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Mike Flanagan, Tananarive Due, and Anthony Breznican join host Jason Sechrest in this limited series podcast, discussing 200 pages of Stephen King’s epic novel, The Stand, each month. Get BONUS EPISODES every month when you support the Patreon page at: Patreon.com/JasonSechrest
 
A few decades ago, nobody really questioned vaccines. They were viewed as a standard part of staying healthy and safe. Today, the number of people questioning vaccines risks prolonging a pandemic that has already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Doubt, a new series from Prognosis, looks at the forces that have been breaking down that trust. We’ll trace the rise of vaccine skepticism in America to show how we got here — and where we’re going.
 
We get better instructions for putting together furniture than we do for raising actual human beings. And that doesn’t even account for how to do it amid a global pandemic and civil/political unrest. That’s why Season 2 of Good Kids features a compelling mix of perspectives on child-rearing — from parents and experts, authors and actors, to "good" kids themselves — imparting wisdom for a brief, but potent, 10(ish) minutes each week. Good Kids isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s an all ...
 
Damsel Undistressed is the new podcast hosted by Bianka Ismailovski. Bianka, 30, has just split from her husband and has been doing nothing short of thriving - despite the fact the breakup occurred during a global pandemic and left her stranded in Stage Four restrictions. Resilience is her middle name. And while she may be slightly bitter towards marriage (read: she definitely is) she’s also discovering that it’s sweet to be freed of the tight noose known as holy matrimony. Damsel Undistress ...
 
Welcome to SIMPOL Insights, a series of interviews with today’s leading thinkers in the field of civilisation design, collective intelligence and conscious evolution. In a world confronted with global warming, pandemics, increasing inequality and political polarisation, SIMPOL Insights aims to bring light to the darkness and chart a course towards a cooperative global society.
 
A podcast about the intersection of public health, cultural history, and war in Kansas. School closures, mask mandates, infection waves, front line workers, debates over the disease’s origin, disparities in health care access, quarantine fatigue. All of these descriptions could easily apply to both 2020 and 1918. In the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic, many have started looking back to the last global health catastrophe of this magnitude - the 1918 influenza pandemic, also known as th ...
 
The affects of COVID-19 pandemic extend far beyond public health. Manifest Density explores the fuller implications of COVID-19 for global business and the people who are its most valuable assets. Host Michael Moran, a well-known geostrategist, author and documentarian, speaks with some of the world’s leading authorities on pandemics, on the changing relationship between workers, tenants and landlords in commercial real estate, on the impact of the pandemic on urban centers and even how COVI ...
 
The Coronavirus has taken the world by storm and robbed many of us of our familiar comforts during a time when we have needed them the most. This global pandemic has all but shutdown every major league sport for the past 4 months. Join Garrett Whitley and Ryan Wallace for a *Brand New* podcast hosted by two best buddies (and life-long NBA fans) - who have been desperately awaiting an opportunity to talk trash and make projections and hot takes about the upcoming NBA Regular Season Restart an ...
 
What if we had a world we could be proud of? We're saving humanity, one show at a time – because humans are definitely worth saving. This show is an innovation lab, where we figure out solutions to the big existential threats facing the human race – with a big focus on improving global cooperation. And we do it joyfully, because it helps to keep our spirits up. This show is aimed at a global audience. Experts and regular people will find this show useful and interesting. Topics include: clim ...
 
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We meet Dr. Timothy Sloan, a pastor of a black church in Texas, who is torn over how to talk to his congregants about the Covid-19 vaccines. He is skeptical about getting one, and knows the rest of his church is, too. But, the vaccines could also be a lifeline. Black Americans have died at about twice the rate of white Americans from the virus. So …
 
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, activist, organizer, and artist, talks about how to raise anti-racist children, both in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and long-term, when police brutality and racial injustice have left the news cycle. She provides actionable steps for parents who don’t know where to start, including educating yourself, asking critic…
 
Humans are pretty damn smart. Our technological innovations are nearly magic, including inventions our ancestors could not have even imagined. But if we’re so smart, why do we create technology that is so destructive to our health and the natural environment – and even threaten our future with pandemics or other emergencies? Are we really as smart …
 
The job of a corporate real estate department is to make sure real estate is never an impediment to growth. But it's also to plan for the unexpected. Barney Kinzer, a veteran Microsoft and now Microshare real estate pro, joins Manifest Density. Sponsored by Microshare.Microshare による
 
In October 2020, anti-vaccine elite gathered for a conference to discuss, among other things, how to use the pandemic to grow their movement. In this episode, we travel inside the world of anti-vaccine extremists to show how they weaponize uncertainty and mistrust to spread rumors about vaccines — rumors that threaten to prolong the global pandemic…
 
Jessica Lahey, writer, teacher, and public speaker, opens up about her lifelong relationship with alcohol: growing up with an alcoholic parent, becoming an alcohol peer counselor in college, and realizing that she, too, had become an alcoholic in her 40s. “It's really hard to admit that something you tried to stay away from your whole entire life h…
 
