Origins

4 segments

On today’s show we’re rebroadcasting some favorite interviews from the past couple of months. Oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses his deeply personal biography of what he calls “the emperor of all maladies:” cancer. Yvonne Thornton talks about her long road to become the first African American woman board certified in the obstetrical sub-specialty of maternal-fetal medicine. Douglas Starr tells the true crime story that led to the birth of forensic medicine. And Anand Giridharadas gives us an intimate portrait of India’s remaking.