Doctor Cohen Goes to Africa

Dr. Cohen returns from Africa and shares the highlights of his trip. Plus, we talk about the mass response we’ve received to a question on our previous episode: “Should surgeons perform surgery on their friends?” Then, Dr. Cohen gives a review of the Oscar winning movie he selected on his flight back — ‘The Father’ starring Anthony Hopkins.

Alan T. Brown

Alan T. Brown was paralyzed from the neck down in 1988 and has been working to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis since his accident. Alan talks about the work the Alan T. Brown Foundation (ATBF) does and why they partnered with The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Dr. Cohen and Alan have been friends since childhood and detail what it was like growing up in New York City and how their lives have evolved. Alan also discusses his work with Friends of Access Israel and how they’re at the forefront when it comes to providing knowledge, training and accessibility for people with disabilities.

All this and so much more with our inspiring guest Alan T. Brown!

Maurice Garcia MD

Director of Transgender Surgery, Dr. Maurice Garcia joins us for a quick Q&A — aka our part one interview with him. Dr. Garcia talks about gender affirming surgery, hormone therapy, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the lack of surgeons that specialize in transgender surgery and care.

Magician Anna DeGuzman

Sometimes it’s good to take a pause from the medical and just talk magic! We talk to magician Anna DeGuzman about performing at The Magic Castle, the lack of female magicians and how magic produces a sense of wonder.

Plus, we talk about her Rubik’s Cube magic and discuss our favorite magic movies.

Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. Cohen discusses a few things that have been on his mind in our latest episode… First, his thoughts on what might make people less hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Then, we get into why the Peloton was recalled, and we also talk about the death of beloved St. Elsewhere actor Norman Lloyd at 106 years old.

Plus, we give a shout-out to a little seen movie that everyone should watch!

Sam Lassner Joins the Show!

Musician, producer Sam Lassner (also known as Prince Fox) joins the show! Sam talks to us about growing up in New York, how his music career took off in the early days of SoundCloud and why he decided to start a new creative project as SMWN (pronounced ‘someone’).

We also discuss the toll touring takes on musicians and the importance of mental health.

The ER Pilot

This week we go back in time, to 1994, to review the pilot episode of ER. Dr. Cohen talks about how emergency rooms have changed since the 90’s and how ER show creator – Michael Crichton – was also an MD. We also get into our favorite characters like Benton and Carter and give thoughts on why George Clooney became the shows biggest star.

Change of Plans

Sometimes you have to change plans fast and grab a last second guest. Luckily, Sky Bliss was nearby shooting photos so we had the very good fortune of interviewing this amazing surgical photojournalist! Sky tells us how he got started documenting surgeries and about some of the most intense medical procedures he’s had to film.