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Larry Brilliant

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Latest 16 Oct 2021 | Updated Daily

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What’s About to Happen with COVID-19 (with Larry Brilliant)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

Andy catches up with the aptly-named Dr. Larry Brilliant, who has spent his life working to eradicate deadly diseases. They discuss why eradication of COVID is not possible, what a long-term COVID plan should include, what future variants may look like, and what vaccine innovations he wants to see and why. Plus, how Delta is similar to the fictional virus Larry helped dream up for the movie Contagion. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.  Follow Larry @larrybrilliant on Twitter. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/ Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. 

Learn more at cvshealth.com. Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Here’s more on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on virtually all vaccine mandates: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/us/texas-governor-covid-vaccine-mandates.html Read the article Larry co-wrote called “The Forever Virus”: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-06-08/coronavirus-strategy-forever-virus Larry advised Seth MacFarlane on the science for this Family Guy vaccine PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ0NgeMHOyQ Check out the PBS series Larry mentions called “Extra Life”: https://www.pbs.org/show/extra-life-short-history-living-longer/ Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/inthebubble.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

13 Oct 2021

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Epidemiologist Dr Larry Brilliant on bringing COVID under control

Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

He helped eradicate smallpox with the World Health Organization, and renowned epidemiologist Dr Larry Brilliant says getting the Delta variant under control requires a similar massive global effort.

22mins

21 Sep 2021

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Ep. 3 – The Centripetal Force of Love with Dr. Larry Brilliant

Walking Each Other Home with Mirabai Bush

Dr. Larry Brilliant joins Mirabai Bush to share wisdom about public and spiritual health, eradicating smallpox in India, the miracle of Maharajji, and the centripetal force of love.Dr. Larry Brilliant has engaged with some of the most prominent thought leaders, spiritual masters, heroes, and icons in the world, including Neem Karoli Baba, Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Wavy Gravy, the Grateful Dead, the Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama. His life’s journey across continents has resulted in the direct involvement of some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century: the eradication of smallpox in India, curing blindness in over 4 million people, introducing Maharajji's teachings to the Woodstock Generation, and launching Google’s philanthropic enterprises, and more, outlined in his book, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History. For more info, please visit LarryBrilliant.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37mins

7 Apr 2021

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Mindfulness and Medicine, with Larry Brilliant and Jack Kornfield

City Arts & Lectures

This week, our guests bring us unique perspectives on life during a pandemic.  Larry Brilliant is a renowned epidemiologist whose work with the World Health Organization helped eradicate smallpox, giving him keen insights into how governments can help tackle global disease. In a new book, Sometimes Brilliant, he reflects on his remarkable life and his extraordinary experiences as a doctor, innovator, philanthropist, and cultural revolutionary.  Jack Kornfield was one of the first people to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West over 40 years ago.  His many books include The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. On March 23, 2021, Larry Brilliant and Jack Kornfield joined us for a conversation about mindfulness and medicine.  The two talked about our individual and collective responses to the coronavirus pandemic, what it will take to move beyond it, and how we might promote well-being during this uncertain time.  

1hr 6mins

4 Apr 2021

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Grace Winter Forum Online with Larry Brilliant

The Forum at Grace Cathedral

Larry Brilliant is a physician and epidemiologist, CEO of Pandefense Advisory, senior advisor at Skoll Foundation and former professor of epidemiology and WHO medical officer. He is also a person of abiding faith. He joined Dean Malcolm Clemens Young in March of 2019 to reflect upon what we could learn from the history of smallpox as we face pandemics of the future. Just one year later, COVID-19 entered our lives. Each year Grace Cathedral chooses a theme for reflection, and in 2021 our theme is healing.  As we enter the second year of the pandemic, we need more than healing. We need strength, endurance, steadfastness, the ability to hang on, and finally — hope. In this second conversation with Dean Young, Dr. Brilliant will put the pandemic in the perspective we need, discuss what’s really happening now and what we can expect next.

1hr

3 Mar 2021

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Larry Brilliant

How to Vaccinate the World

Epidemiologists don’t often hang out with rock stars, and not many of them can say they’ve played a part in eradicating a disease as deadly as smallpox. But Larry Brilliant isn’t your run of the mill public health official. He’s been warning about the dangers of a pandemic for years, and now that one is upon us, Tim Harford sat down to talk with him about how the world has handled the pandemic of 2020 and what we can hope for in 2021. Producer: Sandra Kanthal

28mins

4 Jan 2021

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Best of In the Bubble: What No One Knows About COVID-19 (with Larry Brilliant)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

