinated. Dr. Lisa talks to “on the fence” citizens in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and we hear Andy express his anger at the dangerous latest efforts of Marjorie Taylor Greene to thwart public safety using fear. 

 

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Jul 12, 2021
The Latest Science of Fighting COVID-19 (with Dr. Scott Gottlieb)
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In perhaps the most essential episode of the series, Andy gets a real sense of where we are now in the scientific response to COVID-19 with Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner under President Trump. In this riveting conversation, they cover the science, the politics, and the policies that got us here and will lead us out. They also discuss the importance of their bipartisanship work together and Scott's forthcoming book, Uncontrolled Spread.

 

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Jul 07, 2021
Toolkit: Safe or Not Safe (Variants and the Vaccinated)
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What does the science really, really say about wearing masks indoors if you’re vaccinated? Andy gets answers to your most pressing questions on everyone’s favorite game show, Safe or Not Safe, with top-flight epidemiologists Farzad Mostashari and Caitlin Rivers. Plus, Dr. Lisa goes out into the field to take the pulse of people starting to return back to life. 

 

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Jul 05, 2021
Exclusive: The CDC Responds (with Dr. Rochelle Walensky)
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CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky joins Andy to provide direct answers to today’s toughest questions about COVID-19. They discuss unvaccinated kids, the Delta variant, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. She and Andy have a candid conversation about what it’s like to run the CDC right now and she weighs in on Andy’s most controversial tweet of all time.

 

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Jun 30, 2021
Lab or Bat? & Other COVID Truths (with Jen Psaki)
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki joins Andy fresh off a press briefing to talk about rebuilding public trust in the government, working with President Biden, and what it was like becoming a household name overnight. Andy shares his thoughts on the ultimate COVID-19 question: bat or lab? Plus, In the Bubble field correspondent Dr. Lisa visits a federal vaccination site to see what a government in action can do. 

 

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Jun 28, 2021
The Delta Variant Question No One Will Answer (plus Preventable)
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Andy starts by answering the one question no one else will about the Delta variant. Then, journalist Jessica Yellin joins Andy to discuss his new book Preventable. They talk about key figures like President Trump, Jared Kushner, and Dr. Deborah Birx, what lessons we need to take with us from the pandemic, and why we should feel hopeful now. You’ll hear some of the most riveting clips from the book read by actor Bradley Whitford … and find out how to get a signed copy of Preventable.

 

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Jun 23, 2021
Our Pandemic Heroes One Year Later
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Andy and Dr. Lisa launch into the first chapter of “Our Shot” by remembering the wounds of the beginning of the pandemic. Listener memories of the early days set the scene and Dr. Lisa introduces us to a Seattle physician who was one of the first doctors on the front lines of the pandemic in America and an ER doc in New York City who recalls the lasting mental health effects many of her colleagues are left with as a result of the spring surge that overtook the city. These heroes — and all of us — have come a long way.

 

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Jun 21, 2021
The Biden White House: Vaccinations and a Singing Fauci
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Andy's back! He’s joined by his expanded In the Bubble team, including new regular contributor Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick and his son Zach, who returns with one of his signature “Zach facts.” This episode weaves in Andy’s audio journal from his time as Senior Advisor for Coronavirus Response in the Biden White House. Listen as Andy and Dr. Lisa go inside the administration’s urgent, war-like effort to vaccinate the public. Plus, Dr. Fauci like you've never heard him before.

 

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Jun 16, 2021
Best of In the Bubble: How Will COVID-19 End? (with Ed Yong)
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Enjoy this Best of In the Bubble episode featuring Andy’s riveting conversation with The Atlantic's Ed Yong, the journalist Andy thinks has done the best job writing about and analyzing the pandemic. We’re highlighting this conversation in part because Ed recently returned to writing about the pandemic after a few months away on book leave. They discuss America's failed response, how this whole thing might end, and why wanting things to go back to "normal" isn't the right mindset. 

