I started in radio news 42 years ago in Milwaukee. Finally, I’m getting back into it – in a way – by introducing our first podcast on HealthNewsReview.org.
The first episode features Dr. Hanna Bloomfield, who had a Howard Beale “mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” moment when she received a piece of direct mail marketing that promoted cardiovascular screening tests that she knew she didn’t need. Listen to hear her story.
Links to items mentioned in the podcast:
There’s much to learn about podcast production and presentation, so please be patient with us as we find our way. I don’t know yet how frequently we’ll be able to produce and post new podcasts, but I expect the frequency to accelerate as we get better at this.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future podcasts.
Credit: technical consultant Walfred Swanson of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Update on August 13: You can now subscribe to the Health News Watchdog podcast, which is now indexed and searchable on the iTunes Store, at: https://itun.es/i6S86Qw.
The RSS feed for the podcasts is: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:167780656/sounds.rss
Update on June 29, 2016: “Pelvic exams may not be needed,” New York Times blog post on US Preventive Services Task Force’s new recommendations.