October 26, 2009

This American Life

Two episodes on Health Care. Same team as Giant Pool of Money. What Reporting Should Be!

This American Life and their friends at Planet Money did the best reporting on the mortgage and finical crisis I saw, well heard. If you haven't had the opportunity to listen to the Giant Pool of Money and Another Frightening Show About the Economy you should. They are a brilliant job of reporting. It isn't what you expect even if you know what to expect.

The same team takes a look at health care. Yet again they manage to take complex maters and express them in easy to appreciate if unsettling ways. Well worth the token cost of a download.


More is Less
An hour explaining the American health care system, specifically, why it is that costs keep rising.

Someone Else’s Money
The dark side of prescription drug coupons, insurance company jargon, frighteningly decoded and more.

Those of you living with type 1 may be more than aware of a lot of this but I can't imagine you will not come away with a challenge to your thinking. In a media environment of trite sound bites where balance is pitting ranting partisans calm, thought provoking, well researched, journalism is a shot in the arm.