Would American medical professionals be less burned out if they had as much time off as their counterparts in Europe? In this episode, Dr. Cohen is back on the mic to talk about the European work week, what people can learn from Olympians about mental wellness and the reboot of Dougie Howser M.D.
In this episode we review the NBC TV show New Amsterdam — a top ten, according to Ranker, medical TV series that’s on now.
Dr. Cohen compares the reality of being a doctor at a major hospital to what we saw play out in the scripted series at the fictional New Amsterdam hospital.
The Emmy nominations were announced recently and there were no medical TV shows nominated for Best Drama or Best Comedy. We discuss what we think of the nominated shows, review the most popular medical TV shows that are still on — then we give our best pitch for a new medical TV show.
Check out this all new episode on SoundCloud or however you stream podcasts!
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 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!
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.
In this shorter episode, we talk about what happens when the power goes out during surgery, how tennis star Naomi Osaka decided to put her mental wellness first and why the 1987 movie ‘The Lost Boys’ isn’t a film for teenagers today.
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.
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!
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.