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The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast is a weekly presentation where practitioners can get evidence-based drug therapy content that is practical, entertaining and promotes healthy scepticism. In essence, we are the Medication Mythbusters. We present information that is useful and relevant to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and other health professionals, and that can easily be incorporated into day-to-day practice. The podcast is presented by Dr. James McCormack, Profe ...
 
The world has never been more connected. Yet never more divided. We yell at each other from inside our echo chambers. But change doesn’t happen inside an echo chamber. It’s time to get out, to stretch our legs, to step on some land mines. It's time to have an uncomfortable conversation with Josh Szeps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In episode 511, James and Mike go on a binge and dissect the best available evidence around alcohol – more specifically 0-3 drinks a day. We look at what is a “drink” and then dive into one of the largest reviews of alcohol ever done. We explore what that evidence suggests about the harms and the benefits, and as always we discuss what the numbers …
 
Welcome back for Series 4. We are joined by Consultant Geriatrician and bestselling author Dr Lucy Pollock. As Lucy tells us - we all become old if we are lucky. But how do we deal with it - as people and as health professionals? We chat about Lucy’s experience in working with the elderly and the importance of honesty, humour and shared decision ma…
 
A leaked opinion from the US Supreme Court suggests that women's right to an abortion may be overturned in America. Who gets to decide hot-button cultural issues? What would this bombshell tell us about democracy? In 2017, Josh and Joe Rogan argued about exactly this. Today, Josh reflects on that exchange. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-…
 
How do taboo words develop, and why do we seem to be getting worse and worse at understanding each other? N. J. Enfield is a professor and the chair of linguistics at the University of Sydney, and a research associate in the Language and Cognition Group at the Max Planck Institute. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In episode 509, James, Mike and Tina finish talking about our new clinical practice guideline on chronic pain. We focus on the top questions we all have in chronic pain and also discuss the best available evidence for the many different medications we use for chronic pain. Show Notes PEER simplified chronic pain guideline: Management of chronic low…
 
In episode 508, James and Mike ask Tina to come in and talk about our new clinical practice guideline on chronic pain. We focus on the best available evidence which shows that physical activity is key (except for neuropathic pain). We also go over the role for psychological interventions and the problem with opioids. Show Notes PEER simplified chro…
 
Jonathan Haidt is considered one of the world's most influential living psychologists. He's just penned a piece for The Atlantic titled Why The Past Ten Years Of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid that looks at how social media erodes trust, shared narrative and social capital. He joins Josh on this new instalment of Permission To Think - a co…
 
In this, our first ever live show we talk to our first ever patient! Jamie Brewster is an architect with the DB3 group and shares with us, and our live audience, his experiences as a cancer patient. It is a heartfelt story peppered with humour and pathos, and one that offers healthcare professionals plenty of food for thought. As usual with The Aur…
 
Eric Fiegl-Ding is a Harvard epidemiologist and health economist. In January of 2020 he became one of the first prominent scientists to raise the alarm about the potential of a Covid catastrophe through his viral HOLY MOTHER OF GOD tweet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Nathalie Tocci is a political scientist, Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, and international relations expert specialising in the EU's role in peacekeeping. She also directs the Istituto Affari Internazionali - a non-profit think tank which aims to contribute to the advancement of European integration and multilateral cooperation. S…
 
In episode 507, James and Mike and Adrienne continue the discussion about our new clinical practice guideline on pain. We discuss the evidence for the treatments used for back pain and neuropathic pain and give you all the numbers and the nuances. Show Notes PEER simplified chronic pain guideline: Management of chronic low back, osteoarthritic, and…
 
Lee Jussim is an American social psychologist and distinguished professor leading the Social Perception Laboratory at Rutgers University. He joins Josh for this fifth instalment of Permission To Think, in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa…
 
In episode 506, James and Mike invite Adrienne Lindblad to discuss our latest clinical practice guideline on the management of chronic low back, osteoarthritic, and neuropathic pain in primary care. In this episode we describe the development process and then highlight the best available evidence, including both benefits and harms, for chronic oste…
 
Should all drugs be legal? Dr. Carl Hart - neuroscientist and Professor of psychology at Columbia University is an advocate for drug legalisation and responsible recreational drug use. His new book is Drug Use For Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty In The Land Of Fear. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
It is the end of Series 3 and we go out on a high! We are joined by Dr Pete Turton. Pete qualified from Liverpool with a degree in medicine and a Masters degree in uterine physiology. He is currently undergoing dual training in both anaesthesia and intensive care. He has also tried his hand as a stand-up comedian and is one of the stars of ‘The Pla…
 
A fascinating episode this week where we talk to Tracy Brown – an award winning pharmacist working in Glasgow. As well as running primary care pain clinics Tracy runs the Pain Teach and Treat Programme. We chat about the difficulties of supporting people with chronic pain along with the concept of Analgesic Stewardship. As ever we throw a bit of be…
 
Cathy Young is a former Boston Globe columnist and contributing editor at Reason. She writes a weekly column on politics, social issues and culture at Arc Digital. Why have so many independent thinkers careened off into knee-jerk contrarianism and conspiratorial thinking during the pandemic? Feminist, journalist and contrarian herself, Cathy Young,…
 
