Freakonomics, M.D.

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Subscribers: 2216
Reviews: 5
Episodes: 87


 Aug 27, 2022
They definitely push a certain political perspective but here I am still listening because it provides value to my life so I can't rate it any lower than 4/5. I like how many of my prior assumptions about healthcare have been disproven.


 Jun 4, 2022


 May 29, 2022

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 Jan 8, 2022
Meandering, repetitive and heavily influenced by CTR, podcast tries too hard to push social justice issues.


 Sep 14, 2021

Description

Each week, physician, economist, and author of "Random Acts of Medicine" Dr. Bapu Jena will dig into a fascinating study at the intersection of economics and healthcare. He takes on questions like: Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often? Can surviving a hurricane help you live longer? What do heart surgery and grocery-store pricing have in common?

Episode Date
The Economics of Everyday Things: Animal Urine
Jul 21, 2023
Tom Brady, A.D.H.D., and a Really Bad Headache (Bonus)
Jul 11, 2023
78. Do Kids Cause Divorce?
Mar 31, 2023
77. They Make Minimum Wage. They Could Save Your Life.
Mar 24, 2023
76. Is a Spoonful of Sunlight the Best Medicine?
Mar 17, 2023
75. What Is Sugar Really Doing to You?
Mar 10, 2023
74. How Does Playing Football Affect Your Health?
Mar 03, 2023
73. Who Pays for Multimillion-Dollar Miracle Cures?
Feb 17, 2023
72. What’s Stopping Us From Curing Rare Diseases?
Feb 10, 2023
71. What Do COVID-19 and Cancer Have in Common?
Feb 03, 2023
70. Why Are There Still So Few Female Surgeons?
Jan 27, 2023
69. Home Sweet … Hospital?
Jan 20, 2023
68. The E.R. Doctor’s Dilemma
Jan 13, 2023
What Can We Do About the Hardest Patients? (Ep. 51 Replay)
Jan 06, 2023
67. Why Did This 60-Year-Old Man Collapse at the Supermarket?
Dec 30, 2022
66. Does Health Insurance Make You Healthier?
Dec 23, 2022
65. How Do Pandemics Change Health Care?
Dec 16, 2022
64. Is Facebook Bad for Your Mental Health?
Dec 09, 2022
63. What Medicine Gets Wrong About Race
Dec 02, 2022
Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Alzheimer’s? (Ep. 49 Update)
Nov 25, 2022
62. Dr. Ashish Jha Anticipated a Pandemic. He Didn’t Think It Would Look Like This.
Nov 18, 2022
61. Should You Bother Getting a Colonoscopy?
Nov 11, 2022
60. The Doctor Is Out. The Physician Assistant Is In.
Nov 04, 2022
59. The Most Valuable Resource in Medicine
Oct 28, 2022
58. How Important Is Breastfeeding, Really?
Oct 21, 2022
57. Doctors Know They Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics. Why Don’t They Stop?
Oct 14, 2022
56. Could Prison Be Good for Your Health?
Oct 07, 2022
55. This Vaccine Lottery Seemed Like a Great Idea. Why Didn’t it Work?
Sep 30, 2022
54. Will You Ever Go Back to Your Doctor’s Office?
Sep 23, 2022
53. Why Do Doctors Have to Play Defense?
Sep 16, 2022
52. Who Gets a Heart Disease Test?
Sep 09, 2022
Why Fridays May Be Dangerous for Your Health (Ep. 9 Replay)
Sep 02, 2022
51. What Can We Do About the Hardest Patients?
Aug 26, 2022
50. What Happens When a Hospital Closes?
Aug 19, 2022
49. Why Don’t We Have a Cure for Alzheimer’s?
