In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

Every day, the world seems on the brink of crisis. Join Andy Slavitt and experts, policymakers, journalists and thought leaders Monday, Wednesday and Friday to stay informed, safe and … entertained. As a White House advisor, author, crisis response leader, non-partisan counselor to policymakers here and abroad, Andy has been called the ultimate outsider’s insider for a reason. Now, when overlapping crises and a relentless news cycle overwhelm Americans, Andy finds the right helpers to help us move forward together. Smarter. Calmer. Get in the bubbl

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November 9, 2022 | Midterm Reactions (with Al Franken and Ken Rudin)

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October 28, 2022 | Where Roe Shows Up on Your Ballot

October 25, 2022 | Obama’s Speechwriter on Instilling Hope (with Cody Keenan)

October 21, 2022 | How Saudi Arabia is Fueling Russia’s War (with the State Department’s Derek Chollet)

October 20, 2022 | Why the Jan. 6 Hearings Came Too Late

October 19, 2022 | Prescription Drug Costs Are About to Drop (with Sec. Xavier Becerra)

October 17, 2022 | COVID-19 Winter Wave Warning Signs (with Katelyn Jetelina)

October 14, 2022 | The Six Senate Races That Matter (with CNN’s John King, Part 2)

October 12, 2022 | Will Election Deniers Win in the Midterms? (with CNN’s John King, Part 1)

October 10, 2022 | Upcoming SCOTUS Cases that Could Change America (with Leah Litman)

August 12, 2022 | Are Schools and Colleges the Next Monkeypox Hotspots?

August 10, 2022 | How to Treat Your COVID (with Drs. Bob Wachter and Taison Bell)

August 8, 2022 | Leaving the Bubble for the Real World (with Patton Oswalt)

August 5, 2022 | The Case for Climate Optimism (with Gavin Schmidt and Leah Stokes)

August 3, 2022 | Is the Economy Getting Better? (with Justin Wolfers)

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July 29, 2022 | Who’s Most at Risk of Monkeypox as It Spreads

July 27, 2022 | Why Do Some People Keep Getting COVID? (with Eric Topol)

July 25, 2022 | The Jan 6 Enablers Won’t Quit Trump (With Mark Leibovich)

July 22, 2022 | A Post-Roe Update on Male Birth Control

July 20, 2022 | Why Government Is Not a Bad Word (with Adam Conover)

July 18, 2022 | The NRA’s First Major Defeat In Decades (with Sen. Chris Murphy)

July 15, 2022 | ‘988 Is for Everyone’: Inside the New Mental Health Hotline

July 13, 2022 | BA.5 and Our Disappearing Immunity (with Bill Hanage)

July 11, 2022 | Why Air Travel is Such a Mess (with United CEO Scott Kirby)

July 8, 2022 | Forget What You Know About Fentanyl

July 6, 2022 | Putting PTSD Recovery Before the Presidency (with Jason Kander)

July 4, 2022 | The Great American Vaccine Debate (with Ken Burns)

July 1, 2022 | What Tradeoffs Are We Willing to Make for Cheaper Gas?

June 29, 2022 | The Latest on COVID Testing and Summer Travel (with Drs. Michael Mina and Patrice Harris)

June 24, 2022 | Special Episode: The Impact of the End of Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 | How Omicron Changes Your Odds of Long COVID

June 22, 2022 | Four Pieces of COVID News and the Big Lie (with Dan Pfeiffer)

June 20, 2022 | Texas Is a Litmus Test for America’s Politics (with Beto O’Rourke)

June 17, 2022 | Spotlight on Gun Bill and Insurrection Hearings

June 15, 2022 | What to Expect with the Next COVID-19 Vaccines

June 13, 2022 | Record Inflation and What’s Next (with Larry Summers)

June 10, 2022 | Moving from Crisis to Action on Gun Safety

June 8, 2022 | Summer Escape: In the Cockpit with Top Gun’s Jay Ellis

June 6, 2022 | Preventing More Baby Formula Shortages (with General Gustave Perna)

June 3, 2022 | Gas Up, Stocks Down: How to Weather Today’s Economy

June 1, 2022 | How the Senate is Failing Us (with Al Franken)

May 30, 2022 | Last Day Special: Unpacking Fear, Danger, and Mass Shootings

May 27, 2022 | Processing Another School Shooting with a Mom Who Lived It

May 25, 2022 | Should We Worry About Monkeypox? (with Anne Rimoin)

May 23, 2022 | The Next COVID Threats Emerging Around the Globe (with Katherine Wu)

May 20, 2022 | How Far-Right Extremism Became Mainstream

May 18, 2022 | Seven Ways to Help Our Stressed Kids (with Dr. Nzinga Harrison)

