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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.

Dec 22, 2021

Dr. Michelle Fiscus, the former top vaccine official for the government of the state of Tennessee fired earlier this year because prominent political figures didn't approve of the evidence-based education she and her office were providing, tells her story, talks about her work, and offers a cautionary tale on the...

Jul 27, 2021

Epidemiologist and science communicator Katrine Wallace, Ph.D., talks about the importance of good public health communication, the power of evidence-based communication on social media, and the proliferation of COVID vaccine myths and misinformation.  

Jul 6, 2021

Pharmacist, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and social media rock star Savannah Malm, Pharm.D., talks about the important work of, and the inevitable backlash for, fighting online mis- and disinformation in the age of COVID.

Mar 1, 2021

Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas, co-founders of Embrace Race, talk about the work, resources, and community necessary to raise children who are "thoughtful, informed, and brave about race."

Jan 22, 2021

Dr. David Schonfeld, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, provides an expert look at how to help children process grief and loss in their lives.