Quick link: the podcast is here; click “Listen to full episode”; my six minute segment starts around 21:00.
Longtime readers will remember when, after a keynote speech at Kingston General Hospital, I had an impromptu interview with Dr. Brian Goldman, the author of The Night Shift and The Secret Language of Doctors, both of which I found highly useful for understanding the lives and perspectives of clinicians.
The Night Shift is a fact-to-fiction account of one night of his life as an ER doctor in Toronto, with every case unpredictable and different; Secret Language is both a laugh riot (a successor to 1980’s famous House of God) and a real education about the things these highly trained people need to cope with in getting their jobs done.
He and I both did keynotes at that event. He asked me for an impromptu 20 minute interview for his CBC Radio program “White Coat, Black Art,” using his portable recording kit; we actually talked more than an hour(!) My post about it is here, including a lot of “footage” that didn’t make it on the air but which they posted online anyway.
He recently asked me to record a clip for another episode, which aired on (American) Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. It’s part of an episode about “the Uberization of healthcare,” which isn’t much of what I usually talk about; but this topic, about making access more convenient.
Again, the podcast page is here; click “Listen to full episode”; my six minute segment starts around 21:00.
Two caveats: :-)
- Somehow Brian asked something that got me talking about some highly personal medical topics.:-) (And then afterward he punked me about it on Twitter, ha!) (And no, I do not have the condition that I proposed in the exchange about privacy!)
- He edited out a moment where I cited The Night Shift and said I was amazed to learn how much of an ER doc’s life involves things that go in and out of people’s orifices. That’s fine, but he left in a part where I later talked about things going in and out of orifices. Out of context it might seem a bit weird.:-)