Each month, Look Who’s Talking features voices from across BWH answering the same question. This month, BWHers tell us about their favorite podcasts. If you would like to add your voice to the conversation, please submit a comment at the bottom of the page.
“After finishing S-Town (which was phenomenal), I moved to my new favorite: LeVar Burton Reads. I grew up on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ and to have Geordi La Forge (his character on the show) read amazing short fiction stories to me in his characteristic voice is a dream come true. It helped me get through the BAA 10K, which I ran for the first time this year in support of our new Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic.”
– Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
“My favorite podcast is WorkLife with Adam Grant, who is this eloquent and insightful organizational psychologist. He discusses extraordinary workplaces as examples on how we can make our work more enjoyable. It’s highly entertaining and thought-provoking!”
– Kristina Liu, MD, MHS, Physician, Department of Dermatology
“My favorite podcast is probably a tie between The Vergecast and Talking Simpsons. I love listening to The Vergcast because I’m a total gadget fan and love learning more about the world of consumer technology and thinking about ways to apply this to health care. Regarding Talking Simpsons, a chronologic review of every ‘Simpsons’ episode ever, I listen because I loved ‘The Simpsons’ growing up!
– Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, Medical Director, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub
“I’m a fan of Reply All, a podcast about all things internet-related. It covers a range of quirky topics that are both fun and educational. For example, in episode 97, ‘What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished,’ one of the hosts gets a computer-hacking expert to hack her coworkers and overly-confident boss. It’s eye-opening and a fun listen.”
– Jonathan Li, MD, MMSc, Physician-Investigator, Infectious Disease Clinic
“While I enjoy listening to all types of podcasts, my favorite would have to be Radiolab. As a genetic counselor, I love anything related to science, medicine and health care, and Radiolab presents a range of scientific and philosophical concepts in a creative and unique way. Sometimes I’m already familiar with the topic of the episode, sometimes I’m not, but I always end up learning something new and thinking in a different way than I otherwise would. And since most episodes are 30-45 minutes long, Radiolab is the perfect fit for my work-home commute!”
– Elizabeth Fieg, MS, CGC, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Adult Genetics Clinic and Program Manager, Brigham Genomic Medicine