Tag Archives: Roughly Speaking

On Roughly Speaking 340: The Rise Of Superbugs

CT-SMAC Agar 2- detail via nathanreading on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
CT-SMAC Agar 2- detail via nathanreading on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Dan hosted me on Roughly Speaking to give my Top 5 list of the germs to watch in the coming year, many of which (I hope) will not cause much excitement:

5. Influenza
4. Zika
3. Ebola
2. Multi-drug resistant bacteria
1. ? the next big plague we don’t know about yet?
Bonus: HIV

Listen here for opining on the relevance (or not) of the above.

On Roughly Speaking 330: Lab Results Decoded

138th implements changes to PHA, gets results via armymedicine on Flickr CC BY 2.0
138th implements changes to PHA, gets results via armymedicine on Flickr CC BY 2.0

Dan hosted me on Roughly Speaking to decode the results of his lab testing that he recently had done by his primary care physician. That’s a bit of a brave thing on his part, although it helps that he’s in the peak of health, blood-work wise.

Listen here for my jealously over his cholesterol levels, and other goodness.

Roughly Speaking: 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

Hot Dogs_02 via rob_rob2001 on Flickr
Hot Dogs_02 via rob_rob2001 on Flickr CC BY-SA

Dan graciously had me on Roughly Speaking to discuss the recent article from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health article looking at the “100 Objects That Shaped Public Health“.

My favorite? Spoiler alert: hot dogs.

It was a fun conversation! Listen here.

Roughly Speaking: a primer on Zika, & some words on HIV in Baltimore

CC BY-NC-ND image by  IAEA Imagebank via Flickr
CC BY-NC-ND image by IAEA Imagebank via Flickr

Dan Rodricks has migrated his audio work from NPR to the new podcast audio show from the Baltimore Sun, Roughly Speaking. Needless to say, it’s an outstanding program, especially for anyone interested in keeping their finger on the pulse of all things Baltimore. This past Friday, Dan interviewed me for a primer on the latest newsworthy emerging pathogen, Zika virus. I also discussed happenings with HIV in Baltimore on a previous show, and am looking forward to being on with him every month or so. More to come!