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  1. Listener Charlotte has been rewatching “The Sopranos” and the punches keep hitting her ear. Why do Hollywood wallops sound so punched up? Foley artist and Emmy Award-winning sound editor Joanna Fang shares her punch recipe. Plus, do real-life investigators actually connect the dots with red string and thumbtacks? Retired FBI agent Jerri Williams solves the evidence-board mystery.
  2. After a drunken slip of the tongue, Steve Marsh and his siblings discover a secret their mother has been keeping for almost 40 years. Now, Steve wants to help his mom take action. Credits Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein. This episode was produced by Kalila Holt, along with BA Parker and Stevie Lane. Editing by Jorge Just. Special thanks to Emily Condon, Lulu Miller, Hans Buetow, Damiano Marchetti, Alex Blumberg, and Jackie Cohen. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord.  Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
  3. You may have seen fragments of footage from the siege on the Capitol. Now, hear from those who lived it.
  4. Saidu Tejan-Thomas is a young poet. For a long time, he had a story he needed to tell: an homage and apology to his mother. It's a tragic love story driven by the tangled search for a better life. It's personal for sure, but set against the universal perils of immigration--in Saidu's case, from Sierra Leone in West Africa--but by extension, from anywhere. It uses Saidu's poems as narrative drivers, reveals, and resolutions. These are not easy tasks for poems. When Saidu and Jay identified moments in the story that needed these bridges, Saidu would say something like, "I'll go to the Poem Factory and see what I can do." He always made something perfect. Saidu's words are grounded and elevated, his voice is strong and vulnerable, his outlook is youthful and wise. We can’t understand how he pulls that off. Maybe you can. This was produced with Jay Allison and with support from the NEA. Read more here.
  5. Comedian and actor Steve Coogan feels quietly optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Steve sits down with Conan to talk about channeling comic persona Alan Partridge, Steve’s newest film Greed, portraying Stan Laurel in Stan & Ollie, and not minding when someone doesn’t think he’s funny. Plus, Conan and his team look back on Conan’s technological achievements with a special montage.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit
  6. Actor Bryan Cranston feels very lucky about being happily paid to be Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Bryan sits down with Conan to talk about brushes with Charles Manson, establishing contact with Vince Gilligan on The X-Files, and portraying characters with complex moralities from Breaking Bad to his new show Your Honor. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail regarding his strangest purchases.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit
  7. In this episode, I talk with philanthropist and global advocate for women and girls, Melinda Gates. We talk about empathy, the power of story, and about her book, The Moment of Lift - a clear and powerful call to action for gender equity.
  8. In the summer of 1971, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs.” Today, with over 2 million people behind bars, the U.S. is the world's most carceral nation. Many of those serving time are there for crimes related to drugs. Meanwhile, more than 70,000 people died last year as a result of drug overdoses. Nearly 50 years later, the so-called War on Drugs is failing. And advocates for reform have long argued that punitive policies have not reduced the flow of drugs across the country but have actually strengthened illicit drug markets, creating risky and unhealthy conditions for drug users by focusing on the criminal element of drug use instead of seeing it through a lens of healthcare access and social justice. In this episode of Latino USA, Maritza Perez from the Drug Policy Alliance in Washington, DC breaks down the racial history behind the War on Drugs and why decriminalization may be the only way to end the persecution of people of color under the guise of drug enforcement.
