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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.

Jan 16, 2018

Dr. Victor Montori joins me this week to chat about growing up in Peru, defining his medical career at Mayo Clinic's Knowledge and Encounter Research Center, the importance and value of love in conversations with patients, writing Why We Revolt: A patient revolution for careful and kind care, and the mission behind The...


Jan 9, 2018

This week I'm joined by Rebecca Hogue for a chat about her breast cancer diagnosis and how her blog helped connect her to her family and other patients around the world. Then our conversation shifts to the importance of understanding and improving health literacy, empowering others to share their stories, and...


Jan 3, 2018

Happy New Year! Jeff Mather starts 2018 off with a conversation about traveling the world, his changing relationship with the diabetes online community, developing a special dedication and insanity to participate in Iron Man races, and the best seasons of Saturday Night Live.

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Dec 26, 2017

Happy Holidays! Dr. Leonor Fernandez an educator and internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School is my guest this week. We chat about her path to practicing medicine, life in Boston, Massachusetts, her work at OpenNotes, and the importance...


Dec 19, 2017

This week I'm joined by Kerri Sparling to talk about building a house, the "fridge flippy switch", diabetes burnout, mucking around CSS files, the potential of the FreeStyle Libre, and how to pronounce "PLGS". We also talk about the truth behind Santa Claus for a minute or two, so keep sensitive ears away around the...