In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the new weight loss drug, Ozempic.Embed link:
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Ozempic, an injectable used for diabetes treatment, is also hailed for its use as a diet drug and hated for its intense side effects. Neil referenced this Wall Street Journal article about the ritzy circles in which Ozempic has become popular. Niki drew on this Reuters piece about the history of weight loss drugs.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended historian Kathryn J. McGarr’s new book, City of Newsmen: Public Lies and Professional Secrets in Cold War Washington.
- Neil discussed Ruth Graham’s New York Times article, “Old Latin Mass Finds New American Audience, Despite Pope’s Disapproval.”
- Niki shared about historian Beverly Gage’s new book, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century.