Podcasts I’ve Enjoyed This Year – 2023

“I’d tell anyone who wants to be a podcaster, the same thing others have recommended – find a niche you’re passionate about and willing to be immersed in.”

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Since podcasting has become an essential channel for information sharing and learning, I thought I’d update the list of my favorite podcasts in health care and technology (and other topics) for your consideration.

With so many options, how do you select ones to listen to regularly? My first criteria are the credentials of the host. I want respected professionals in the field, not someone doing this as a sideline. Second, I look at the quality of the guests on the podcast. Can the host attract excellent guests in every episode? Finally, I look at the topics being discussed. Are they interesting? Do they add credible information to the conversation, or are they simply a rehashing of what’s already out there? So, with those as my guideposts, here are my favorite podcasts for 2023. (Click on the hyperlinks to access the podcast.)

The Heart of Healthcare with Halle Tecco – The Heart of Healthcare podcast gets to the heart of our mission in digital health — to massively improve healthcare for all. Halle Tecco is an entrepreneur and angel investor passionate about fixing our healthcare system. She founded Natalist (acquired by Everly Health), a digital health venture fund Rock Health, and co-founder / Chair of Cofertility. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, teaching the first MBA-level course on digital health investing.

The Nocturnists PodcastThe Nocturnists is an award-winning, independent medical storytelling podcast hosted by physician Emily Silverman, which has featured the voices of over 450 clinicians in the United States and beyond. Since 2016, we’ve aired stories from our live performances, intimate audio diaries from healthcare workers, and insightful interviews with artists who tackle medical themes in their work. Through storytelling, we hope to humanize healthcare, support clinician well-being, and transform medical culture.

The #HCBiz Show! – As fascinating as cutting-edge med tech can be, Don Lee and Shahid Shaw, hosts of The#HCBiz Show, are less interested in the sparkly what of healthcare innovation. Instead, they focus on the less-sexy but arguably more important how and why. With technological advances changing our lives by the day, why is healthcare so slow to adapt? What stands between the lifesaving breakthroughs and their actual implementation in real-world healthcare situations?

Bright Spots in Healthcare Podcast – Who says there’s never any good news in the headlines? Well, maybe you don’t consider a podcast RSS feed “headlines.” Still, if you need a reason to feel good about where human ingenuity is taking us, Teledoc Health VP Eric Glazer has your monthly spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. In each episode, he interviews innovators in the healthcare industry to extract the strategies, tactics, tools, and routines they utilize to generate extraordinary, positive outcomes. They highlight and break down these bright spots so you can apply them at your organization. “See a bright spot …. and clone it!”

TEDTalks Health (Subscription required)- What does exercise do to your brain? Can psychedelics treat depression? From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, welcome to TED Health with host Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider. TED speakers answer questions you never even knew you had and share ideas you won’t hear anywhere else, all around how we can live healthier lives.

Healthcare Executive Podcast – From The American College of Healthcare Executives, this series covers a wide array of information critical to the healthcare executive.

Healthcare Weekly – Healthcare Weekly puts technology at the center of a conversation about the healthcare industry—its successes and blind spots, what the past has taught us, and what promising innovations loom on the horizon. The hosts, digital entrepreneurs and consultants Codrin Arsene and Michael Reddy, interview leading innovators in health tech to discover how technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality are changing the face of medicine.

The Podcast by Kevin MD – Social media’s leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD, shares the stories of the many who intersect with our healthcare system but are rarely heard from. 15 minutes a day. Seven days a week.

I hope you find one or more of these podcasts interesting. If you have other suggestions, please let me know in the comments section. I’m always looking for new series to explore. And remember that these are additions to the podcasts I’ve recommended before. You can find those here and here. Enjoy!

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