The Current

The Current for January 2, 2019

Today on The Current: we explore the complicated and fascinating history of the overdose reversal drug naloxone; experts shed light on the possible dangers of unassisted birth; and author Eugenia Cheng reveals her secret to winning an argument.
Geoff Turner guest hosts The Current.
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Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

  • As the opioid crisis deepens, we take a deep dive into the complicated and fascinating history of the overdose reversal drug naloxone.
  • The stillbirth of a baby in California has raised serious questions about the practice of free birthing — birth without the help of medical professionals. We hear from experts about the possible legal issues and dangers associated with unassisted births.
  • Did you find yourself arguing around the dinner table this holiday season? We revisit our conversation with author Eugenia Cheng, who tells us how mathematics could help you win an argument.