May 16, 2022 | Midterm Election Primer (with CNN’s John King)

May 13, 2022 | Lack of Women Politicians Doomed Roe – Here’s How To Get Them Elected

May 11, 2022 | Your Top 10 Questions for Biden’s COVID Coordinator (with Dr. Ashish Jha)

May 9, 2022 | One Million COVID Deaths, Who is Accountable? (with Trump Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx)

May 9, 2022 | One Million COVID Deaths, Who is Accountable? (with Trump Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx)

May 6, 2022 | Post-Roe America up Close: 1,000 Miles to an Abortion

May 4, 2022 | Twice as Likely to Die from COVID (with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun)

April 29, 2022 | Exclusive: FDA Commissioner on COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids 0-5 (with Robert Califf)

April 27, 2022 | Are We on Our Way to a Game-Changing Flu Vaccine? (with Uwe Schoenbeck)

April 25, 2022 | COVID Update: Making Sense of Maskless Travel

April 20, 2022 | How the Pandemic Changed Health Care (with Dr. Alan Lotvin)

April 18, 2022 | Our Next COVID Vaccines (with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla)

April 13, 2022 | Everything We Know about Long COVID

April 11, 2022 | Preparing for a Russian Cyberattack on U.S. Infrastructure (with Juliette Kayyem)

April 6, 2022 | Why Democracy Depends on Putin’s Defeat (with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch)

April 4, 2022 | Should You Get Another COVID Booster Now? (with FDA’s Peter Marks)

March 30, 2022 | The Great American Vaccine Debate (with Ken Burns)

March 28, 2022 | Why Texas’s Bullying of Trans Kids Matters to Everyone (with Admiral Rachel Levine)

March 23, 2022 | The Next COVID Crisis: Funding (with Jeff Zients and Zeke Emanuel)

March 21, 2022 | America’s Next Omicron Wave (with Bill Hanage)

March 16, 2022 | Is Ukraine the One Issue Congress Can Agree On? (with Rep. Ro Khanna)

March 14, 2022 | Inside the Three Russian Nuclear Threats (with Senator Tim Kaine)

March 9, 2022 | Is the Pandemic Over If We Decide It Is? (with David Ho)

March 7, 2022 | On the Ground with the Citizens of Ukraine (with Jim Sciutto)

March 2, 2022 | What the Russian Sanctions Mean Here and Abroad (with David Frum)

February 28, 2022 | How Is SARS-CoV-2 Going to Evolve, and What Does It Mean for Our Future? (with Jesse Bloom)

February 23, 2022 | Who Will Take Care of Me When I Get Old?

February 7, 2022 | Breaking COVID News (with Dan Diamond)

February 2, 2022 | The Big Question: What Kind of Immunity Will Omicron Provide? (with Bill Hanage)

January 31, 2022 | Safe or Not Safe: What Omicron Changed

January 26, 2022 | A Day Inside the ER During Omicron (with Megan Ranney)

January 24, 2022 | Why the Biggest Threat in 2022 May Not Be COVID (with Jon Favreau)

January 19, 2022 | When and How to Get the New COVID Antivirals (with America’s Chief Scientific Officer David Kessler)

January 17, 2022 | Omicron: Masking and Indoor Air Quality 101

January 12, 2022 | The Omicron Episode for Parents (with Paul Offit)

January 10, 2022 | Omicron & Testing: Your Top 20 Questions Answered (with Michael Mina)

January 5, 2022 | Will We All Get Omicron in 2022? (with David Agus)

December 20, 2021 | What 11 Top Scientists Expect in 2022

December 15, 2021 | How Inflation Plays Out in the Next Year (with Jason Furman)

December 13, 2021 | Preparing for the Omicron Wave (with Trevor Bedford)

December 8, 2021 | Omicron in the US: What You Need to Know (with Scott Gottlieb)

December 6, 2021 | Omicron and the Changing Health Care Landscape

December 1, 2021 | Omicron

November 29, 2021 | How We Live With COVID (with Michael Osterholm)

November 24, 2021 | Is COVID Misinformation Killing People? (with Facebook’s Nick Clegg) (EXTENDED CUT)

November 22, 2021 | Safe or Not Safe: Holiday Gatherings

November 17, 2021 | A Look at COVID from Conservative America (with Hugh Hewitt)

November 15, 2021 | What’s the COVID Risk Right Now? (with Bob Wachter)

November 10, 2021 | Finally, a Real Plan For Our Climate (with John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram)

November 8, 2021 | How Facebook Ruined Everything (with Kara Swisher)

