Episode for October 23, 2020
Dr. Carroll is a health services investigator with an interest in improving pediatric outcomes. He has led multiple studies to improve adolescent diabetes through the use of information technology. First, he designed, developed, and studied the use of mobile technology to improve type 1 diabetes management in diabetes. Now, he is studying the use of clinical decision support to help primary care doctors better screen for, diagnose, and manage type 2 diabetes in adolescents. In addition, Dr. Carroll is the director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research, which establishes infrastructure to improve both comparative effectiveness and patient centered outcomes research at Indiana University. One of the initial projects compares the use of information technology and behavioral contracting to improve type 1 diabetes management in adolescents. Dr. Carroll is also engaged in a project to adapt the Diabetes Prevention Program for families, and a study is being conducted to test its efficacy against other programs in a number of settings.
Dr. Carroll is the author of the new book “The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully,” which suggests that when it comes to “sinful” eats, people may be misled by nutritional claims based on little substantive research.
Christian Finnegan is a very respected and established stand up comedian and cultural commentator.
Christian Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.
Most recently, Christian was the creator and co-host of A&E’s “Black & White”, which examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race. He can also be heard filling in as a regular guest host on “Standup with Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Insight.
Over the years, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.
Christian’s three comedy albums/specials (“Two for Flinching“,”Au Contraire!” and “The Fun Part“) are available on iTunes and Amazon and his standup is in regular rotation on all major streaming services. His fourth album, “60% Joking” will be released on June 7, 2019.
When not on tour, Christian Finnegan can usually be found in Queens helping his wife, author Kambri Crews, with her venue QED in Astoria or walking their faithful pooches, Griswold and Chief Billy Bowlegs.
How To Vote In The 2020 Election In Every State. Everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting in every state in the age of COVID-19, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election. (FiveThirtyEight / NBC News / Wall Street Journal)*
*Aggregated by What The Fuck Just Happened Today?