COVID Myths, Begum Akhtar, Time to Unworry, and Writing about Writing: Here's what's trending on ScrollStack this week

This week Dr. Celine Gounder, host of EPIDEMIC, a podcast about the science, public health, and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, speaks to two doctors who are looking to empower women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to take part in clinical research. "Women’s health is fertile ground for mis- and disinformation to arise… especially when it comes to COVID, vaccines, fertility, and pregnancy," she writes.

Meanwhile, Srijan Deshpande gives us a comprehensive review of the book titled Akhtari-The Life and Music of Begum Akhtar. The book promises insights into the life and work of as important a historical figure as Begum Akhtar. "Tedium and repetition are the hallmarks of this book. We learn, again and again, how various famous people were moved to tears by Akhtar’s singing and about how the crack in her voice regularly pierced the hearts of connoisseurs," he writes.

Aditya Mattoo, who runs Studio41, a homegrown Podcast Studio on ScrollStack, brings us unique, algorithm-free recommendations titled DisContent XVII.

Meanwhile, HarperCollins India writes on how it's Time to Unworry. This inspiring book by Alice James "is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries - and we all worry!" 

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S1E79: Women’s Health: Fertile Ground for COVID Myths by Just Human Productions

Book Review: When Tedium and Absurdity meet Begum Akhtar by Srijan Deshpande

Time to Unworry by HarperCollins India

Writing About Writing by Ashesh Mitra

DisContent XVII by Studio41

The Ghosts are calling by Abhilasha Purwar