In the first episode of the Free Associations Podcast: professors examine a report on how routines in childhood affect obesity at age 11, discuss their takes on how to critically read a journal article (without being as cranky as we’d like to be), and the gang debates the plural of platypus, the science behind that “asparagus smell” (don’t pretend you don’t know what we’re talking about) and why neurotic cats need boxes. Listen here.
Free Associations Podcast is a journal club podcast that will take on the often messy work of judging new health studies — are the findings to be believed? will the study be contradicted next week? — and help listeners learn to make those judgments themselves. Free Associations is created by Population Health Exchange (PHX), Boston University School of Public Health’s lifelong learning initiative.