 

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Jun 07, 2021
Best of In the Bubble: The Big Suck (with Kumail Nanjiani)
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Enjoy this Best of In the Bubble episode in which Andy (and Zach) chat with actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani. They talk about the scary, early days of COVID, how the pandemic impacted Kumail’s mental health, and what it was like living with an immunocompromised person through it all. Plus, Kumail’s wife, Emily V. Gordon, stops by to tell us the couple’s top 3 “cool things to do at home.”

 

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Jun 02, 2021
Best of In the Bubble: What Will 2021 Look Like? (with Dr. Anthony Fauci)
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Enjoy this Best of In the Bubble episode featuring Andy’s conversion with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Andy brings you into the bubble with Dr. Fauci by asking some of the questions he received from you. Even if you already listened, check it out again and see how their predictions for 2021 held up!

 

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May 24, 2021
Masks Off? Let's Eat! (with Justin Sutherland)
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On Dr. Bob’s last show, he calls up chef and restaurateur Justin Sutherland to hear about the state of the restaurant industry. Many places were able to survive by pivoting to takeout, but more than 10% closed their doors for good. They cover what Justin did to keep his restaurants afloat, what comfort foods they reached for this past year, and what COVID-related industry changes will stick around. Plus, some familiar voices thank Dr. Bob for his time guest hosting In the Bubble.

 

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May 19, 2021
Toolkit: What We Know About Long COVID
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Dr. Bob gets answers to your questions about long COVID from pulmonologist Lekshmi Santhosh and neurologist Jennifer Frontera. They cover who’s getting it, what treatments are available, why the vaccines seem to help some people, and much more on this Toolkit. Plus, Dr. Bob weighs in on the new CDC guidelines on masking.

 

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May 17, 2021
Take Me Out to the Socially-Distanced Ballgame (with Larry Baer)
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Dr. Bob calls up San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer to talk about what it’s taken to get people back in the stadium for the first time since 2019. They discuss what fans have to do to see a game, how the organization decided on those criteria, and what the reaction has been so far. Plus, what the Giants are doing to encourage people to get vaccinated.

 

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May 12, 2021
Toolkit: Getting Back to “Normal”
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The good news: things are starting to open back up. The bad news: it’s going to feel weird. Dr. Bob is joined by Lucy McBride and Craig Spencer for this toolkit all about how to navigate the "new normal." From taking off your mask in public to dealing with anxiety to navigating post-vaccine life with unvaccinated kids... this toolkit’s got something for everyone.

 

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May 10, 2021
A Sobering Reality in India (with Vidya Krishnan)
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Dr. Bob talks with journalist Vidya Krishnan about India’s devastating COVID surge. As India’s health system collapses, Vidya says this global health crisis has been exacerbated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and, as she calls it, the “moral malnutrition of the rich.” Plus, the lessons she wants the US to take from this unfolding tragedy.

 

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May 05, 2021
Trust the Vaccine
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Dr. Bob has two conversations about the work being done to get vaccines to Latino and Black communities. First, Jon Jacobo and Diane Havlir talk about the Latino Task Force, which is testing and vaccinating people in San Francisco’s Mission District. Then, Rhea Boyd breaks down the things that are preventing a lot of Black people from getting vaccinated. Spoiler alert: It’s not about attitudes. It’s about access. 

 

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May 03, 2021
Alexa, Do I Have COVID? (with John Halamka)
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Dr. Bob talks with John Halamka, President of Mayo Clinic Platform, about how COVID has forced medicine to embrace technology at a blistering pace. They discuss what changed, what will stick around post-COVID, and why a computer will never be able to fully replace your doctor. But, are we close to having Alexa diagnose your illnesses?

