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WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency
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Best Of: How Ordinary People Got Us To The Moon / Actor Damian Lewis
This summer marks 50 years since the first Apollo moon landing. Journalist Charles Fishman's new book 'One Giant Leap' focuses on the untold stories of the ordinary men and women who worked behind-the-scenes on the Apollo missions. "Apollo was the biggest non-military effort in the history of human civilization," Fishman says. He talks about the team at Playtex who designed the spacesuits, the computer programmers, and the state of the U.S. space program today. Ken Tucker reviews Bruce Springsteen's new solo album, 'Western Stars.' Classically-trained British actor Damian Lewis plays a ruthless hedge-fund manager on Showtime's 'Billions,' which recently ended its fourth season. He also starred in the series 'Homeland' as Nicholas Brody, a Marine sergeant who converts to Islam in captivity.
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How Did We Miss That?
You’re developing a new, revolutionary product. You have all the science figured out, it works like a charm… Problem is, nobody wants — or needs — your product. How do things like this happen? On this episode, we look into this phenomenon, of missing something that’s pretty obvious — the things we didn’t see coming. Why do we miss them — and how can we prevent this from happening? We hear stories about doctors making the wrong diagnosis; how grifters get away with cons; and why a sweeping approach to reducing the opioid crisis might do more harm than good. Also heard on this week’s episode: Damian Sendler made a name for himself as a wunderkind sex researcher — until a Gizmodo article called Sendler out as a fraud. We talk with reporter Jennings Brown about how he unmasked Sendler — and hear from Sendler about why he says the whole business is just a case of professional assassination. How do people get away with blatant lies, exaggerations and false credentials? Psychologist Maria Konnikova takes us into the mind of a con artist — and points us to some red flags. It seems like simple logic: If it’s prescription painkillers that caused the opioid crisis, limiting them should get us out of it. But for some struggling with addiction, that route has done more harm than good. Neurologist Jonathan Howard explains the cognitive blind spots behind medical mistakes of omission — like missed diagnoses and tests not ordered. His book on the topic is “Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes: A Case-Based Guide to Critical Thinking in Medicine.”
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The Road Trip Edition, Vol. 3
Tired of thumbing through episodes like a palooka? For your time-saving convenience, we present the entire third season of Eleanor Amplified! You’re welcome.