The 2015 Disneyland measles outbreak was a pivotal moment in explaining the vaccine hesitation we see today. The outbreak made clear that number of people opting out of vaccination was significant. But it also changed the people protesting vaccines. Before that, activists speaking out about vaccines had mainly been parents concerned about the safet…
 
Nicole J Georges always felt like an outsider in her family. She didn’t look like anyone else. Everyone was taller than her. But at 23 years old, a chance encounter with a palm reader changed her life in an instant. “I had grandparents that were looking for me. I had brothers and sisters I never knew about.” Plus, Nicole’s advice for teens who feel…
 
Immigration has been a big challenge for many countries, and has been a source of conflict and frustration. But if we can’t handle today’s migrants, how will we handle the 2 Billion migrants we might see over the next 50 years? That’s the future of climate change, as many countries will be become too hot for humans to live. If we are not careful, t…
 
"COVID has brought environmental safety to the forefront like nothing else could have." Phil Kirschner, workplace strategist whose worked for JLL and We Work. Phil Kirshner is a workplace strategist who has helped We Work, JLL and other large real estate operators think through the shape and operations of their office space. Today, he's grappling, …
 
Meet the man behind all the myths: Andrew Wakefield. Wakefield’s retracted 1998 study linking autism to vaccines helped kickstart the modern vaccine hesitancy movement. We’ll explore the forces that helped propel Wakefield into the spotlight and show how groundwork Wakefield laid decades ago helped seed the mistrust we’re seeing in the age of the c…
 
In the series premiere of "Doubt," we meet Jon, a New York City paramedic struggling to decide whether he should get vaccinated. Bloomberg health reporter Kristen V. Brown shows how the pandemic has led many people like him to question vaccines for the first time — and how this distrust threatens to prolong the pandemic.…
 
Craig Spencer, ER doctor and Ebola survivor, knew COVID was going to be a big deal before most people did. While this gave him and his family plenty of time to stock up on food and supplies, it also meant having to ask tough questions early on about how he’d keep his family safe while battling the virus on the frontline in New York City: “What happ…
 
In a bit over 200 years, the human population went from 1 billion to 7.8 billion. In this very short amount of time we had an 8-fold increase in humans on the planet. The planet was not ready. Busy, clever humanity quickly chopped up and devoured the Earth. Homo sapiens (humans) used to be simply one species among many in nature. Now, humans have s…
 
Growing up, the conversation around mental health in Anastasia Vlasova’s home was simple: “Get over it. It's all in your head. Relax.” But in 7th grade, family financial hardships, social isolation, and a newfound self-consciousness about her body lead Anastasia down a dark spiral of anxiety, depression, and eventually an eating disorder. Hear how …
 
This month marks the one-year anniversary in the U.S. of nationwide school closures. The public health measure was designed to help stem the spread of Covid-19. But in doing so, it’s had a profound effect on children. That’s in contrast to the disease itself, which rarely makes young people seriously ill. Jason Gale talked to experts about kids and…
 
The human race really is worth saving, you know. And it will take some work – most importantly, making global systems that can deal with our global threats. These include climate, environment, pandemics, migration, technology, the world economy, nuclear weapons and more. No one country can solve these on its own. We’re all in this together. We need…
 
Fast-moving variants of the coronavirus seen in England, South Africa and Brazil have sparked concern around the world. Researchers worry some may diminish the potency of existing vaccines and complicate efforts to escape the pandemic. As COVID-19 cases started to climb in early 2020, British scientists decided to track the evolution of the pathoge…
 
Bianka talks about dating fatigue. Why do we keep dating if it's SO EXHAUSTING and frustrating and TIRING? Can't we just get off this hamster wheel already?! Tickets for Damsel Undistressed Live in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are available now! Shows are on the 27th and 28th of March @ 5pm at the Comic's Lounge in North Melbourne. C…
 
A few decades ago, nobody really questioned vaccines. They were viewed as a standard part of staying healthy and safe. Today, the number of people questioning vaccines risks prolonging a pandemic that has already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. How we got to this moment didn’t start with the rollout of vaccines or in March 2020, or even …
 
It’s been one year since Coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. And in that time, our lives have changed dramatically. The virus has imposed disease, death and loss on the U.S. and the world. It forced sweeping changes to daily life almost overnight. For this special episode of Prognosis, Bloomberg reporters Emma Court and Nic Querolo spoke wi…
 
When Tyler Greene first met his husband, one thing was clear: his husband wanted kids, and Tyler didn't. But after going to a Men Having Babies conference, and seeing other, happy gay couples with genetically-linked children, Tyler did a 180: “If we're able to do that, I would have a hard time not trying.” Listen as Tyler takes us through his famil…
 
Israel has had one of the world’s most successful vaccination efforts yet. Now a new study from the country shows the Pfizer vaccine was overwhelmingly effective against the virus. Public-health experts say the Israeli study shows that immunizations could end the pandemic. Naomi Kresge reports on what makes the Israeli study so significant, and why…
 
More than 150 years after the end of slavery in the U.S., the net worth of a typical white family is nearly six times greater than that of the average Black family. Season 3 of The Pay Check digs into into how we got to where we are today and what can be done to narrow the yawning racial wealth gap in the U.S. Jackie Simmons and Rebecca Greenfield …
 