November 3, 2021 | Calling Out the Anti-Vaccine Bully (with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot)

November 1, 2021 | Everything You Need to Know About Vaccinating Your Kids (with Pediatrician Paul Offit)

October 27, 2021 | Getting Kids Vaccinated (with Richard Besser)

October 25, 2021 | The Future of Vaccines with Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel

October 20, 2021 | BREAKING NEWS: Announcing the Launch of a Nationwide Vaccine Verification System

October 18, 2021 | Toolkit: The Future is Here — At-Home COVID Tests

October 6, 2021 | Dealing with COVID Skeptics in Your Own Family (with Ashish Jha)

October 4, 2021 | A 98% Decrease in Daily COVID Cases (with Céline Gounder)

September 29, 2021 | Winter is Coming. Are We Prepared? (with Katherine Wu)

September 27, 2021 | One on One with America’s Doctor (with Sanjay Gupta)

September 22, 2021 | Toolkit: Answering Your Booster Questions

September 20, 2021 | The FDA Commissioner on Boosters & Vaccines for Kids (with Dr. Janet Woodcock)

September 15, 2021 | Immune-Evasive Variants: Explained (with Laurie Garrett)

September 13, 2021 | How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)

September 8, 2021 | Dr. Fauci Answers Your Biggest Questions

September 6, 2021 | Preventable (Revisited)

September 1, 2021 | Ground Zero in COVID: Kids & Florida

August 30, 2021 | Understanding COVID’s Kid Surge (with David Kimberlin)

August 25, 2021 | How We Avoid the Whole Greek Alphabet (with Jeremy Farrar)

August 23, 2021 | Vaccines: FDA Approval, Kids Under 12, Boosters & Side Effects Explained (with Mark McClellan)

August 18, 2021 | Breakthrough Infections — and Boosters — Explained (with Jennifer Nuzzo)

August 16, 2021 | Channeling COVID Outrage (with Diana Berrent)

August 11, 2021 | Toolkit: Kids, School, and Delta

August 4, 2021 | When Will the Delta Surge End? (with Michael Osterholm)

August 2, 2021 | EXCLUSIVE: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Vaccinating Kids and the World (Part 2)

July 28, 2021 | EXCLUSIVE: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on the Delta Variant, Boosters and Masks Indoors (Part 1)

July 26, 2021 | Delta: What to Worry About and What Not to (with Eric Topol)

July 21, 2021 | Is COVID Misinformation Killing People? (with Facebook’s Nick Clegg)

July 19, 2021 | Exposing the Biggest Vaccine Lies and Liars (with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy)

July 14, 2021 | Should I Get a Booster? And the Politics of Vaccines (with David Axelrod)

July 12, 2021 | The Unvaccinated and Taking on Marjorie Taylor Greene (with Frank Luntz)

July 7, 2021 | The Latest Science of Fighting COVID-19 (with Dr. Scott Gottlieb)

July 5, 2021 | Toolkit: Safe or Not Safe (Variants and the Vaccinated)

June 28, 2021 | Lab or Bat? & Other COVID Truths (with Jen Psaki)

June 23, 2021 | The Delta Variant Question No One Will Answer (plus Preventable)

June 21, 2021 | Our Pandemic Heroes One Year Later

June 15, 2021 | The Biden White House: Vaccinations and a Singing Fauci

June 7, 2021 | Best of In the Bubble: How Will COVID-19 End? (with Ed Yong)

June 2, 2021 | Best of In the Bubble: The Big Suck (with Kumail Nanjiani)

May 24, 2021 | Best of In the Bubble: What Will 2021 Look Like? (with Dr. Anthony Fauci)

May 19, 2021 | Masks Off? Let’s Eat! (with Justin Sutherland)

May 17, 2021 | Toolkit: What We Know About Long COVID

May 12, 2021 | Take Me Out to the Socially-Distanced Ballgame (with Larry Baer)

May 10, 2021 | Toolkit: Getting Back to “Normal”

May 5, 2021 | A Sobering Reality in India (with Vidya Krishnan)

May 3, 2021 | Trust the Vaccine

April 28, 2021 | Alexa, Do I Have COVID? (with John Halamka)

April 26, 2021 | Vaccinate the World, End the Pandemic (with Nicole Lurie)

April 21, 2021 | Don’t Freak Out About the J&J Vaccine (with John Moore)

April 19, 2021 | Toolkit: Safe or Not Safe? (Summer Edition)

April 14, 2021 | How Pandemics End (with John Barry and Jeffrey Kluger)

April 12, 2021 | What You Need to Know About the Fourth Wave (with Natalie Dean)

April 7, 2021 | Toolkit: When Will Kids Get Vaccinated?

