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On The Gist, Turkey and Trump.
We’ve got another round of Is That Bullshit? Drugs treating cognitive malfunctions like narcolepsy, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s disease, are useful for people with those conditions—but what about the rest of us? Can ADHD medication make us smarter? Can narcolepsy drugs really keep us awake longer? Resident debunker Maria Konnikova explains.
In the Spiel, Jay Sekulow and lawyers on television.
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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Pierre Bienaimé.