Did the Nobel Prizes go to the right scientists? Why is there so much disdain for biotech’s millennial entrepreneurs? And do journalists have good taste in ’80s music?
We discuss all that and more on the latest episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. This week, STAT’s Megan Thielking joins us as our first-ever guest host. We kick things off by talking to STAT science writer Sharon Begley about who won the Nobel Prizes in science — and who may have gotten snubbed. Then we’re joined by Forbes reporter Matt Herper, who fills us in on the millennials raising a ton of money for their companies in health care. And finally, we pepper Matt with rapid-fire questions in a new kind of lightning round, asking him to weigh in on the better place to do biotech (Boston or the Bay Area?) and the more morally compromised industry villain (Martin Shkreli or Elizabeth Holmes?).