April 5, 2021 | It’s OK to Be Optimistic. Really. (with Monica Gandhi)

March 31, 2021 | How COVID Shook Up Med School (plus Zach Slavitt)

March 29, 2021 | Toolkit: Will I Need a Vaccine Passport?

March 24, 2021 | How COVID and HIV/AIDS Can Help Us Get Ready For (or Avoid) the Next Pandemic

March 17, 2021 | A Year of COVID and Predictions for the Year Ahead (Part 3)

March 15, 2021 | A Year of COVID and Predictions for the Year Ahead (Part 2)

March 10, 2021 | A Year of COVID and Predictions for the Year Ahead (Part 1)

March 8, 2021 | What the US Can Learn from Israel’s Vaccine Rollout (with Ronit Calderon-Margalit)

March 3, 2021 | Can the Arts Survive COVID? (with Marc, Jonah, and Ben Platt)

February 24, 2021 | Andy Slavitt from Inside the White House

February 22, 2021 | Toolkit: Safe Or Not Safe

February 17, 2021 | Good Healthcare Matters: Lessons from the Pandemic (with Don Berwick)

February 15, 2021 | The Case For Reopening Schools (with Emily Oster)

February 10, 2021 | How to Lead During a Crisis (with Sully Sullenberger)

February 8, 2021 | Inside Trump’s FDA (with Stephen Hahn)

February 3, 2021 | Is It OK to Hug Your Family after the Vaccine? (with Julia Marcus)

February 1, 2021 | Can the CDC Regain Public Trust? (with Julie Gerberding)

January 27, 2021 | Inside the National COVID-19 Plan (with Atul Gawande)

January 25, 2021 | Toolkit: Where Is My Vaccine?

January 20, 2021 | What Went Wrong in L.A. (And What We’re Hopeful About in D.C.)

January 18, 2021 | Toolkit: What You Need to Know About the Variants

January 13, 2021 | Meet the New CDC Director (with Rochelle Walensky)

January 11, 2021 | Toolkit: How to Stay Safe at Work

January 6, 2021 | 15 Top Scientists’ Predictions for 2021

December 30, 2020 | In the Bubble’s Top 10 Moments

December 28, 2020 | Best of In the Bubble: Put on Pants Every Day (with Tina Fey)

December 23, 2020 | What Will 2021 Look Like? (with Dr. Anthony Fauci)

December 21, 2020 | 2020 in Review: Learning How to Survive Hardship (with Senator Tammy Duckworth)

December 16, 2020 | Vaccine Confidence (with Heidi Larson)

December 14, 2020 | Toolkit: How to Build a Bubble

December 9, 2020 | How Biden Can Reach Trump Country (with Laurie Garrett)

December 7, 2020 | Toolkit: Where and When Can I Get the Vaccine?

December 2, 2020 | Following One Shift in the COVID-19 Unit (with ER Dr. Megan Ranney)

November 30, 2020 | The Next Three Stages of COVID-19 (with Ashish Jha)

November 25, 2020 | Toolkit Throwback: How to Talk to Each Other About Wearing Masks

November 23, 2020 | Inside the Biden COVID Task Force (with Task Force Co-Chair Vivek Murthy)

November 18, 2020 | Tracking the COVID Third Wave (with Tom Inglesby)

November 16, 2020 | A Pandemic With No Presidential Transition (with David Shulkin)

November 11, 2020 | A 90% Effective Vaccine! (with Eric Topol)

November 9, 2020 | Toolkit: How to Stay Safe in COVID Winter

November 4, 2020 | The Path to a New Beginning – Calling the Race (with Jessica Yellin)

November 2, 2020 | Voting in the Bubble

October 29, 2020 | A Mental Health Check-In (with Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Gary Mendell)

October 21, 2020 | How Everything Got Out of Control (with Alex Gibney)

October 14, 2020 | EXCLUSIVE: One-on-One With Senator Chuck Schumer

October 12, 2020 | The Next 12 Months of COVID-19, with Dr. Zeke Emanuel

October 7, 2020 | Update on Trump’s Health…and Ours, with Dr. Bob Wachter and Senator Chris Murphy

October 5, 2020 | How We’re Doing It Wrong and How to Fix It, with Rajiv Shah

October 2, 2020 | Breaking: Trump Tests Positive

September 30, 2020 | Where the Tone is Set — the West Wing, with Pete Souza and a special guest

September 28, 2020 | The Supreme Court, the ACA, and COVID-19, with Nicholas Bagley

September 23, 2020 | The Governor with the Secret Formula on COVID, with Governor Andy Beshear

