Listen to Episode 710 of Slate’s The Gist:
Our resident debunker of nonsense, Maria Konnikova returns to take on the billion-dollar homeopathy industry. Why aren’t homeopathic remedies regulated in the United States? And what can its dubious history tell us about its effectiveness? Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer at the New Yorker and the author of The Confidence Game.
In the Spiel, watching CNN go haywire for a pretty banal accident on Capitol Hill.
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