Medical Humanities Podcast

Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as case conferences, educational case studies, book, film, and art reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance Medical Humanities has Editorial Board members from all around the world. http://mh.bmj.com/

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Episodes

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

Editor-in-chief of Medical Humanities, Brandy Schillace, interviews Narin Hassan and Jessica Howell about their innovative and interdisciplinary approach to health humanities.
Narin Hassan is Associate Professor and Director of Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC) in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Jessica Howell is Professor of English and Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University.
Read the blog with the transcription of this podcast: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2022/07/07/global-health-humanities-a-june-special-issue
The special issue is available: https://mh.bmj.com/content/48/2
Subscribe to the Medical Humanities Podcast in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a 5-star rating on the Medical Humanities Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/medical-humanities-podcast/id961667204). Thank you for listening!

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

Clio Barnard is multi-award winning British Film writer, director and producer. In this conversation with Medical Humanities' film and media correspondent, Khalid Ali, she revisits her 'Bradford Film Trilogy'; 'The Arbor' (2010), 'The Selfish Giant' (2013), and 'Ali & Ava' (2021).
The uniqueness and diversity of Bradford community portrayed as a love story between two unlikely characters made 'Ali and Ava' a film celebrating love, friendship, forgiveness, and hope.
Read more about Clio Barnard's work - including a transcript of the podcast on our blog: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2022/06/23/bradford-tales-authentically-and-poetically-portrayed-in-film-by-clio-barnard.
Subscribe to the Medical Humanities Podcast in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a 5-star rating on the Medical Humanities Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/medical-humanities-podcast/id961667204). Thank you for listening!

Friday Mar 11, 2022

LivingBodiesObjects is a 3-year project funded by the Wellcome Trust designed to test and extend the boundaries of Medical Humanities research.
Editor-in-chief of Medical Humanities, Brandy Schillace, interviews Stuart Murray, Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film and Director of the Centre of Medical Humanities at the University of Leeds, in the UK.
Read the blog with the transcription of this podcast here: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2022/03/17/livingbodiesobjects-with-stuart-murray.
Subscribe to the Medical Humanities Podcast in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a 5-star rating on the Medical Humanities Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/medical-humanities-podcast/id961667204). Thank you for listening!

Friday Feb 25, 2022

We are excited to present Riva Lehrer, artist and author, and her book GOLEM GIRL, about disability, embodiment, joy, and becoming herself.
Read the blog with the transcription of this podcast here: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2023/03/04/podcast-with-riva-lehrer-author-of-golem-girl-a-memoir.
Subscribe to the Medical Humanities Podcast in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a 5-star rating on the Medical Humanities Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/medical-humanities-podcast/id961667204). Thank you for listening!

Friday Jan 21, 2022

J. Rick Castañeda is a writer, director and producer (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1479268/?ref_=tt_ov_dr). His works have been around the world to festivals in London, Canada, Japan, and Romania, as well as festivals in the US such as SXSW. He made over 30 short films, earning recognition from YouTube, Crackle, and Funny or Die.
Rick uses humour to explore stress, anxiety and disenfranchisement in the office space. In this podcast, Rick reflects on his childhood and time spent as an office worker, and how these experiences inspired his creative writing and film career. He stresses the importance of portraying human beings from different backgrounds in his films to encourage a dialogue between cultures.
Related links:
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2022/01/21/loneliness-friendship-and-love-in-the-office-space
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2019/07/30/christina-lee-mindlessness-book-review/
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2016/12/14/film-review-dear-zindagi/
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2016/07/13/film-review-notes-on-blindness/

Tuesday Dec 07, 2021

Brandy interviews Donna McCormack about the December Special Issue, Transplant and its Imaginaries.
Donna McCormack, Chancellor'S Fellow and Senior Lecturer (with co-editor Magrit Shildrick) proposes new understandings of the limits and possible extensions of organ and tissue transplantation.
The Special Issue of Medical Humanities is available here: https://mh.bmj.com/content/47/4
Read the related blog post (with the transcription of this podcast) here: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/12/09/december-special-issue-podcast-transplantation-and-its-imaginaries
Subscribe to the Medical Humanities Podcast in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a 5-star rating on the Medical Humanities Podcast iTunes page (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/medical-humanities-podcast/id961667204). Thank you for listening!

Wednesday Nov 03, 2021

Join us on this episode of the Medical Humanities Podcast as Brandy Schillace speaks with Eric Garcia, author of WE’RE NOT BROKEN: Changing the Autism Conversation (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, August 3, 2021).
Eric Garcia is a journalist based in Washington, D.C.
Read the related blog post (with the transcription of the whole podcast) here: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/11/05/eric-garcia/

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

In this podcast, Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (Swedish film makers) reflect on their documentary film 'The most beautiful boy in the world' (2021) and their professional relationship with the film's protagonist, Björn Andrésen. Björn came to international fame at the age of 15 when Italian director Luchino Visconti cast him as Tadzio, the young boy in his film 'Death in Venice' (1971). Kristina and Kristian comment on the long-term impact of childhood trauma on the mental well-being of Swedish artists such as Björn Andrésen and Astrid Lindgren. They comment on the need for clear rules of engagement and professional boundaries between artists and executive managers to avoid physical and psychological exploitation of those artists.
Related blog post with transcript: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/10/14/reflections-on-childhood-trauma-creativity-and-mental-well-being/
Other related links:
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2019/08/20/healing-by-art-almodovar-champions-arts-for-health-and-well-being/
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2018/02/13/two-sides-coin/
https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2020/10/23/a-woman-on-the-verge-of-suicide/
https://mh.bmj.com/content/45/3/235 https://mh.bmj.com/content/43/1/30
https://mh.bmj.com/content/34/2/110 https://mh.bmj.com/content/43/2/86

Wednesday Sep 01, 2021

This podcast features Clare Barker, Associate Professor in English Literature, University of Leeds, and guest editor of our Medical Humanities June Special Issue for 2021: Global Genetic Fictions.
Read more on the Medical Humanities website: https://mh.bmj.com/content/47/2
Read the transcript of this podcast in the Medical Humanities blog (https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/09/02/clare-barker-global-genetic-fictions).

Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

An outlook at how disabled lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and, in particular, by the current vaccine roll-out. Alice Wong, a disabled activist, and Alyssa Burgart, an anesthesiologist and ethicist at Stanford University, tell Medical Humanities' Editor-in-Chief, Brandy Schillace, how disabled lives have been overlooked in this crisis, as the very systems and designs of medicine cater to the able-bodied.
Read the transcript on the Medical Humanities blog (https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/08/12/medicines-disability-blind-spot-privilege-access-and-the-continued-vaccine-roll-out).
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* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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