Badly Governed

Badly Governed

Welcome to season one of Badly Governed, a podcast focused on community discussions. Our goal is to facilitate discussions about important social issues that affect our daily lives by interviewing community leaders and professionals in various fields such as science, policy, healthcare, and more. To share your ideas or questions, email us at or visit us at


March 31, 2024 60 mins

We dive into the relationships between transgender and cisgender people. We're unpacking the challenges faced by nearly 1 in 5 individuals (NTDS, 2020; USTS, 2022) in various areas like healthcare, societal concerns, adverse childhood events (ACEs), and mental health.

But we're not just throwing numbers at you. This episode is all about real stories and feelings. We're sharing personal experiences that highlight these communities' d...

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Health and racial disparities in uterine fibroids or non-cancerous tumors are, unfortunately, quite prevalent. Research indicates that 80% of Black women are more likely to develop uterine fibroids by the age of 50 compared to White women. Not only are Black women more likely to be diagnosed with uterine fibroids at an earlier age, but they also tend to experience more severe symptoms and complications like heavy menstrual bleeding...

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The United States has experienced population growth across all races, with the Black population reaching 47.2 million in 2021, which is a 30% increase since 2000.The US Black population includes individuals who identify as Black alone or combined with other races and Hispanics or Latinos who identify as Black.In 2021, there were 4.8 million foreign-born Black Americans, representing 10% of the U.S. Black population. This is up from...

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As gun violence continues to ravage communities of color, the issue of ghost guns has become an increasingly pressing topic.

Ghost guns are untraceable firearms that individuals can make using 3D-printing technology or kits containing the parts necessary to assemble a gun without serial numbers or registration information.

The risk posed by these weapons is especially concerning in communities of color, as they can be disproportionat...

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The U.S. Mental Health System requires significant improvement. The system leaves many people and families facing challenges accessing resources and receiving treatment. Meanwhile, the rate of mental health disorders and suicide has significantly increased among Black and African American communities, leading to significant racial disparities for black families across the country. In this episode of Badly Governed, our guest speake...

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July 15, 2023 38 secs

The Badly Governed podcast provides a platform for discussing issues related to corruption, lack of transparency, arbitrary policy-making, and dishonesty within systems of governance. Our approach involves collaborating with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including community leaders and professionals in fields such as science, policy, and healthcare. Our goal is to encourage discussions about important socie...

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