  9. Scandal and intrigue surround Joe Exotic, the central character of the new Netflix documentary Tiger King. Among the many bizarre traits of this zoo keeper, Exotic tries his hand at country music. Interspersed throughout the series, Joe sings about his love of big cats as well as his hatred for his nemesis in a gruesome murder ballad. But it turns out that amongst his many lies, Exotic’s country career may be yet another fabrication. Charlie speaks with journalist Robert Moor, host of the podcast Joe Exotic: Tiger King about who’s really behind the music.  Songs Discussed Joe Exotic - I Saw A Tiger Vince Johnson Band - He’s Loving You Jake Owen - Down To The Honkytonk  Lonestar - My Front Porch Looking In Joe Exotic - Here Kitty Kitty Spindrift - Speak To The Wind Johnny Cash - Long Black Veil Joe Exotic - This Is My Life George Straight - Living For The Night Sean Watkins - I Saw A Tiger More Robert Moor’s Twitter Thread on what Tiger King left out NY Mag: Tiger King Joe Exotic and His American Animals  Podcast: Joe Exotic: Tiger King Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  10. The strange story of an unlikely crew of people who band together to take on one of our largest problems using nothing but whale sounds, machine learning, and a willingness to think outside the box. Even stranger, several of the world's most accomplished scientists seem to think they might have a good idea. | To learn more about this episode, subscribe to our newsletter. Click here to learn more about NPR sponsors.
  11. This Sunday, The Weeknd will perform his distinctly dark brand of pop at the Super Bowl halftime show. On the surface, the alter-ego of Abel Tesfaye is a strange pick for the ostensibly family-friendly main-stage — for more than a decade, The Weeknd has fused the sounds of pop, R&B, and trap into a cinematic horror-thriller about drugs, sex and the excess of fame. While his sheer volume of Hot 100 hits have rightly earned him mainstream status, even his most commercial material is hardly PG — the 2015 hit “Can’t Feel My Face” is an 80s throwback laced with on-the-nose cocaine metaphors.  But over the last year his subversive image has been rewritten by the song “Blinding Lights,” from his 2020 album After Hours. The song vaulted up the charts in March 2020, supported by a viral TikTok challenge: Using the song’s opening instrumental as inspiration, countless families performed the dance together while sheltering in place. Since then, seemingly every radio format, adult contemporary included, has played this song on repeat, making it the longest running song in the Hot 100 top five and top ten (given the songs success, The Weeknd is justly aggrieved by the Grammy’s recent snub). On Switched on Pop’s first episode as part of Vulture, we break down how “Blinding Lights” blends lyrical relatability with musical familiarity, earning The Weeknd the biggest and perhaps most misunderstood hit of his career. Songs Discussed The Weeknd - Blinding Lights Michael Sembello - Maniac a-ha - Take on Me Bruce Springsteen - Blinded By The Light Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd - Faith The Weeknd - In Your Eyes The Weeknd - Save Your Tears The Weeknd - Until I Bleed Out More Read Chris Molanphy's "Why the Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Is the First Chart Topper of the Coronavirus Era" Thanks to Arc Iris for the theme song reharmonization Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  12. In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the issue of opening schools, updates on variants of concern, and more news on vaccines and their distribution. Email us your questions: Visit the podcast website: Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store:
  13. Recode’s Jason Del Rey talks about Bezos’s complicated legacy as Amazon’s founder and CEO and how his successor, Andy Jassy might run things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  14. Nichols Electronics has a monopoly on the ice cream truck music box market. When you hear the familiar sound of ice cream truck music ringing through your neighborhood, chances are extremely high that it’s coming from a box that Mark and Beth Nichols created. For decades, they’ve been in the business of evoking nostalgia and happy memories. Until recently, when it was revealed that one of the most popular songs on their boxes has a dark history. Today on Proof, we tell the story of how one small family business faced the biggest controversy to rock the ice cream truck industry.
  15. This week I'm back and tackling the topic truly no one asked for, ear complaints in the ER. Also mentioned is Survivor and my thoughts on the gone too soon US adaptation of the show Celebrity Splash!  FYI: This is part one of two because earwax removal deserves it's own episode. Trust me. Don't be a jabroni, wear your mask, homie. Kudos Corner/Resources Row: Criminality Podcast:   Thanks for your support and listening to the show for yet another week!  Feel free to reach out to me at anytime!  Twitter: Email the show:  Yell at the show: Outside in a field, I'll hear you.  Intro music (resurrected and saved by the lovely Terel):
  16. In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the latest challenges related to variants of concern, the case for delaying second doses of current vaccines to broaden access to first doses, and double masking. Email us your questions: Visit the podcast website: Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store:
  17. Chapter 1, “Original Sin”: In the summer of 2020, Bon Appétit faced an online reckoning. It imploded, seemingly overnight, former employees calling it a racist and toxic workplace. But the story of what actually happened there started ten years earlier. Here are some recipes to try from the people featured in this week’s story: Yewande Komolafe’s yam and plantain curry with crispy shallots and sheet-pan gochujang chicken.  Sue Li’s caramelized onion galette and creamy turmeric pasta. Rick Martinez’s mole sencillo. Eleanore Park’s ginger-scallion meatballs with lemony farro. Also, you can read Rachel Premack’s breaking story on Bon Appétit from last summer here.
