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6 DO-hosted podcasts to have on your radar

Podcasts founded and hosted by DOs cover a wide range of topics surrounding osteopathic medicine and life as a physician.

Podcasting has been booming for a few years, so it’s no surprise that the osteopathic medical community has carved out a sizeable niche. From deep dives into the osteopathic philosophy to career advice for students and residents, if you’re a DO or a DO-in-training, there’s a podcast for you.

The DO spoke with representatives from six podcasts founded and hosted by DOs and DO students. Each shared a basic description of their show, who would most enjoy listening to it, and the subject matter they cover.

If you are a DO or DO student who hosts a podcast that’s not on this list, please feel free to post a description of your show and a link to episodes in the comments section.

Happy listening!

Editor’s note: The views expressed in this article are the podcasters’ own and do not necessarily represent the views of The DO or the AOA.

Primary Care Podcast

Host: Ross Tanick, OMS III

Description: “I started the Primary Care Podcast to explore the world of primary care medicine and interview physicians who work in primary care in a variety of different settings and many different styles of practice.”

Subject matter: “This podcast features interviews and stories with primary care physicians from a variety of backgrounds, who are involved in many different styles of practice (mental health, addiction and pain, rural practice, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), geriatrics, pediatrics, lifestyle med, preventive medicine, etc). We dive into the journey of becoming a physician as well as hear fun stories and compelling cases.”

Who should listen: “The audience is largely medical students in all stages of their training; however, all kinds of people listen to the show, including premeds, medical professionals, and people outside of the health care industry entirely.”

Find Primary Care Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

D.O. or do not

Primary host: Ian Storch, DO

Description: “We interview osteopathic physicians at different stages of their careers, highlighting their career journeys. The project is the result of an impressive collaboration of DO students across the country coming together to share one important thing: their love for osteopathic medicine.”

Subject matter: “Episodes range from interviews with physicians practicing OMM, family practice, and emergency medicine to interviews with medical school deans, stars of hit television series and neurosurgery residents. Special episodes have focused on physician finances, what residency directors look for in a DO applicant and physician substance abuse in the United States.”

Who should listen: “The podcast is intended not only to help premeds understand what osteopathic medicine is and what career paths are possible after graduating from osteopathic medical school, but also to help students and residents learn from mentors and key opinion leaders by examining what led to their success.”

Find D.O. or do not on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

EM Over Easy

Co-hosts: Andy Little, DO, Tanner Gronowski, DO, and Andrew Kalnow, DO

Description: “We started over six years ago during medical school when we met at a conference. After years on the national circuit together, somehow we all ended up training at residency together in Columbus, Ohio. We are here to add levity and real-world experience to the #FOAMed and emergency medicine world, one breakfast conversation at a time.”

Subject matter: “Our goal is to push the conversation of medicine and medical education beyond the clinical gestalts and testing. We talk all things emergency medicine with a focus on #MoreThanMedicine conversations that cover the things you don’t learn in medical school and residency, but need to know to be a high-functioning doc.”

Who should listen: “Emergency physicians, residents and medical students interested in emergency medicine.”

Find EM Over Easy on Spotify or SoundCloud.

Rollin’ Bones: The Osteopathic Podcast

Co-hosts: James Aston, DO, and Dante Paredes, DO

Description: “Rollin’ Bones: The Osteopathic Podcast seeks to pull back the curtain and introduce the general public to the power of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. We discuss the conditions we treat, the philosophy behind our approach, and the science that supports it. Anyone interested in harnessing their body’s healing capacity will find this show enlightening and informative.”

Subject matter: “Our show is simple. We talk about medicine through an osteopathic lens. From principles to philosophy to practice, we aim to introduce the world to the unique view that osteopathic medicine brings to health care. We’ve discussed everything from back pain to gut health to mental illness. If it’s a medical topic, we’ll talk about it.”

Who should listen: “Our audience is the 25- to 45-year-old, health-conscious adult who wants more out of medicine than just medicines.”

Find Rollin’ Bones on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

This Osteopathic Life

Host: Amelia Bueche, DO

Description: “This Osteopathic Life seeks to expand the understanding and application of osteopathic philosophy to provide the guiding principles for a cultural revolution grounded in love and humanity.”

Subject matter: “After early episodes focused on the history of osteopathic medicine, season one continued to draw awareness to osteopathic medicine and highlight the opportunity to use its principles to support health in any situation.

“In season two, we discussed the challenges facing the profession, including the press and the pandemic. I also reflected on my experiences as an osteopathic health policy fellow.”

Who should listen: “The podcast is intended for a wide audience, including but not limited to osteopathic physicians, inviting all who are interested in finding inspiration back to health to listen.”

Find This Osteopathic Life on SoundCloud or Apple Podcasts.

Doctor’s Dilemma

Host: Adil Manzoor, DO

Description: “Medicine bridges the gap between society and the world of science, but it is more than the sum of our knowledge about diseases. Medicine encompasses the experiences, feelings, and interpretations of human beings in often extraordinary moments of fear, anxiety and doubt.

“However, medicine is also hampered by a political health culture, which many doctors consider debilitating. This podcast examines that dichotomy.”

Subject matter: “We focus not on the mountain of knowledge physicians must learn to provide care, but rather on the challenges physicians undergo to have the privilege to be able to provide care.”

Who should listen: “The general public, as the goal here is to let audiences get an idea of the challenges physicians overcome to complete their training and how they go about their daily lives with goals and aspirations. Physicians may find it most interesting as they will be able to relate it to their experiences.”

Find Doctor’s Dilemma on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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    Latest episode is 247 and a solocast about why you should “Throw Away Your Gratitude Journal and Busy Work”

  2. Debbie Palmer, DO

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    Recent shows include:
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  3. Georgeanne Freeman

    Thank you for the informative article on D.O. related podcasts; some I have listened to, most are new to me. I want to add a podcast I do not do nor have any financial interest in. It is for all Doctors and my medical students and residents who rotate with me give me the feedback that it is VERY helpful. Regardless of gender. I also recommend it for some of my (physician and non-physician) patients. “Weight Loss for Busy Physicians” by Dr. Katrina Ubell. Many med students and residents begin (or continue) to pack on weight. Dr. Ubell is an MD and explains the science of weight (NOT what we were taught in med school!) and takes the shame away of obesity. She teaches how to lose weight through self compassion.

  4. Nii-Daako Darko, DO

    Docs Outside The Box Podcast is Hosted by Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA.

    Description: The show highlights ordinary doctors doing extraordinary things in life.

    Subject Matter: The show is centered on The 3 M’s: 1. Money – we talk personal finance (i.e. student loans, how to invest); 2. Mindset (i.e. everything related to the Growth Mindset); 3. Mission (i.e. helping others through social advocacy or humanitarian work)

    Who Should Listen: Pre-Health students all the way up to seasoned mid-career physicians. The show aims to normalize the conversation around being more than just a doctor.

    Good episode to start listening: Ep 201 – My beautiful dark twisted fantasy with student loans:

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  5. Nii-Daako Darko, DO

    Berry Pierre, DO is the Host of Lunch & Learn with Dr. Berry.

    It is designed to simplify health care so the common person can learn how to take back control. Through weekly educational lessons We’ll be taking the most complex medical issues and teaching it in a way that you will wonder why your own personal physician never explained it to you in such a fashion before.

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