Is Laughter the best medicine? We attempt to answer this and other pressing questions in Doctor Vs Comedian. Dr Asif Doja is a pediatric neurologist and Ali Hassan is a stand up comedian and actor (CBC‘s Laugh Out Loud, Designated Survivor, Goon) who are each fascinated by what the other one does. In each episode, Asif picks a topic for Ali from comedy and entertainment and questions Ali about it. Then Ali picks a topic from medicine and health and grills Asif on that subject. We talk about serious subjects in an unserious way. If you want to hear about comedy, entertainment, health and wellness and don‘t want to have to choose between being entertaining AND informed, then this show is for you.
Friday Mar 17, 2023
Friday Mar 17, 2023
On this special episode, the guys interview physician and podcaster Dr. Mark Shapiro, host of the ‘Explore the Space’ podcast and ‘Med Lasso’. The guys ask Mark about his “origin story” and how he got started in medicine and podcasting. He goes into detail on how he eventually went into Internal Medicine and became a hospitalist. Mark discusses how the name “Explore the Space” came from the Saturday Night Live “More Cowbell” sketch…and then the guys take a digression to review their favourite SNL sketches. Asif then asks Mark about how he has come around to using social media to connect with others and as an advocacy tool. Ali then asks Mark about gun control… and Mark quickly points out how that term is used by pro-gun advocates to sow discord. Mark then addresses the controversy several years ago when physicians were told to “stay in your lane” regarding gun violence in the US.
The guys then segue into a discussion about entertainment, with Mark starting off by talking about his love for Robin Williams. The guys then discuss the influence of Robin Williams on the character of Ted Lasso. Mark discusses his love for ‘Ted Lasso’, how he decided to do the ‘Med Lasso’ episodes of his podcast and why ‘Ted Lasso’ resonates so much with the medical community. All three then preview the upcoming 3rd season of ‘Ted Lasso’.
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- Explore the Space Podcast: https://www.explorethespaceshow.com/
Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/13/us/nra-stay-in-your-lane-doctors.html
Jason Sudeikis Reveals How ‘Ted Lasso’ Was Inspired by Robin Williams: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/ted-lasso-jason-sudeikis-streaming-room-1234843360/
Jason Sudeikis 'can't give a definitive answer' about future of Ted Lasso: https://ew.com/tv/jason-sudeikis-ted-lasso-season-3-future/