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Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industries. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing.

May 23, 2017

This week I'm joined by Andrea Gustafson for a conversation about life in Iowa, pursuing social work in her post-graduate education and career, becoming a licensed therapist, and the pros and cons of opening a private practice. We also touch on '13 Reasons Why', her thoughts on how certain subjects were handled, and how...


May 16, 2017

Previously on Just Talking, Cherise Shockley and I planned to revisit the Insulin Access Workshop hosted by Eli Lilly and discuss the data that fuels much of the conversation around insulin pricing. Then, Eli Lilly raised the price of their insulin 7.8%, a month after hosting a conversation with diabetes advocates...


May 9, 2017

Cherise Shockley returns to the podcast to talk about the recent Insulin Access Summit hosted by Eli Lilly. As complex as this conversation can get, we do our best to keep our focus on the intent of the meeting and what diabetes advocates can do to address the cost of insulin besides talk to their elected officials....


May 2, 2017

Trigger Warning: This episode of Just Talking includes conversation about suicide and suicide prevention.

This week I'm doing some good as Dr. April Foreman returns to the podcast to talk about Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'. We discuss suicide and suicide prevention both in the real world and within the world portrayed...


Apr 25, 2017

Britt Johnson returns to discuss her lengthy journey to a Behcet's Disease diagnosis, the trust required among her medical team to keep searching for answers, the financial and emotional cost of a rare disease, and how patients in similar positions of uncertainty can advocate on their own behalf.

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