  18. Black History Month is here, which means we're diving into big, sticky questions about what exactly it means to be Black. So this week on the show: Who is 'Black enough' for reparations? Because you know...we got some bills to pay.
  19. For decades, residents of Compton and Watts in South Los Angeles had to rely on one particularly troubled hospital for their medical care. A new state-of-the-art hospital replaced it, but faced many of the same challenges: too few beds, too many patients who need serious help, not enough money. Then came the coronavirus.
  20. Comedian Jacob Hawley explores the world of love, sex and intimacy - and the people that make money from it. In this episode, he explores the debate around pornography and its regulation, talking to Dr Clarissa Smith, Dr Gail Dines, and actor Tyger Drew-Honey, whose parents made a living from the adult industry. Producer - Nick Coupe Executive Producer - Adnan Ahmed Researcher - Miranda Slade Sound Design - Chris Maclean Music - Buddy Peace Artwork - Made Up On Love is a BBC Studios Production for BBC Sounds
  21. Dr. David Fajgenbaum has been read his last rites five times. He suffers from the extremely rare and deadly Castleman disease, an orphan disease with no known cure or treatments. To buy himself more time to marry his college sweetheart Caitlin and start a family with her David embarked on a journey to find the cure and treatment for his disease on his own. Learn more about your ad-choices at
  22. In the second in our series on care, we’re talking about care at the end of life. It’s not just dying that is hard, it’s not just the prospect of death… it’s the recognition of it. It’s the conversation around it, which is often no conversation at all. In this episode, we’re having that conversation with Dr. Sunita Puri. If you want to have a conversation about this with us, go here for information on an upcoming workshop.Our twice-monthly newsletter features behind-the-scenes content, previews of upcoming episodes and more. Sign up.When you shop our store, you support the author, independent bookstores AND our show! Shop here.Shop for your favorite TTFA gear at TTFAmerch.comRead the transcript for this episode here.You can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis.TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at check out our sponsors this week:Fordham University GSS:'s: Basket: with code THANKSYarlap: with code TTFA
  23. Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, How I Met Your Mother, Freaks And Geeks) is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, author, and producer. Jason joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his relationship with writing, how anxious he gets about making decisions that will affect his life, and how he’s only comfortable between action and cut. Dax and Jason learn that they are identical twins separated by 5 years, they bond over the “piece of shit at the center of the universe” phenomenon and share the same existential crisis.
  24. Tayshia, Natasha, and Joe unravel the truths and the apologies that have come out this week about racism within Bachelor Nation. They discuss Chris Harrison’s “Extra” interview with Rachel Lindsay, Rachael Kirkconnell’s resurfaced photos and social media history, and the subsequent statements and apologies. Then, where do we go from here, and how does Bachelor Nation do better as a whole? The “Click Bait” hosts discuss. Rate and subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out “Click Bait” on Wondery Plus to listen ad-free: 
  25. Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the interview Rachel did with Chris Harrison for 'Extra' and how it relates to Rachael Kirkconnell’s situation on ‘The Bachelor’ (0:30). Then Van explains how Van Jones texted him about the last 'Higher Learning' podcast and why Van Jones needs to take a better look around (43:00). Finally, Van and Rachel answer some mailbag questions (1:13:00).