We go slightly left of field in this week's episode when we talk to award winning clinical negligence lawyer Stephen Webber. Stephen has been involved in many medicines related cases and talks to us about the Law of Tort and how healthcare professionals can better manage risk. We chat about recent proposals to replace the negligence system with one…
 
It's been a hell of a week. Josh is back from America and jumps in solo to discuss the post-Rogan Twitter fallout, Myocarditis fact checking, what public health means, so-called "concentration camps" and some of the more stupid takes on the whole thing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We are joined in this episode by Lisa Green. Lisa is a medicines safety specialist with a pharmacy career spanning 20 years and was named as one of the Pharmaceutical Journal's ‘Women to Watch’ in 2020. Aside from her day job as Head of Pharmacy Operations for one of Europe’s largest mental health charities, Lisa is a farm and animal health consult…
 
What’s sex? What's sexuality? What’s gender? Are trans women “real” women? Are woke activists expanding womanhood, or deranging it? Alice Dreger is one of the world’s foremost academic experts on sex, sexuality and intersexuality. Her recent Quillette article is “Can We Have Sex Back?” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Ho Ho Ho and a Joyeux Noel to you all. Join us for our end-of-year Christmas Special in which we are joined by previous guests, friends and colleagues for a cosy (and virtual) fireside festive chat. What a line-up we have for you joining the Apothecaries; From Episode 1.2 - Claire Howard, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist and Wiganer From Episode 1…
 
We are joined by Tracy Lyons. Tracy is a medicines optimisation pharmacist and the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association’s Environment & Sustainability advisor. In March 2021 Tracy helped to form ‘Pharmacy Declares’, a self-convened group of ‘climate conscious’ pharmacy professionals calling for our professional/regulatory bodies to 1) declare a climate…
 
This episode it is our honour to be joined by Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope. Diane is the Lead Pharmacist for the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare Associated Infections, UK Health Security Agency and the Global AMR lead for the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. Diane developed and leads the international Antibiotic Guardian campaign and …
 
This week we are joined from Canada by Professor James McCormack. James is a pharmacist and co-host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast and is world renowned for his entertaining take on shared decision making and using evidence based information. James also uses music to teach others about polypharmacy and deprescribing. No, really! We chat to Ja…
 
Why are you here? Are we alone in the universe? Will we extinguish ourselves? Why do you procrastinate? And what does social media reveal about your chimpanzee mind? Tens of millions of viewers watch philosopher-blogger king Tim Urban wrestle with these questions in TED Talks and on his comic blog, 'Wait But Why'. Spark up a reefer and join Josh on…
 
When a Muslim girl wears a burqini to the beach, is that religious freedom, or sexist oppression? Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni professor who lives in Switzerland. In this second instalment of 'Permission to Think', our collaboration with the University of Technology, Sydney, she makes a passionate case for the universality of human rights. This is o…
 
Ever heard the term Value Based Healthcare and wondered what it meant? Well wonder no more. This week's guest, Dr Sally Lewis explains all. Sally is the National Clinical Director for Value Based Healthcare and Prudent Health in Wales as well as a practicing GP. We chat to Sally live from her shed about the importance of an outcome focussed approac…
 
You mightn't expect the founder of a billion-dollar asset management company to be a crypto nerd. But Mark Carnegie is one of the few big-time venture capitalists who actually understands Bitcoin. Most of what you hear about cryptocurrencies comes from evangelists who've drunk the kool-aid, or traditionalists who Just Don't Get It. Mark is neither.…
 
Episode 3.2 - Chris Martin - Good for us, Good for you, Good for Everybody In this episode it is our great pleasure to be joined by Chris Martin. Chris is a community pharmacist by background with extensive experience in a wide variety of Public Sector Roles. These have included being Chairman of Hywel Dda University Health Board and the Welsh NHS …
 
Before Ali G and Borat, John Safran blew up Australian TV as a troublemaker extraordinaire. His new book "Puff Piece: How Philip Morris set vaping alight (and burned down the English language)" is a gonzo glimpse into the bizarre future that tobacco companies are trying to build. He and Josh reflect on performative social justice, the gullibility o…
 
Episode 3.1 - Dr Louise Newson - The Menopause Dr. The Aural Apothecaries are back for Series 3! In this episode it is our great pleasure to interview Dr Louise Newson - also known as the Menopause Doctor. As well as a GP and menopause specialist, Louise is also host of the popular podcast ‘My Menopause Doctor’. We chat to Louise about how the Meno…
 
Peter recently quit his job as an assistant professor of philosophy, saying that universities have sacrificed ideas for ideology. The more he spoke out against illiberalism on campus, the more retaliation he faced. This is the first episode of the "Permission to Think" series, a collaboration between Uncomfortable Conversations and the Faculty of A…
 
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, where Josh is a Professional Fellow, is launching a series of conversations with world-class intellects. The mastermind behind the series, the Faculty’s Dean, explains why. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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