Vaccine distribution still has the feel of a zero-sum game. Five days after Israel received 700,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, Pfizer told other non-U.S. customers that it would cut supplies while it briefly closed a facility in Belgium. The disparity in vaccine allocation is the product of a company struggling to apportion doses while d…
 
In recent months, GOP lawmakers have heaped criticism on Democratic governors for how they handled outbreaks at nursing homes early in the pandemic. Michigan Republicans, who have been hostile to Governor Gretchen Whitmer throughout the crisis, are now asking the state’s attorney general to investigate how she coped with that challenge. Republicans…
 
Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, sociologist, philanthropist, and mother of activist Marley Dias, talks about how to raise joyful, change-making kids. For her, it’s all about creating the conditions of joyfulness, which begins with listening to your child, asking them questions, and sharing what’s happening in your own life. Plus, why family and culture ar…
 
Now that Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine has been cleared by regulators, the company needs to ramp up doses fast. J and J is looking for manufacturing partnerships to increase supply. Riley Griffin spoke to the company’s chief executive officer, Alex Gorsky about his plan to immunize 20 million Americans by the end of the month, and 100 millio…
 
New York City’s museums, sports arenas and entertainment venues are slowly coming back to life. But the sector has contracted dramatically under the pressure of the global pandemic. Jobs in arts, entertainment and recreation fell the most of all the city’s economic sectors, erasing a decade of gains in what was one of New York’s most vibrant indust…
 
Almost a month after U.S. vaccination campaigns ramped up to give Covid-19 shots to more than a million people a day, their second doses are coming due. That’s putting a strain on state rollouts, and leaving some people without complete immunizations. John Tozzi reports that as President Joe Biden accelerates purchases and distribution, critical we…
 
Podcast host Jody Avirgan’s daughter has learned a lot from the hit kids’ TV show Daniel Tiger: how to say thank you, how to deal with anger, and even how to use the potty. The show’s songs have been so effective for her that Jody’s started implementing them into his parenting strategy. “I found myself doing what I've come to call the Gaslight Dani…
 
Nine vaccines have proved effective at protecting people from developing symptoms of Covid-19. But we don’t know yet how good they are at preventing asymptomatic infections, and keeping vaccinated people from passing the virus on to others. The good news is that preliminary signs suggest they do at least some of both. Jason Gale discusses what we’r…
 
The U.S. vaccine supply is poised to double in the coming weeks and months, according to an analysis by Bloomberg, allowing a broad expansion of doses administered across the country. Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers and U.S. officials have accelerated their production timelines, and Drew Armstrong reports that the spigots are about to open, providin…
 
As vaccines roll out across the U.S., logistics and supply are just some of the challenges in making sure everyone has equal access to the vaccine. Angelica LaVito reports how one Boston health system is also confronting another major problem in vaccine distribution: a long history of racial inequity in the U.S. healthcare system.…
 
Don DeLoach, author, professor and advisor to Microshare on the Internet of Things (IoT), describes the potential role of data in tackling the pandemic and preventing future catastrophe. In this edition of Manifest Density, hosted by Michael Moran and sponsored by Microshare.Microshare による
 
Dr. Gabor Maté, physician and child development expert, takes a deep dive into healthy child development: what conditions are necessary for it, which of those factors are missing from our society, and what parents can do to compensate for it. To unlock the key to healthy child development, he says we need to look towards our ancestors. “Human being…
 
In this first ep at taking a look at a romantic film & why Hollywood has fucked with us, Bianka heads back to 1996 and reviews The Mirror Has Two Faces, a film whose tagline is: There are two things a woman knows: what she's looking for and what she'll settle for... Needless to say, Bianka is not a fan. You can find Bianka on Instagram at @biankais…
 
Doctors and nurses can feel as if they’re living in two worlds. One in which patients are getting sick and dying from the coronavirus, and another in which people deny the virus is real. Emergency room physician Mike Hunihan describes what it’s like to live and work with that dissonance. Today's special episode is a collaboration with Tradeoffs, a …
 
On the outskirts of Marburg, a small college town in Germany, coronavirus vaccine manufacturer BioNTech has spent five frantic months renovating one of its factories to produce mRNA. Demand for the vaccine has been so massive that the Pfizer-BioNTech partnership can’t meet it with its existing facilities--hence the race to retrofit factories that w…
 
Just two months ago, the incredible performance of new vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer had people cheering for an imminent end to the pandemic. But an onslaught of fast-spreading and potentially dangerous mutations of the virus changed that. So now, even as pharma companies ramp up production in the early stages of a massive rollout, they are raci…
 
Women, people of color and the broader working class have suffered disproportionately during the pandemic, says Deloitte Managing Director of Economics Patricia Buckley. Sponsored by Microshare.Microshare による
 
Fitness trainer Jillian Michaels shares her number one principle when it comes to parenting: always lead by example. She tries to set a good example for her kids in every aspect of life, not just with fitness and nutrition, but with the hard stuff, too – like owning up to your mistakes or knowing when to say sorry. “I find that if I want my kids to…
 
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