  26. Chapter 2, “Glass Office”: Years later, in 2018, a new wave of people of color arrives at Bon Appétit. And when their white bosses don’t understand the problems they’re facing, those people will decide to fix the place themselves. Check out: Jesse Sparks’ portfolio Elyse Inamine’s Instagram Ryan Walker-Hartshorn’s website and Twitter A reported story by Priya Krishna Christina Chaey’s 2016 manifesto following Bon Appétit’s pho video release. And here’s Christina’s Instagram.
  27. "While I'm worth my room on this earth......" Sunshine on Leith was released in 1988 but didn't become the big hit The Proclaimers had hoped for. However it has endured and become an anthem of love and a celebration of life. It is the song played at Hibs FC matches and has come to symbolise the sense of community felt by supporters. Margaret Alcorn recalls how she and her husband were involved in the Hibs Supporters Club organising and taking part in social events for local people in Leith. When their club came under threat from a merger with rival Edinburgh team Hearts she and her husband worked tirelessly to preserve it. Craig and Charlie Reid played a benefit concert for the Club. Sunshine on Leith became the song that expressed the emotions of the fans during that time and has remained the song they still sing at the football ground. When her husband passed away the song played at his funeral was Sunshine on Leith. Musician Ross Wilson grew up in Leith and is also a passionate Hibs Supporter. The feelings of comfort and solidarity he experiences at home games led him to create his own version of the song which he performed with a choir to celebrate one of his favourite songs that reminds him of home and that he calls true soul music. Melinda Tetley's family would always sing Proclaimers songs at home in Edinburgh while her three children were growing up. But when her teenage son fell ill with leukemia Sunshine on Leith took on a special significance for them culminating in a spontaneous joyful singalong on a walk along a lochside. The human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith is a big fan of The Proclaimers and remembers seeing them perform Sunshine on Leith in New Orleans just days after 9/11 to an audience of exactly eight people - half of whom were the prosecuting team in a Death Row murder case he was defending. And musicologist Dave Robb who toured with The Proclaimers explains the song's lasting emotional appeal and spiritual beauty. Producer: Maggie Ayre
  28. Life on Mars was released on David Bowie's Hunky Dory album in 1971. Two years later it came out as a single in its own right. Famous for its exploration of disillusionment and alienation, there is no one single definitive story behind it. But that is perhaps the song's beauty and the secret behind its appeal - that its cryptic lyrics are open to interpretation, and can mean different things to different people. Musicians and fans talk about what Life on Mars? means to them, and its lasting emotional impact, in this special programme remembering Bowie's birthday on January 8th 1947 and commemorating his death on January 10th 2016. And what does the question mark in the song's title mean? With contributions from: Musician Dana Gillespie whose autobiography is Weren't Born A Man Bowie author Chris O'Leary Scientist Abigail Fraeman of NASA's Mars Mission Artist Bridget Griggs The Reverend Steve Stockman Screenwriter Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars) Producer: Maggie Ayre for BBC Audio Bristol
  29. Talking Heads emerged out of the post punk scene of the late 1970s. Once In A Lifetime is the iconic single taken from their album Remain In Light. With its looped synthesizer and Afrobeat inspired by Fela Kuti it seemed to pre-empt the consumerism and ennui of the 1980s. Writer Ian Gittins interviewed David Byrne and later wrote his book Once In A Lifetime. He says David Byrne had in mind people of a certain middle class existence who seemingly breeze through life with ease when he wrote the lyrics. They may get to middle age or reach a crisis point and ask "How did I get here?" For a song that invites us to question our lives it has a suprisingly emotional core that encourages people to be grateful and make positive changes in their lives where necessary. For Glaswegian Gerry Murphy that meant becoming more present for his family after serious illness forced him to reconsider the amount of time he devoted to his career. He went on to write a book about his experience - And You May Find Yourself: A Guided Practice To Never Fearing Death Again. Ian Peddie was inspired by the song to leave his dead end existence in Wolverhampton in the mid 1980s to 'find himself in another part of the world' following his dreams. Kelly Waterhouse says the song symbolises gratitude for all the things she takes for granted and sometimes struggles with in her life as a busy working mother. And singer Angelique Kidjo recorded her own version of Once In A Lifetime in 2018 after coming full circle with the song from her arrival in Paris in 1983 after fleeing the dictatorship in her home country of Benin. She heard the song at a student party and recognised the Afrobeats adopted by David Byrne and Brian Eno that made her feel both joyful and homesick at the same time. Producer: Maggie Ayre
  30.   Nick and Conan sit down to talk about how being a late bloomer informed the making of Big Mouth, collaborating with longtime partner John Mulaney on Oh, Hello: the P’dcast, and finding positives within a long stretch of quarantine. Later, Conan and his team answer listener questions about homeopathic remedies and more.     Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit
