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October 29, 2021  

Episode 35: ‘Use Your Illusion’ vs ‘The Black Album’ / Vitamins

Today, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the release of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion 1 and 2’ and Metallica’s ‘Black Album’, the guys debate which album is better (and yes, we know UYI is 2 albums -- we’re counting them as one…) (1:41).   Ali starts off by recounting the story of how he attended the infamous Metallica/Guns N’ Roses concert in the summer of 1992, which resulted in a massive riot in downtown Montreal. The guys discuss how big GNR were in the early nineties and recount how anticipated the double album release was. Then the guys talk about Metallica’s 1991 album, which has come to be called ‘The Black Album’. They discuss how the album was considered a major sonic departure from their previous albums and the influence of Canadian producer Bob Rock. Then Ali asks Asif about whether we need to take vitamins (33:59). In short, Asif says in general “no” we don’t, but he does talk about some specific medical situations where we may need to take vitamins. He then talks about examples of toxicities associated with taking too many vitamins. Finally Asif shout outs the true experts in the field, nutritionists and dieticians. 

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October 22, 2021  

Episode 34: Squid Game / Is it Ok for Doctors to Cry?

Today, the guys discuss the hit Netflix Show ‘Squid Game’ (1:13) and the influence of Korea on popular culture (BTS, ‘Parasite’) . They talk about how it was developed by writer/director Hwang Dong-hyuk, Netflix and Ted Sarandos. They discuss how it became a global phenomenon and how it’s ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘The Hunger Games’. They mention the excellent acting by Lee Jung-jae,  Kim Joo-ryoung and Anupam Tripathi. Ali points out the stress of Hwang being a writer-director on every episode and he had 6 teeth fall out because of stress. Then Ali asks Asif if doctors should cry in front of patients (25:39). Asif brings up papers that discuss how patients feel about doctors crying in front of them as well as how doctors feel about the topic. He then talks about his own personal views on crying in front of patients and some real life examples. 

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October 15, 2021  

Episode 33: Are the Origins of Stand up Racist? / The ‘Hidden Curriculum’ in Medicine

Today, Asif asks Ali about the controversial origins of stand up comedy (1:05). Ali explains that stand up comedy evolved from vaudeville and that vaudeville itself evolved from minstrel shows. With respect to minstrel shows, Ali specifically references Thomas Dartmouth Rice's blatantly racist song-and-dance number, "Jump Jim Crow". He also discusses how  the Irish were surprisingly often complicit in performing in blackface. Ali then discusses the long term ramifications of the fact that stand up grew out of these racist shows. Then, Ali asks Asif about the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ in medicine (25:57). Asif contrasts the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ with both the formal and the ‘Informal Curriculum’ (on the job training). He then provides several examples of the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ in medical education. Then, Asif concludes by discussing ways to address the ‘Hidden Curriculum’.  BONUS: Joe Everyman appears for the first time on the podcast!

 

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October 8, 2021  

Episode 32: ‘Seinfeld’ Top 5’s / Body Odour

Today, the guys start off the pod with a bit of banter about ‘banter’. Then, in honour of ‘Seinfeld’ being released on Netflix this month, Asif and Ali discuss their thoughts and memories of the sitcom. Then they both debate their top 5 ‘Seinfeld’ episodes of all time. Then Ali asks Asif about body odour, and the guys use the ‘Seinfeld’ episode “The Smelly Car” as the perfect transition.   Ali recounts a story about having to tell someone in one of his classes about their BO. Asif talks about the differences between men and women with regards to body odour and why people only get it after puberty. Then Asif talks about what people can do about it, and debunks some myths about antiperspirants. 

 

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. 

 

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October 1, 2021  

Episode 31: Life on Set / Unconscious Bias in Healthcare

Today, the guys start off the pod by discussing 2 new television shows: Sandra Oh in ‘The Chair’ and FX’s ‘Y: The Last Man’ (0:43). Then Asif asks Ali about what life is really like on television and movie sets (8:53). Ali talks about the first set he was on and how he learned the “rules” of being on set. Ali then talks about the food on sets including craft services and catering as well as trailers on sets. Finally, Ali talks about his star-studded interactions with actors on set such as John Larroquette, Kiefer Sutherland, Dave Bautista and Eugene Levy. Then (37:35) Ali asks Asif about the concept of unconscious bias in healthcare. Asif explains how stereotypes about minority groups can result in poorer health care for certain individuals. He talks about how everyone in medicine is susceptible to unconscious bias and discusses ways in which to address it. 

 

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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