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The Kids + Podcast

The Kids + Podcast is an evidence-based, family-focused look at health, wellness, policy, and advocacy for children. In an age of fake news, alternative facts, and the rampant, dangerous spread of medical misinformation, we’re here to keep it real, to make you think, and to take science back — one episode at a time.

May 4, 2022

Pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist Dr. Zachary Rubin talks about food, drug, and seasonal allergies, the problem with home test kits, respiratory infections, the immune system, introducing foods to kids, allergic reactions to vaccines, why seasonal allergies are getting worse, and the current science on Long...

Mar 24, 2022

Award-winning investigative journalist and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Heath talks about the process of researching and writing, and some of the key stories and scientists featured in, his new book, Longshot: The Inside Story of the Race for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Mar 9, 2022

Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Rebecca Winderman talks about the digestive process, and a whole host of related issues and concerns, including gas, reflux, constipation, vomiting, stooling, prebiotics, probiotics, fiber, the gut microbiome, the many colors of poop, and the importance of a baby's first stool.

Feb 18, 2022

Data scientist and financial crimes investigator Jake Oakley -- who was, until recently, a very vocal, and very public, anti-COVID-vaccine activist -- talks with remarkable clarity and insight about his "defection" from that way of thinking, his emergence from a childhood steeped in conspiracy theories, and the work he...

Jan 27, 2022

Internationally renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Paul Offit covers the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, with data-driven information on variants, vaccines, immunity, infectiousness, masks, memory cells, antibodies, boosters, breakthroughs, the difference between PCR & antigen tests, and more.