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We are Timothy Faust and Kelly Jo. We really like health policy and heavy metal. Every other-week or so we'll discuss a current-ish event we think is interesting, and a health policy or health law paper we're into. We'll also discuss a metal album and attempt to say "this kicks ass" in as many words as possible for a few minutes.
||CleanV. Cantique Lepreux: Title IX, the DeVos Death Drive, and Sexual Misconduct in Public Health||Oh my god, we're back again. This week, special guest and longtime Title IX professional Kate talks to us about the leaked DeVos Title IX regulations. They suck bigtime! We cover the origin story of Title IX as a tool to address sexual misconduct in u..||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIV. Substratum: The Present & Future of Anti-Choice & Anti-Welfare Legislation and Cool Ways to Fight Back||Yeah! We're back in this. Did you miss us? We missed you so much. Help us fund abortion access in Mississippi: http://bit.ly/fundabortion If we raise $6900 Tim will reopen the Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer shirt sale & add two new extremely sick abor...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIII-B. Kvelertak II: Fetal Protection Laws and the Consequences of Health Injustice||Yeah! Here's Part B. We discuss fetal protection laws. This is extremely heinous—pregnant women denied abortions imprisoned for attempted feticide, then shackled while giving birth—and we wanted to give it the space it deserves and take time to edi.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIII-A. Kvelertak: Bernie's "Medicare for All" Bill and the Optimism of Single-Payer||Two-parter this week. In III-A, this one, we discuss Bernie Sanders's "Medicare for All" bill—what it contains, what it means, our hopes for what's within it, and our concerns about what's still inadequate. It's good!||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanII. Sacrilege: Insurer Discrimination, Payment Structures, & Redistributive Healthcare Financing||[Show note: Tim made a pop filter for Kelly Jo and then while futzing with it mistakenly hit the button that mutes the mixer (?) so we accidentally recorded this episode on his s****y laptop mic without realizing it. Sorry!!!!||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI. Cirith Ungol: Cost Bundling & Carceral Health Injustice||Our first episode! We are Timothy Faust and Kelly Jo. We really like health policy and heavy metal. Every other-week or so we'll discuss a current-ish event we think is interesting, and a health policy or health law paper we're into.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Such a good team
Tim Faust has a great big-picture take on healthcare policy. He's so good at explaining complicated things in easy to understand ways. Kelly Jo is equally knowledgeable on the intersection of health and gender justice (and its intersections with race, class, etc.), allowing them to zoom in and out of health policy issues and maintain a dynamic, interesting discussion, even without guests.
You should care about healthcare policy
This show is fantastic. It puts some much needed humanity in to healthcare issues and healthcare policy. I appreciate the time and effort that the hosts put in to each episode. They handle complex issues in a manner that’s easy to digest. They also bring some much needed empathy to the conversation, which is important since healthcare policy has real consequence and impact beyond the dividends paid out to insurance company shareholders. Also, the metal reviews own.
Keep kicking was Timothy and Kelly Jo!
Essential listening for people that care about healthcare
The podcast is tongue in cheek. The information contained within, however, is precisely on point, well considered, and compelling. If you care about healthcare and social justice, this is a podcast for you.
Update: three eps in and I still think this is essential listening. Tim and Kelly Jo are rightfully unsparing in their criticism of the right and provide invaluable ammunition in arguing for a better world.