You’ve probably heard of the Freakonomics books and some of the more controversial theories therein, such as the notion that seemingly honorable Sumo wrestlers are throwing matches under narrow and well-specified conditions. What you may not have heard is that the last couple podcast episodes have been focusing on evidence-based medicine:
Episode 201 – How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare?
Episode 202 – How Many Doctors Does It Take to Start a Healthcare Revolution?
The first of these was primarily about doing more randomized controlled trials in practical clinical settings, while the second one was a broader indictment of the American healthcare system based on measured outcomes. Both episodes are data-driven and feature science advocates speaking out against a lack of rigorous and rational thinking, just like you’d expect from a well-produced skeptic podcast, only moreso.