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June 25, 2021  

Episode 17: Interview with Dr. Jen Gunter

On this special episode, Ali and Asif are joined by physician, OB/GYN, pain medicine specialist, blogger, podcaster and writer Dr. Jen Gunter. Topics discussed include:

 

  • Asif and Dr. Gunter discussing attending Western University and Joe Kool’s
  • Dr. Gunter’s past battles with Gweneth Paltrow and Goop 
  • A tangent about coffee enemas and the British military
  • Dr. Gunter’s new Ted Audio Collective podcast “Body Stuff”
  • Dr. Gunter’s new book “The Menopause Manifesto”
  • Listener questions about menopause

 

The opinions expressed are those of the hosts, and do not reflect those of any other organizations. This podcast and website represents the opinions of the hosts. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions. 

 

Music courtesy of Wataboi and 8er41 from Pixabay

 

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Show Notes:

  • “The Menopause Manifesto” by Dr. Jen Gunter: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/652048/the-menopause-manifesto-by-dr-jen-gunter/9780735280786
  • “Body Stuff”, Ted Audio Collective: https://www.ted.com/podcasts/body-stuff-with-dr-jen-gunter
June 18, 2021  

Episode 16: Can Comedy Affect Change? / Doctor Stereotypes

In this Episode, the guys discuss whether comedy can affect change (2:36). Ali discusses the Satire Paradox (Malcolm Gladwell) and whether laughter and social protest are friends or foes, including examples such as All in the Family, and Sarah Palin and Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. He then talks about how Trump affected late night talk shows and the NY Times magazine article by Dan Brooks “How Present Trump Ruined Political Comedy”. Finally, Ali talks about comedians who were able to affect change such as Hari Kondabolu, Hannibal Buress, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Next, Asif uses the comedy videos of Dr. Glaucomflecken to illustrate doctor stereotypes in medicine (31:32). Asif discusses various examples of these stereotypes and how they represent examples of the hidden curriculum in medicine. Finally, he discusses ways to address the hidden curriculum and doctor stereotypes. 

 

The opinions expressed are those of the hosts, and do not reflect those of any other organizations. This podcast and website represents the opinions of the hosts. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions.

 

Music courtesy of Wataboi and 8er41 from Pixabay

 

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June 11, 2021  

Episode 15: Another Round / ‘Is It Wine O’Clock?’

In today’s episodes the guys discuss the Academy Award Winning movie “Another Round” (4:11). Ali starts out first by discussing his (tenuous) connection to star Mads Mikkelsen. He then discussed the development of the movie by director Thomas Vinterberg and the influence of his late daughter Ida on the film. They also talk about the influence of the Dogme ‘95 movement on the film and the announcement of a remake by Leonardo DeCaprio’s production company. Then Asif discusses the issue of increased alcohol use during the pandemic, particularly amongst women (24:25). After Asif calls Ali out on his “man-to mansplaining”, they talk about how joking with memes about drinking has become common. Asif then discusses whether alcohol is actually good for you, and how this needs to be balanced with the costs to society. 

 

The opinions expressed are those of the hosts, and do not reflect those of any other organizations. This podcast and website represents the opinions of the hosts. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for entertainment and informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions.

 

Music courtesy of Wataboi and 8er41 from Pixabay

 

Contact us at doctorvcomedian@gmail.com

 

Follow us on Social media:

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June 9, 2021  

Emergency podcast: London, Ontario Tragedy

Ali and Asif discuss the recent hate-inspired murders of a family of Muslim-Canadians in London, Ontario, Canada.

June 4, 2021  

Episode 13: The Tragically Hip / Goop

On this episode, after a brief interlude about McDonald’s Orange Drink, the guys discuss the legendary Canadian band, the Tragically Hip (2:50). They discuss the Hip’s new EP and their upcoming appearance at the 2021 Juno awards with Feist. They discuss the history of the band and their relationship to them, including Ali’s story of stage diving at a Hip concert in Montreal. They discuss the diagnosis of the lead singer, Gord Downie with glioblastoma multiforme and Asif’s connection to Gord Downie’s neuro-oncologist. Then then discuss the final concert by the Hip and the lasting legacy of the band and Gord Downie. Finally the guys discuss the new album by the band Saskadelphia. Then, Ali asks Asif about the controversy surrounding Gweneth Paltrow’s Goop (27:58). After a quick parental disclaimer, They discuss how Goop in the past has promoted “the Jade Egg” and “steaming” certain parts of the female anatomy. They discuss the origins of Goop and criticisms of the brand, particularly by Dr. Jen Gunter and Dr. Timothy Caulfield. They also discuss the “Goop PhD” portion of the Goop website. Finally, Asif gives his thoughts on several episodes of Netflix’s “Goop Lab”. 

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