September 21, 2020 | How Will COVID-19 End? with Ed Yong

September 16, 2020 | Trump Knew, with Julián Castro

September 14, 2020 | Toolkit: Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

September 9, 2020 | Political Influence at the FDA, with former FDA Commissioners Mark McClellan and Robert Califf

September 7, 2020 | Toolkit: COVID Long Haulers

September 2, 2020 | Laughter is the Best Medicine Unless it’s Droplets (with Mike Birbiglia)

August 31, 2020 | Toolkit: School’s in Session

August 26, 2020 | What’s Next With the Pandemic, with Michael Osterholm

August 24, 2020 | The GOP: Grand Old Pandemic

August 19, 2020 | The NBA and Zero COVID cases, with Steve Kerr

August 17, 2020 | The Democrats: What a Biden-Harris Response Looks Like

August 12, 2020 | The Economic Pandemic, with Connie Schultz and Sherrod Brown

August 10, 2020 | Can We Still Trust the CDC? with Tom Frieden

August 5, 2020 | Slavitt and Yang Make a Plan, with Andrew Yang

August 3, 2020 | Should Colleges Open? with Scott Galloway

July 29, 2020 | Our Moment of National Reckoning, with Ambassador Susan Rice

July 27, 2020 | Toolkit: Safe or Not Safe?

July 22, 2020 | What No One Knows About COVID-19, with Larry Brilliant

July 20, 2020 | Mini-Episode: Grow Up, America, with Kara Swisher

July 15, 2020 | Bernie and Andy talk M4A, with Bernie Sanders

July 13, 2020 | Toolkit: Everything You Need to Know About Vaccines

July 8, 2020 | What Congress Must Do, with Congressman Joe Kennedy III

July 6, 2020 | Mini-Episode: Will There Be Sports? with Adam Schefter

July 1, 2020 | Fighting the Crisis with Food, with José Andrés

June 29, 2020 | Toolkit: How to Talk to Each Other About Wearing Masks

June 26, 2020 | BONUS: In the Bubble Q&A: Okay boomer?

June 24, 2020 | What Should States Do Next? with Governor Gretchen Whitmer

June 22, 2020 | BONUS: Chelsea Clinton Uncut

June 22, 2020 | Mini-Episode: Bursting Bubbles, with Jennifer Rubin

June 17, 2020 | Being An Ally, with Pete Buttigieg

June 15, 2020 | Mini-Episode: What Kind of Movie Would 2020 Be? With Judd Apatow

June 10, 2020 | Back to School? With Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education)

June 8, 2020 | Mini-Episode: Living Through Two Public Health Crises, with Dr. Leana Wen

June 3, 2020 | The Epidemic of Racism, with DeRay Mckesson

June 1, 2020 | Mini-Episode: Al Schools Andy

May 27, 2020 | COVID and Guns, with Shannon Watts

May 25, 2020 | Mini-Episode: In This Together, with Jason Kander

May 20, 2020 | What Will We Tell Our Kids, with Chelsea Clinton

May 18, 2020 | Mini-Episode: The Big Suck, with Kumail Nanjiani

May 14, 2020 | Bonus Content: Beto O’Rourke Uncut

May 13, 2020 | Bonus Audio: Q&A with Andy and Zach

May 13, 2020 | BONUS: Scaramucci Uncut

May 13, 2020 | Who Are We Asking to Die? with Beto O’Rourke

May 11, 2020 | Mini-Episode: The Pandemic Broke Our Brains, with Chris Hayes

May 6, 2020 | The Competency Episode, with Ron Klain

May 4, 2020 | Mini-Episode: American Response to COVID-19 (with David Frum)

May 3, 2020 | Special Family Episode: Andy Talks to Kids and Parents About COVID-19

April 29, 2020 | Put on Pants Every Day, with Tina Fey

April 28, 2020 | Bonus Content: Nate Silver Uncut

April 27, 2020 | Mini-Episode: Our First 50-State Emergency (with Juliette Kayyem)

April 22, 2020 | What Do We Really Know? with Nate Silver

April 20, 2020 | Mini-episode: Slavitt and Scaramucci Unfiltered

April 16, 2020 | BONUS Uncut: Andy’s full interview with former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

April 15, 2020 | The Pope, a Surgeon General and an 11-Year-Old

April 11, 2020 | Mini-episode: Andy Calls CBS Correspondent Seth Doane in Rome

April 8, 2020 | Victory in Spite of All Terror

April 4, 2020 | Mini-episode: Andy Calls Senator Amy Klobuchar

April 3, 2020 | Mark Cuban full interview audio

April 1, 2020 | Find the Helpers

March 27, 2020 | In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt Trailer

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