This podcast is one that both I and my 13 yr old love. The info is explained very well without dumbing down. I have an MS in Biology as well as work as an RN and I think the Erins do a fabulous job of explaining complex topics for laypeople without dumbing down. I learn so much every episode and their info is backed by trustworthy sources. The early episodes are a bit grating to me in their profuse protestations of ethical lapses in research and societal attitudes (even as I agree’d) but to my ears they are more recently doing a better job of pointing these out while also educating on context (more helpful to understand how not to repeat history). My daughter and I like making Placeboritas and listening together...thanks Erin and Erin!
Erin & Erin are my favorite. They are masters (well, PhDs) of making real, responsibly researched information fun and digestible, without sensationalism or dumbing it down. They encourage curiosity and learning. Not every STEM professional can do this effectively. Always eager for a new episode.
i simply cannot recommend this podcast highly enough! it’s been just over a year since i discovered it and I have so enjoyed every minute of listening. The Erins do a wonderful job of condensing all the information into a neat, easy to digest package to give a comprehensible overview of the disease for each episode - it’s so interesting to really follow the journey of disease understanding. Their dynamic makes for fun listening and almost makes you forget you’re actually learning, and the quarantini concept is a particularly nice touch really making this podcast special ??<3
Since I watched "House, MD" several times I have been looking for something in the intersection between popular science and medicine. Being from Russia I managed to come across this fantastic show and continue my marvellous medical series trip. I have been listening to the podcast since the very first season and I am still enthusiastic when a new episode is being released. It helps me to improve my English and I haven't found any shadow of boredom while listening to Erins for about 70 hours! This podcast kills you by its entertaining and clear explanations of chemical processes and curious historical facts. I can definitely say that TPWKY is my favourite podcast and I love spending evenings with my personal versions of placeboritas listening to Erins - two nerdy friends you always wanted. : )
This also was my primary source of keeping up with all the coronavirus stuff, but what I like the best are the episodes about influenza and vaccines.
This podcast does an incredible job, in such a short amount of time, dissecting complex issues of biology, sociology, history, and modern medicine in each pathology they discuss. I’m in awe and I learn with every episode.
I love this podcast! I am an exercise science undergraduate student with about a 45 minute drive to school and this podcast makes my drive fabulous. I love that Erin and Erin give me the facts and history of so many different diseases and illnesses and almost everything under the medical sun. As an avid medical lover, this is by far my favorite podcast.