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On Breakthrough, a new series from the Prognosis podcast, we explore how the pandemic is changing our understanding of healthcare and medicine. We start with an examination of long Covid, a mysterious new illness that has stumped doctors attempting to treat symptoms that last for months and potentially years. It has changed the way hospitals work and forced healthcare officials to prepare for the next pandemic. Covid has also opened the door to revolutionary technology: messenger RNA vaccines. It’s a technology that never could have been proven so quickly outside the crucible of that first pandemic year, 2020, and it holds big implications for the future of medicine. Breakthrough launches on Oct. 19. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


A few decades ago, nobody really questioned vaccines. They were viewed as a standard part of staying healthy and safe. Today, the number of people questioning vaccines risks prolonging a pandemic that has already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. How we got to this moment didn’t start with the rollout of vaccines or in March 2020, or even with the election of Donald Trump. Our confidence in vaccines, often isn't even about vaccines. It’s about trust. And that trust has been eroding for a long time. Doubt, a new series from Bloomberg’s Prognosis podcast, looks at the forces that have been breaking down that trust. We'll trace the rise of vaccine skepticism in America to show how we got here — and where we’re going. Doubt launches on March 23. Subscribe to Prognosis today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the country’s circles of power. Blood River premieres on July 27. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Adam Neumann had a vision: to make his startup WeWork a wildly successful company that would change the world. He convinced thousands of other people -- customers, employees, investors -- that he could make that dream a reality. And for a while, he did. He was one of the most successful startup founders in the world. But then, in the span of just a few months, everything changed. Foundering is a new serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. This season, we’ll tell you the story of WeWork, a company that captured the startup boom of the 2010s and also may be remembered as a spectacular bust that marked the end of an era. Catch the first two episodes of Foundering, available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Mark and Nikki check in and explain what's next for Travel Genius - don’t worry we’ll see you soon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Harnessing Bloomberg's reporting from every continent, Bloomberg's daily Prognosis podcast brings the news, data and analysis you need for living in the time of Covid-19. In around ten minutes, we will explain the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals, industries and governments and the adaptions they are making in the face of the global pandemic. Come back every weekday afternoon for a short dose of the best information about the novel coronavirus from more than 120 bureaus around the world. First episode drops Thursday, March 26. Subscribe to Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


From Pushkin Industries, introducing Deep Background with Noah Feldman. Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg Opinions columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news. With restaurants and bars across the country temporarily closing down due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, many of us are finding ourselves cooking for the first time in a long time. So today, Deep Background is taking a quick break from covering the spread of COVID-19 to share this conversation with Mark Bittman, the food writer who taught so many of us how to cook. The author of best-selling cookbooks like How to Cook Everything and Vegan Before 6, Bittman offers some tips on how to cook fish and reflects on what he has learned from over two decades of writing about food. Learn more and subscribe to Deep Background on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


In the season 2 finale, who better to offer travel advice than a woman who spends more time in the air than a pilot: Alison Mosshart? The rockstar, a member of two headlining bands - The Kills and Dead Weather – has suggestions on a far-flung hangover cure and the right way to pack (it’s not light). Plus Mark Ellwood and Nikki Ekstein discuss the final frontier in travel: space tourism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


What will travel look like two decades from now? Mark and Nikki explore the findings of a new survey outlining how the landscape might change – and get out their own frequent-flying crystal ball to share a few of their own predictions. This week’s Travel Genius is Moti Ankari. Moti is co-found the dapper shoe line Ankari Floruss. He also juggles his schedule as a full-time cobbler with a second role: one of the foremost menswear influencers on social media (you might be one of the 190,000-plus folks who follow him on Instagram @motiankari). We also want to hear your travel hacks! Call the Travel Genius hotline at 646-324-3490 anytime, and leave us a voicemail; we’ll play the best on upcoming episodes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Americans are paying more and getting less for their health care than ever before. On the new season of Prognosis, reporter John Tozzi explores what went wrong. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Was your New Year’s resolution to travel more in 2020 To help with your trip-planning, this week Mark and Nikki discuss the destinations that should be on your must-visit list this year. This week’s guest is Dr. Evan Antin, the celebrity vet and host of globetrotting TV show “Evan Goes Wild” (He’s also an alum of People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive list). Antin is a steel-nerved explorer who considers snakes a welcomed sight wherever he goes. He’ll also help pet owners nervous to bring their dog or cat along on a trip, with a few suggestions on how to prep them for an unfamiliar locale. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


