Season 6 — Episode 23 March 08, 2023

Finally– A Clinically-Proven Way to Lose Weight. Now what?

Felix, Mihir and The Economist’s Charlotte Howard debate the merits of a new class of weight-loss drugs that drastically lower a person’s weight. Is this incredible scientific advance the solution to the obesity epidemic that is sweeping the planet? Should health insurance companies cover the pricey drugs? Will obesity become even more prevalent now that we have effective medication? Plus, we discuss the roller coaster that is Moderna. What’s next for one of the pandemic’s biggest winners? Is there a life post generous government support?

Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:

Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery (Food)

Bewilderment by Richard Powers (Book)

Stat News (Website)

Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag (Book)

You can email your comments and ideas for future episodes to:  You can follow Youngme and Mihir on Twitter at: @YoungmeMoon@DesaiMihirA and Felix on LinkedIn at: Felix Oberholzer- Gee.