October 2023

“playing god?”: Introducing A New Greenwall-funded Podcast

The Greenwall Foundation is excited to announce the premiere of playing god?, a new podcast that shares the deeply personal — and incredibly moving — stories of people caught at the life-and-death crossroads of medical innovations and ethical dilemmas. The Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and Pushkin Industries have teamed up to produce the Greenwall-funded project.

Launching today, October 10, this ten-episode series is available on your preferred podcast platform. Click here for more information or to listen in your browser. Additional educational resources regarding the topics addressed in each episode are available here. New episodes come out weekly: 

Episode 1: I Would’ve Let You Die, Too
Episode 2: The Girl Who Died Twice
Episode 3: Need a new Liver? Drinkers to the back of the Line. 
Episode 4: Why Can’t I Buy a Kidney? 
Episode 5: A Womb of One’s Own? 
Episode 6: Creating One Life to Save Another
Episode 7: An Off-Switch for Depression? 
Episode 8: Miracle Drugs, Million Dollar Price Tags
Episode 9: The Future of Baby-Making 
Episode 10: Prequel: The God Squad

The podcast is hosted by award-winning audio storyteller and BBC alumna Lauren Arora Hutchinson, PhD, Director of the Berman Institute’s Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas lab. It is co-produced by Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Anna Mastroianni, JD, MPH, a Research Professor in Bioethics and Law at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program Alum.