Aug 12, 2022
48. The Hidden Consequences of School Shootings
Aug 05, 2022
47. Should We Trust Hospital Rankings?
Jul 29, 2022
How Does Retirement Affect Your Brain? (Ep. 17 Replay)
Jul 22, 2022
46. Could Long Covid Help Treat Other Chronic Illnesses?
Jul 15, 2022
45. Why Is July a Bad Month to Visit the Hospital?
Jul 08, 2022
44. Office Hours with Bapu
Jul 01, 2022
43. The Comedian-Ophthalmologist Will See You Now
Jun 24, 2022
42. Your Doctor Has to Go Home. Now What?
Jun 17, 2022
41. Is Rainy Day Joint Pain All in Your Head?
Jun 10, 2022
40. How Will We Handle the Heat?
Jun 03, 2022
A Shave, a Haircut, and a Blood Pressure Test (Ep. 6 Update)
May 27, 2022
38. Pfizer’s CEO on the Big Gamble That Brought Us the COVID Vaccine
May 20, 2022
37. Can Fear Be Good Medicine?
May 13, 2022
36. Bad News — It’s Your Surgeon’s Birthday
May 06, 2022
35. Are More Expensive Hospitals Better?
Apr 29, 2022
34. Should We Have to Pay for Our Sins?
Apr 22, 2022
33. What Do a Full Moon, the Super Bowl, and Tax Day Have in Common?
Apr 15, 2022
From Against the Rules with Michael Lewis: Six Levels Down
Apr 12, 2022
32. What is a Good Death — and Why Do So Few of Us Get One?
Apr 08, 2022
31. Should You Trust Angelina Jolie or Your Doctor?
Apr 01, 2022
30. How Do We Know if Alcohol Is Bad for Us?
Mar 25, 2022
29. How to Save a Stranger’s Heart
Mar 18, 2022
28. Is Daylight Saving Time Hazardous to Your Health?
Mar 11, 2022
27. What Can Bin Laden Teach Us About Medicine?
Mar 04, 2022
26. When is a ‘High-Risk’ Pregnancy a Good Thing?
Feb 25, 2022
25. Would You Rather See a Computer or a Doctor?
Feb 18, 2022
24. How Can You Choose the Best Doctor?
Feb 11, 2022
23. Is the Placebo Effect for Real?
Feb 04, 2022
22. What If TV Isn't Bad for Us?
Jan 28, 2022
21. Should We Pay People to Be Healthier?
Jan 21, 2022
20. Do Our Politics Need a Doctor?
Jan 14, 2022
19. Do Your Doctor’s Political Views Affect Your Care?
Jan 07, 2022
18. When Is a Natural Disaster Good for Your Health?
Dec 31, 2021
17. How Does Retirement Affect Your Brain?
Dec 24, 2021
16. An Exit Interview with N.I.H. Director Dr. Francis Collins
Dec 17, 2021
15. The Most “Unique, Excellent, and Promising” Episode
Dec 10, 2021
14. Is Uber Good (or Bad) for Your Health?
Dec 03, 2021
13. When Bapu Met Levitt
Nov 26, 2021
12. Where Do All the Bad Ideas Go?
Nov 19, 2021
11. Why Do So Many Donated Kidneys End Up in the Trash?
Nov 12, 2021
10. The Mystery of the Man with Confusion and Back Pain
Oct 29, 2021
9. Why Fridays May Be Dangerous for Your Health
Oct 01, 2021
8. A Playbook for Beating the Next Pandemic
Sep 24, 2021
7. What Happens to Patients When Thousands of Cardiologists Leave Town?
Sep 17, 2021
6. Are Barbershops the Cutting Edge of Healthcare Delivery?
Sep 10, 2021
5. How to Solve a Medical Mystery
Sep 03, 2021
4. What Do Grocery Store Prices and Heart Surgery Have in Common?
Aug 27, 2021
3. Why Are Kids With Summer Birthdays More Likely to Get the Flu?
Aug 20, 2021
2. Do As Docs Say, Not As They Do
Aug 13, 2021
1. Covid and the “Birthday Effect”
Aug 06, 2021
Introducing “Freakonomics, M.D.”
Jul 21, 2021
Marathons Can Be Deadly — But Not For the Reasons You May Think
Jun 10, 2021