The Doubt Industry, Coronavirus, and Dr. Google

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Paul and Howard talk about the doubt industry, medical skepticism, and Dr. Google as a force for good. Sometimes. Maybe.

You can find an error-filled transcript here


  • How views of medicine have changed over the last hundred years
  • What is causing the current wave of medical skepticism? Data democratization vs … other stuff
  • Effect sizes, blockbuster therapies as parachutes, and the decline thereof
  • The future of medical democratization 

Readings and Books Mentioned:


Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

Music & Disclaimers:

  • Crossing the Chasm Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
  • Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.

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