This week on Travel Genius, Mark and Nikki tackle one of thorniest subjects in travel right now: should we be buying carbon offsets for every flight we take? Or should we follow Greta Thunberg’s lead, and scrap any plans to hop on a plane for the foreseeable future? Or is the impact of flying greatly overrated compared with many other industries – and simply called out as it’s seen as a perk of the privileged? If you’re coming down with a case of flygskam (flight shame, in Swedish), they have advice on how to cure it, including how to be sure that any offsets you buy are truly impactful rather than pure greenwashing. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more mindfully, we’ve got your covered. As for this week’s guest, she’s the self-proclaimed MacGirlver, Kari Byron. The former Mythbusters staple is now host of her own globetrotting show for kids, Crash Test World that’s aimed at using science to explore the way we live across the globe. She joins Travel Genius this week to share smart tips from her travels, which included backpacking around the world aged 23. Like a Swiss Army knife, she’s multipurpose and handy in any situation, whether it involves staying safe in your hotel room or keeping kids engaged when sightseeing. And she has something in common with Jason Atherton when it comes to keeping food tasty, wherever you are. Want to share your own Travel Genius moments? Reach out on Twitter, via email, or by phone at 646 324-3490. If you’re lucky, we’ll share your best tips on a future episode. Correction: This podcast misidentified the name of the carbon offset company, Cool Edge. The name of the company is Cool Effect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Next time you’re packing a suitcase, make sure to pack your Preparation H. That’s what this week’s guest, Waris Ahluwalia—who has featured in movies from "The Grand Budapest Hotel" to "The Darjeeling Limited"—swears by to look fabulous after a long flight. Combine it with ice water, and your eyes will depuff and your face will glow. Mark and Nikki also wax poetic on Australia, where there’s exciting news from top to bottom, coast to coast. They break down the most exciting destinations to prioritize now, including new underwater accommodations by the Great Barrier Reef. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


What’s better than turning left when you get on an airplane? Scoring the premium seat without actually paying a premium. This week, Mark and Nikki break down a handful of new and unsung strategies for booking cheaper business class fares. Then, Hanli Prisloo, champion free diver and onetime stunt double for Halle Berry shares several tips that focus on what lies below the (ocean’s) surface. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


At the airport, are you a gate louse or a #teamboardlast? Boarding the plane is a contentious, stressful part of any journey, and Mark and Nikki talk about the surprising innovations that airports and airlines are trialing to ease that tension. This week’s Travel Genius is Hitha Palepu, a businesswoman who also moonlights as a travel guru. Palepu wrote the ultimate guide to squeezing everything into a carry-on, “How to Pack,” and chronicles her travel hacks on the go via her Instagram, hashtagging #HithaontheGo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


One of the top tips that came out of this week’s chat with beauty guru Bobbi Brown feels especially poignant in the aftermath of Thanksgiving: never, ever pack your skinny jeans. To keep you glowing (and going) through the holidays, we turned to the beauty mogul, wellness entrepreneur, and boutique hotelier for her best tips and hacks. Should your travels this holiday season take you abroad, there’s always one thing to be mindful about: visas. Nikki and Mark discuss the red tape that you can’t ignore, and how it’s gotten more complicated—or a little easier—to parse, depending on where you’re going and when. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Susan Veness can show you the world—shining, shimmering, splendid. From the edge of the sea to snow-glowing-white mountains, she’s got a hack for every situation… as long as it’s at Disney. That's because she literally wrote the book, “Walt Disney World Hacks: 350+ Park Secrets.” She’s got friends in hosts Nikki and Mark, who equally feel the love for Walt Disney and his magic kingdoms. They’ll show you the light on everything from the best places to watch the fireworks to the most underrated spots in Orlando. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


This week’s episode of Travel Genius gets competitive in a way that has little to do with the dings of the hotel bell. We’re talking about competitive travel: an entire subculture of people whose mission is, quite simply, to go everywhere—and to check the most obscure boxes off their bucket lists faster than anyone else. Then, chef Eric Ripert—the toque behind New York’s three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin—shares how to find the best cookbook store in the world. He also discusses his adventures with his late, great friend, Anthony Bourdain. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


This week we’re hitting a high note, literally. Schele Williams—who came up in the Broadway world as the “Seasons of Love” soloist in RENT—pulls back the curtain on her tried-and-true travel hacks, which are as wide-ranging as her singing voice. Also, Mark and Nikki focus this week on the ultimate currency calculations—the destinations where your dollar will go farthest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


Season two of Travel Genius kicks off with more tips, tricks, and hacks than any episode that’s come before. Co-hosts Nikki Ekstein and Mark Ellwood catch up on all the miles they logged since you last tuned in, while ABC News superstar Rebecca Jarvis riffs on the secret uses for airport yoga rooms, how to pivot when trips go wrong, and a little-known service for cheap business class tickets. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.