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A brilliantly named show with a simple mission: to get us all talking about the cost of health care. Season two includes an excellent series about how prices got so high in the first place, delving into MRIs, drug prices, insulin, and CPAP machines Ma’ayan Plaut "Best of 2019 So Far" Discover Pods

This show does some seriously good journalism about healthcare in a perfect balance between informative and entertaining. And this particular episode does a better job of explaining pharmacy benefit managers—the biggest, richest, middlemen nobody knows exist—than anything else I've seen on the topic. Erik The Jones Hurt Your Brian Newsletter

The podcast features investigative journalism, but it centers on Weissmann’s actual story, giving An Arm and a Leg the feel of something similar to creative nonfiction. It’s well-reported, but it’s also personal. It’s about a heavy, stress-inducing topic, but it’s also funny and casual. 1) It’s well-researched, showing many different sides and takes on the story, and 2)It sounds incredible. Wil Williams Discover Pods

About the show

A show about why health care costs so freaking much, and what we can (maybe) do about it. Hosted by award-winning reporter Dan Weissmann (Marketplace, 99 Percent Invisible, Planet Money, Reveal).

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The big picture on daily healthcare cost struggles

I love this podcast. Intelligent reporting digging into the cost of health care in the US and the moving pieces that drive these. It’s a look into the why and how so we can start thinking about how best to organize for systematic change and equal access for the most disenfranchised in this country.


Makes a tough topic much easier to digest!

Real-life experiences and skilled reporting bring to life many of the issues Americans face when trying to access and pay for healthcare. Important listen, and the episodes are the perfect length, too!


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