  31. In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the current trajectory of the pandemic and inconsistent public health messaging in the US, the latest information on variants and considerations for prioritizing first doses of vaccine, and questions related to the safety of dental and medical care amid the pandemic. Email us your questions: Visit the podcast website: Browse the podcast and CIDRAP merchandise store:
  32. When a groups of friends in their twenties set out to climb Mount Rainier, they felt like they were ready for anything. But on the upper slopes of the peak, trouble found them. A storm moved in, and members of the party began to suffer from altitude sickness and dehydration. As climbers began turning around, two decided to push on: an aggressive military athlete who was on a quest for the summit and a first-time mountaineer who wanted to prove herself. It didn’t take long for them to end up in the worst kind of scenario—lost, exhausted, and increasingly delirious. Their survival depended on working together, and over many difficult hours, they took turns saving each other. But out of their darkest moments, something magical grew. This episode is brought to you by Belize, one of the world’s great adventure destinations and a country that’s created a comprehensive and common sense COVID-19 safety system for travelers. Learn more about how you can safely experience the wonder of Belize at
  33. Jerry Vazquez always dreamed of working for himself. So when he saw a notice in the PennySaver advertising janitorial franchises, he decided to go all in. Pretty soon after, he was in debt to the company and earning less than minimum wage doing a really dirty job. He’d wanted his own business — and on paper, he did — but it felt like something entirely different. Correction (Feb. 4, 2021): A previous version of this podcast description misspelled Jerry Vazquez’s name. The text has been corrected.
  34. Jerry Vazquez was in the cleaning business now, and his clients liked him. They’d leave him notes, some with smiley faces drawn in. But, he says, he was barely getting by on the rates negotiated by Jan-Pro. He started feeling like had little control over a business that he owned. As Jerry would soon find out, some of Jan-Pro’s other franchisees felt similarly — they were stuck. So Jerry decided it was time to fight back. For even more of “The Uncertain Hour,” subscribe to our newsletter! Each week we’ll bring you a note from host Krissy Clark and explain some terms that have come up in our reporting. This week’s word is “franchise.”
  35. Join Paul and Donna for this pokey, thrilling and quilling episode where we talk about the many and varied porcupines of the world!,%2Dquilling%2C%22%20Roze%20says. With technical support by Matthew Csomo, bed music by Kevin MacLeod, our logo was created by Imran Javed. Our vocal talent by Kari McGinnis, Chris Braaten, Josh Hallmark, Chris “The Toph” Green, Jennifer Csomo, Stacey and Frosty, Justine and Santiago.   Featured images: "Porcupine" by GrandTetonNPS is marked with CC PDM 1.0   "File:Prehensile Tail Porcupine Curled and Relaxed (18144690005).jpg" by Eric Kilby from Somerville, MA, USA is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 "North American tree porcupines" by Marie Hale is licensed under CC BY 2.0   "Porcupine" by USFWS Mountain Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0   Any other images on the page are featured on the linked websites. Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. "Fair use" is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
  36. Season 2 Finale! We started this season on a bridge but told you not to get caught up in the romantic notion of saviors and last minute interventions. Suicide isn’t about one moment in time. But if you or someone you love is suicidal, a single moment can be the difference between life and death. So, this week we’re doing a toolkit episode all about crisis response. What do you do when help is needed right now? This week, we role play with a suicide hotline employee, give the Cliff’s notes version of QPR suicide prevention training, and hear about what happens when therapists go on strike.    This episode features a host of talented people, including Tara Consolino (director of suicide prevention and substance abuse, Detroit V.A.), Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet (director, Zero Suicide Institute at the Education Development Center), Dr. John Draper (executive director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), Susan Whitney (licensed marriage and family therapist, Kaiser), and Sal Rosselli (president and co-founder, National Union of Healthcare Workers).   Resources from the episode: Read up on QPR from the QPR Institute and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center Zero Suicide Institute, their general toolkit, and population-specific toolkits  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  Lifeline’s 5 Steps to Help Someone in Crisis #Bethe1To NUHW Kaiser Don’t Deny campaign webpage NUHW Care Delayed, Care Denied white paper Learn more about SB 855 via CapRadio   If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or feeling hopeless, it’s important to talk to someone about it now. Contact one of the resources below for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor anytime.    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text line: Text “Connect” to 741-741 The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386   Season 2 of Last Day is created in partnership with The Jed Foundation. The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. You can find tips, tools and resources for taking care of your emotional health available at:   To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows. See for privacy information.