 

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Apr 28, 2021
Vaccinate the World, End the Pandemic (with Nicole Lurie)
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Dr. Bob calls up Nicole Lurie from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations to talk about the state of COVID-19 vaccinations around the globe. They cover COVAX, vaccine nationalism, how vaccine hesitancy is playing out in different countries, and the biggest barriers to vaccinating the world. Plus, the lessons she’s taking away from COVID for the next global health crisis.

 

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Apr 26, 2021
Don’t Freak Out About the J&J Vaccine (with John Moore)
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Dr. Bob calls up Weill Cornell immunologist John Moore to figure out what you need to know about the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. They discuss why this extremely rare side effect is showing up in J&J and AstraZeneca but not Moderna or Pfizer, how people who have received the J&J vaccine should be thinking about it, and how they think this will get resolved. Plus, John’s thoughts on how the vaccines will hold up against the various variants circulating right now. 

 

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Apr 21, 2021
Toolkit: Safe or Not Safe? (Summer Edition)
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Is it safe to go on vacation this summer? Can I send my kids to camp? Should I invite unvaccinated family members to my summer wedding? Drs. Caitlin Rivers and Farzad Mostashari join Dr. Bob to answer all this and more on this special, summer edition of Safe or Not Safe.

 

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Apr 19, 2021
How Pandemics End (with John Barry and Jeffrey Kluger)
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Dr. Bob calls up author John Barry and TIME Magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger to talk about what the 1918 flu pandemic and the American polio epidemic can illuminate about COVID-19. In addition to the historical similarities and differences, they discuss what “the end” looked like and what, if anything, that means for us today. Plus, find out which of the three men was a Polio Pioneer! And get Dr. Bob’s take on the joint CDC and FDA decision to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

 

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Apr 14, 2021
What You Need to Know About the Fourth Wave (with Natalie Dean)
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Dr. Bob calls up University of Florida biostatistician Natalie Dean to ask whether or not we've hit the fourth wave. They discuss where cases are surging, why it's regional as opposed to national, and what role the vaccines will play in keeping this wave smaller than the previous three. Plus, how she's using Legos to help the masses better understand vaccine efficacy.

 

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Apr 12, 2021
Toolkit: When Will Kids Get Vaccinated?
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Dr. Bob is joined by Paul Offit, pediatrician and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to answer your questions about kids and the vaccines. This Toolkit is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about vaccinating kids against COVID-19: what ages will be eligible, when it'll happen, how to know it’s safe, and much more.

 

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Apr 07, 2021
It’s OK to Be Optimistic. Really. (with Monica Gandhi)
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Dr. Bob calls up Monica Gandhi, infectious diseases and HIV doctor at UCSF, to talk about why she’s feeling optimistic at this moment in the pandemic. They discuss why her optimism hasn’t waned despite the fourth wave, the variants, and the CDC Director’s feeling of “impending doom.” Plus, why it’s so hard for places like the CDC to balance optimism and caution in how they advise the public. 

 

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Apr 05, 2021
How COVID Shook Up Med School (plus Zach Slavitt)
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For In the Bubble's one-year anniversary episode, Dr. Bob catches up with the person who came up with the idea for the show: Zach Slavitt. Then, it’s a conversation about how COVID-19 disrupted the education of doctors and medical students. Bob is joined by three people in different stages of their medical careers at UCSF: medical student (and Bob's daughter) Zoë Lyon, resident Jack Penner, and Vice Dean for Education Catherine Lucey. They discuss what changed when COVID hit San Francisco, how it affected patients, and how the experience steered Jack in a new professional direction.

 

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Mar 31, 2021
Toolkit: Will I Need a Vaccine Passport?
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Dr. Bob teams up with NYU medical ethicist Arthur Caplan to tackle your questions about what exactly vaccine passports are, when they might be a reality in the US, how to make sure they’re handled equitably, where you’d need to show them, and much more. Dr. Bob says vaccine passports will dominate conversations this summer, so get ahead of the curve and dive into the topic right now with this Toolkit!

 

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Mar 29, 2021