If you didn’t catch this Best of In the Bubble episode the first time around, you are in for a treat! And even if you've heard it already, go ahead and give it another listen. If there is one expert Andy could talk with about coronavirus and how we are really doing, it is epidemiologist Larry Brilliant. Larry, who helped eradicate smallpox and is hard at work on coronavirus, grades our performance on a scientific, sociological, and political basis. He also shares everything that science knows, and doesn't know, about the way the novel coronavirus is transmitted and infects us. Larry doesn’t mince words about political leadership or the CDC.  Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. Follow Larry Brilliant on Twitter @larrybrilliant. In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble/ Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to shop.livinguard.com and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off. Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Check out the latest information on the Oxford vaccine, as mentioned in this week’s Zach Fact: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/20/study-provides-first-glimpse-of-efficacy-of-oxford-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine/ Here is more information if you are Interested in volunteering for a COVID-19 prevention clinical study: https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/clinical-study-volunteer/ Watch Larry Brilliant’s 2006 TED Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics/transcript?language=en Read more about how chronic fatigue syndrome may hold keys to understanding post-Covid syndrome: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/21/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-keys-understanding-post-covid-syndrome/ To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

4 Jan 2021

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Larry Brilliant on Why We Need a Global Covid Response

Fighting Coronavirus, from American Innovations

There are few people who have thought more about pandemics than epidemiologist Larry Brilliant. He worked with the World Health Organization to eradicate smallpox. He’s fought polio and blindness in India. And, in his 2006 TED Prize talk, he warned the audience that a pandemic was coming “within your children or your grandchildren's lifetime.”He was right. What he couldn’t predict, though, was how mismanaged our response would be – and how quickly we’d set aside the lessons we learned defeating smallpox. As Larry tells Steven, “We have to work together… and we're not doing it so far.”Watch Larry’s Ted Prize acceptance speech: https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics?language=enSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Great Courses Plus - Get unlimited access to the entire at thegreatcoursesplus.com/fightingcv.UV Clean - You can enjoy 15% off plus free shipping on your order of two or more when you visit getuvclean.com and use promo code FIGHTING CV. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

8 Sep 2020

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Fighting Coronavirus | Larry Brilliant on Why We Need a Global Covid Response | 19

American Innovations

There are few people who have thought more about pandemics than epidemiologist Larry Brilliant. He worked with the World Health Organization to eradicate smallpox. He’s fought polio and blindness in India. And, in his 2006 TED Prize talk, he warned the audience that a pandemic was coming “within your children or your grandchildren's lifetime.”He was right. What he couldn’t predict, though, was how mismanaged our response would be – and how quickly we’d set aside the lessons we learned defeating smallpox. As Larry tells Steven, “We have to work together… and we're not doing it so far.”Watch Larry’s Ted Prize acceptance speech: https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics?language=enSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Great Courses Plus - Get unlimited access to the entire at thegreatcoursesplus.com/fightingcv.UV Clean - You can enjoy 15% off plus free shipping on your order of two or more when you visit getuvclean.com and use promo code FIGHTING CV.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

8 Sep 2020

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What No One Knows About COVID-19 (with Larry Brilliant)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

If there is one expert Andy could talk with about coronavirus and how we are really doing, it is epidemiologist Larry Brilliant. Larry, who helped eradicate smallpox and is hard at work on coronavirus, grades our performance on a scientific, sociological, and political basis. He also shares everything that science knows, and doesn't know, about the way the novel coronavirus is transmitted and infects us. Larry doesn’t mince words about political leadership or the CDC. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt.Follow Larry Brilliant on Twitter @larrybrilliant.In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. You can become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/inthebubble Take a brief listener survey and get a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/surveySupport the show by checking out today’s sponsors! Get $75 off your order of Burrow furniture -- with fast and free shipping -- at www.burrow.com/bubble Ashford University has online Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs across 60 different programs. Financial aid is available, there’s no fee to apply and no standardized testing required. Learn more at: www.ashford.edu/bubble.  Gabi could save you money on the home and auto insurance you already have at www.gabi.com/bubble Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Check out the latest information on the Oxford vaccine, as mentioned in this week’s Zach Fact: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/20/study-provides-first-glimpse-of-efficacy-of-oxford-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine/ Here is more information if you are Interested in volunteering for a COVID-19 prevention clinical study: https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/clinical-study-volunteer/ Watch Larry Brilliant’s 2006 TED Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_brilliant_my_wish_help_me_stop_pandemics/transcript?language=en Read more about how chronic fatigue syndrome may hold keys to understanding post-Covid syndrome: https://www.statnews.com/2020/07/21/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-keys-understanding-post-covid-syndrome/ To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-the-bubble shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

22 Jul 2020

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