  37. Divided in two by political and religious differences, the isle of Ireland comprises two fabulously green entities: Northern Ireland (part of the UK) and the Republic of Ireland (a sovereign country). Lucky for us, delicious food, compelling stories, raucous pubs, and toe-tapping music know no boundaries. In this episode, we dig into the fraught history of The Troubles, introduce you to remarkable Irish women writers, and get real about leprechauns. Then we recommend five books that will transport you to Ireland, including a larger-than-life biography, a history of The Troubles, an atmospheric short story collection, a contemporary thriller, and a poignant historical novel set in Dublin. Books we cover include: The Pull of the Stars: A Novel by Emma Donoghue Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became American Hero by Timothy Egan The Guest List by Lucy Foley That Old Country Music: Stories by Kevin Barry For more on the books we recommend, plus the other cool stuff we talk about, visit show notes at As always, you can follow us at: Our web site at Strong Sense of Place Twitter  Instagram  Facebook      
  38. Hillary and Tina cover former US House Representative for California Katie Hill and former United States House Representative from New York, Anthony Weiner. For show notes and links to our sources, please click here (
  39. There's been a lot of talk (including on this show!) about the many kinds of innovations and technologies changing healthcare delivery for clinicians and patients. But what's happening behind the scenes in healthcare: in billing, in administration, and infrastructure? In this episode, we’re talking about the mountains of work (and paperwork) in the healthcare system, from reimbursement claims to patient registration to call centers scheduling appointments and much more—the enormous cost of inefficiency and waste in these areas adds to the healthcare system, and what kind of tech can help to improve it. Former Senator Bill Frist—a surgeon, Senate Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007, co-founder of Aspire Health, host of healthcare podcast A Second Opinion, and board member for many healthcare systems and companies; Malinka Walaliyadde, CEO and co-founder of Alpha Health, a tech company that automates healthcare revenue cycle management; and a16z General Partner Julie Yoo join Bio Eats World host Hanne Winarsky to discuss how innovation happens in healthcare's administrative "back office". The conversation covers what that waste currently costs us on a national and personal level; how (and what) new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning can automate to help cut cost out of the system; and how ultimately, we can allow innovate in these areas to allow the humans to do the really important work.
  40. In 2019, gamers from across the globe turned detective in order to track down and apprehend an active killer in a nerve-shredding manhunt. This is Maroon's true story. Aoife Wilson and Julia Hardy are best mates who love video games and have worked in the industry for years. They find the most shocking, moving and inspiring true stories about how gaming changed people’s lives forever. Join them to hear about the guy who works for NASA because of a game, the couple who fell in love on an MMORPG, the man who turned his escape from civil war into a video game and the gamers who caught a killer in real time. Producer: Nathan Jones
  41. Comedian, actor, writer, producer Ricky Gervais feels strangely underwhelmed about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.   Ricky sits down with Conan to discuss getting a laugh out of the worst of humanity, the upcoming season of his Netflix show After Life, and finding out his heroes are just regular people. Plus, Conan shares what he’s learned about tech in the days of quarantine.   Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821. For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit

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