Health News Watchdog podcasts


Podcast microphoneWe began producing audio podcasts in August, 2015 because we wanted our users to have the opportunity to hear and to learn directly from a variety of people with different perspectives: expert commentary from physicians and researchers, smart patients reflecting on the impact of media messages, stand-out health care journalists, and other media analyses. The response has been so positive that we are now committed to producing these regularly.

Production of the first 25 episodes was supported by a grant from The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.

You can subscribe to the Health News Watchdog podcast on iTunes at https://itun.es/i6S86Qw or via the RSS feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:167780656/sounds.rss.

If you like what you heard, please leave a Review and a Rating on the iTunes page.

You can also find our podcasts on SoundCloud or on Stitcher.


Episode 25:  Gerd Gigerenzer: “Health care should not systematically mislead the public about benefits and harms.”

Episode 24: Medical music video parodies by James McCormack, PharmD

Episode 23: ShowMoreSpine campaign against osteoporosis overdiagnosis/overtreatment 

Episode 22: Dr. Vinay Prasad on cancer moonshot, precision medicine, cost of cancer drugs, journalism & more. 

Episode 21: Melissa Phipps – What it’s like trying to make breast cancer decisions while conflicting news stories swirl about

Episode 20:  AnneMarie Ciccarella – ChemoBrainFog.com blogger criticizes celebrity breast cancer news

Episode 19:  Sharon Begley – nearly 4 decades of excellence in medical science journalism

Episode 18: Celebrating 10th anniversary of HealthNewsReview.org – with original contributors Harry DeMonaco, Drs. Steve Atlas, Karen Carlson, Kathleen Fairfield

Episode 17: Migraine Media Mess, with Teri Robert, migraine patient advocate

Episode 16:  John Fauber, watchdog on conflicts of interest in health care

Episode 15: Michele Manion, founder, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation – on harm caused by misleading journal article title

Episode 14: Christie Aschwanden – 1st in occasional series on standouts in health care journalism

Episode 13: Real harm to real people from shoddy PR news releases

Episode 12:   Year-end podcast reflecting on best year yet on HealthNewsReview.org

Episode 11: Jennifer Miller, PhD and the “Good Pharma Scorecard”

Episode 10:  Brian Nosek, PhD – Center for Open Science

Episode 9:  John Ioannidis, MD – “the scourge of sloppy science”

Episode 8: Teppo Järvinen, MD: A Finn with a bone to pick about osteoporosis diagnosis & treatment

Episode 7: Jean Silver-Isenstadt, MD – 10th anniversary of National Physicians Alliance

Episode 6: James Rickert, MD – overdiagnosis in orthopedics

Episode 5: Otis Brawley, MD – pathologic profiling: cancer overdiagnosis issues

Episode 4: Laura Esserman, MD – the DCIS dilemma

Episode 3: Saurabh Jha, MD – the arsonist and the firefighter: overdiagnosis issues in radiology

Episode 2: John S. Yudkin, MD – Idolatry of the Surrogate/overdiagnosis in diabetes

Episode 1:  Hanna Bloomfield, the mild-mannered MD who became mad as hell

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