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Ukraine: The Handoff
We continue the story of a covert smuggling operation to bring abortion pills into Ukraine, shortly after the Russian invasion. In this episode, reporters Katz Laszlo and Gregory Warner go to Ukraine, landing on a fall night during a citywide blackout, to pick up the trail of the pills and find out about the doctors and patients who needed them. But as they follow the pills around the country, what they learn changes their understanding of how we talk about these pills, and how we talk about choice, in a war. This episode is the second of two done in collaboration with NPR’s Rough Translation. You can find the first episode here ( Special thanks to the Rough Translation team for reporting help. Thanks also to Liana Simstrom, Irene Noguchi, and Eleana Tworek. Thanks to the ears of Valeria Fokina, Andrii Degeler, Noel King, Robert Krulwich and Sana Krasikov. And to our interpreters, Kira Leonova and Tetyana Yurinetz. Thanks to Drs Natalia, Irna & Diana. To Yulia Mytsko, Yulia Babych, Maria Hlazunova, Nika Bielska, Yvette Mrova, Lauren Ramires, Jane Newnham, Olena Shevchenko, Marta Chumako, Jamie Nadal, Jonathan Bearak, and the many others who we spoke with for this story. Thank you to NPR’s International Desk and the team at the Ukraine bureau. Translations from Eugene Alper and Dennis Tkachivsky. Voice over from Lizzie Marchenko and Yuliia Serbenenko. Archival from the Heal Foundation. Legal guidance provided by Micah Ratner, Lauren Cooperman, and Dentons. Ethical guidance from Tony Cavin. EPISODE CREDITS: Guest hosted by - Gregory Warner and Molly Webster Reported by - Katz Laszlo, Gregory Warner Produced by - Tessa Paoli, Daniel Girma, Adelina Lancianese w/ production help from - Nic M. Neves Mixer - James Willetts and Robert Rodriguez w/ mixing help from - Jeremy Bloom Fact-checking by - Marisa Robertson-Textor and Edited by - Brenna Farrell Music: John Ellis composed the Rough Translation theme music. Original music from Dylan Keefe. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions and FirstCom Music. CITATIONS Photos - * See a Lviv blackout through host Gregory Warner’s eyes – he posted photos from his time in Lviv on Twitter ( Podcasts - * To understand Ukraine’s president, it helps to know the training ground of his youth: the competitive comedy ( circuit, in this Rough Translation episode. * Listen to “No-Touch Abortion” ( from Radiolab for more on the science and use of abortion pills Articles - Further reading: a study on medical abortion ( by Galina Maistruck, one of the main sources in our piece Our newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. Sign up (! Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of The Lab ( today. Follow our show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing Leadership support for Radiolab’s science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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GUEST SERIES | Dr. Andy Galpin: How to Build Physical Endurance & Lose Fat
This is episode 3 of a 6-part special series on fitness, exercise and performance with Andy Galpin, PhD, professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. He explains protocols to improve the various kinds of physical endurance: muscular endurance, anerobic capacity, maximum aerobic output, and long duration endurance. He also explains how the body uses different energy sources (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) during rest and exercise. He also explains the mechanisms underlying fat loss and how and why exercise accelerates rates of fat loss. We cover the many concepts related to endurance training and fat loss such as metabolic flexibility, breathwork training for exercise performance and recovery, lactate production and regulation, how to improve blood flow to muscles, anaerobic vs. aerobic metabolism, exercise fatigue, low-carbohydrate diets and fat loss, and how to combine different types of workouts to improve overall endurance. This episode in intended for everyone ranging from novice and recreational exercisers to elite endurance athletes. Anyone wishing to improve their physical health and performance stands to benefit from the information. For the full show notes, visit Thank you to our sponsors AG1 (Athletic Greens): Levels: LMNT: InsideTracker: Supplements from Momentous Timestamps (00:00:00) Endurance: Benefits, Mechanics & Breathing  (00:07:30) Tool: “Exercise Snacks” (00:14:21) Momentous, Levels, LMNT (00:18:01) Endurance Categories (00:22:16) Fat Loss & Respiration; Carbon Cycles & Storage, Metabolism (00:33:08) Exhalation Rates, Exercise & Fat Loss; Calories (00:41:47) Cardiovascular Adaptations, Cardiac Output & Maximum Heart Rate (00:47:03) AG1 (Athletic Greens) (00:47:55) Excess Post-Exercise Consumption (EPOC); Exercise Intensity & Fat vs. Carbohydrate Energy Utilization (00:59:35) Tool: Training for Fat Loss, Carbohydrate Stores, Liver Glycogen & Fatigue (01:08:01) Metabolic Flexibility, Carbohydrates & Fat; Exercise & Flexible Fuel Utilization  (01:16:07) Muscle & Basal Metabolic Rate (01:19:40) InsideTracker (01:20:43) Assessing Metabolic Flexibility, Blood Glucose, Carbohydrates (01:27:48) Caffeine, High-Carbohydrate Meals & Timing, Managing Daily Energy  (01:36:42) Cellular Energy (ATP) Production from Carbs; Lactate; Anerobic, Aerobic (01:50:45) Lactate, Energy Production Buffer (01:53:14) Fuel Sources & Exercise; Mitochondria, Oxygen Availability & Lactate (02:02:50) Lactate for Exercise & Cognitive Performance (02:04:33) Energy Production, Waste Management & Endurance Exercise; Insulin (02:12:49) Protein & Fat Utilization for Energy; Exercise & Fat Loss (02:21:20) Protein as Fuel Source, Fire Analogy  (02:26:39) Low-Carbohydrate Diet & Performance (02:29:40) Muscular Endurance: Fuel Sources, Training & Capillarization (02:37:30) Tool: Muscular Endurance & Modifiable Variables; Examples (02:45:07) Anerobic Capacity: Fuel Sources, Training & Oxygen Utilization  (02:49:23) Tool: Cardiac Output, Heart Rate Zones & Breathing “Gear System” (02:58:10) Tool: Anerobic Capacity & Modifiable Variables; Examples, Nasal Recovery (03:11:45) Tool: “Sugarcane” Endurance Protocol  (03:14:02) Anerobic Capacity, Training Progression  (03:16:40) Tool: Maximum Aerobic Output, Training & Modifiable Variables (03:21:58) Tool: Long Duration Endurance, Training, Circuits (03:25:13) Long Duration Endurance, Capillarization, Fatigue & Breathwork, Technique (03:29:10) Weekly Combination Training, Metabolic Flexibility & Longevity (03:37:23) Tool: Mixed Endurance Training, Half Marathon Example (03:47:33) Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, YouTube Feedback, Sponsors, Neural Network Newsletter Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac Disclaimer
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