Laughter and the Best Medicine

4 segments
The Medicare patch is a bramble of thorny political issues.

On today’s show: Dr. Leana Wen explains why she thinks that diagnosis is becoming a lost art—and why doctors need to listen more closely to their patients. We’ll find out about Abigail Adams and her bond with her two sisters. Mira Jacob talks about her latest novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. And we’ll talk with comedy writers Adam Resnick and Will Tracy about how they write funny, what can go wrong and life behind the scenes on a successful show, and Mike Sacks, who wrote a book about the top comedy writers.