In the past, I have recommended many podcasts from the Freaknonomics network such as Freakonomics, People I Mostly Admire, and No Stupid Questions. The newest podcast to be released under their network is called Freakonomics, M.D.
Freakonomics, M.D. is hosted by Bapu Jena, who has one of the more interesting (and impressive backgrounds) you will ever encounter. He is both an economist and a doctor (he graduated from University of Chicago and is currently a professor at Harvard Medical School).
In Freakonomics, M.D., Jena discusses topics that are at the intersection of economics and the health industry. Since the podcast is new, there aren’t too many episodes that have been released so far; however, topics include “Why do kids with summer birthdays get the flu more often” and “What do heart surgery and grocery store pricing have in common”? While the topics may seem a bit weird, Jena provides a really interesting perspective that can help you to learn how to think differently.
Each episode of Freakonomics, M.D. is only 20 minutes or so, so it is shorter than typical podcast episodes. Even though they are short though, they are all packed with information and insightful analysis!
Freakonomics, M.D. Recommendation Rating: 4
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!