1:2:1 Podcast

  • David Relman on the risks of lab-made pathogens

    Should scientists be allowed to create lab-made pathogens in the interest of science? In this podcast, Stanford microbiologist and biosecurity expert David Relman, MD, talks about the grave risks associated with this kind of research.

  • Beth Darnall discusses "Less Pain, Fewer Pills"

    During this podcast, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, discusses her new book, “Less Pain, Fewer Pills,” which is aimed at helping the millions of sufferers regain control over their chronic pain without the use of opioids.

  • Euan Ashley on harnessing the power of genomics

    A few years ago, Stanford cardiologist Euan Ashley, MD, described the promise of genomics for diagnosing and treating diseases as the "wild west" - a lot of researchers examining ways of using the technique, but too early to have meaningful results in the clinic. Since then, much has changed in the field.

  • A change of heart: A conversation with Dick Cheney

    Dick Cheney has lived with chronic heart disease for virtually all of his adult life. At 37, as a young man running for the U.S. Congress in Wyoming, he had his first heart attack. His last – a fifth – occurred in 2010 and by then having taken advantage of everything medicine and technology had to offer, the former vice president knew he was at the end of the road.

  • Robert Jackler on the rise of e-cigarettes

    Electronic-cigarette use has grown rapidly across the United States, prompting questions about the devices’ safety and whether they serve as a gateway to conventional cigarettes or a means of kicking the habit without inhaling the carcinogens in smoke.

  • Scott Stossel on My Age of Anxiety

    In his best-selling book, My Age of Anxiety, Scott Stossel describes his long-standing struggle with anxiety, and examines the efforts to understand what is now considered the most common form of mental illness in the United States. In this podcast, Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine, talks about the book, and how he learned to cope with his severe anxiety.

  • Hannah Valantine on the school's diversity progress

    In this podcast, Hannah Valantine, senior associate dean for diversity and leadership, describes Stanford's diversity progress in recent years and why medical schools should mirror the populations of the patients they serve.

  • Lochlann Jain on the confusion surrounding cancer

    Stanford anthropologist Lochlann Jain studies how stories about injuries and illness get told. After being diagnosed with cancer at age 36, she decided to write the book "Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us" to change the conversations about the disease.

  • "Sheri Fink on ""Five Days at Memorial"""

    For five days in August 2006, the hospital staff at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans struggled to care for their patients in a hospital crippled and isolated by Hurricane Katrina. What happened within the confines of the hospital’s walls is chronicled in the new book, Five Days at Memorial, by physician-author Sheri Fink, MD, PhD.

  • Marian Wright Edelman on the state of America's children

    Forty years ago, she founded the Children’s Defense Fund. Since then she and the organization have been at the forefront of overhauling public policy in child poverty, early childhood development, education and health.

  • "Carla Shatz reflects on Clark Center, Bio-X"

    Carla Shatz, PhD, director of Bio-X and professor of neurobiology and of biology, reflects on the Clark Center and how the building embodies the spirit of the Bio-X initiative, which began 15 years ago.

  • Kimberly Allison on seeing cancer from both sides

    In 2008, breast-cancer pathologist Kimberly Allison, MD, received the shocking news that she had stage-3 breast cancer. She chronicles her personal experience in the book Red Sunshine. In this podcast, she talks about what it's like to experience cancer as a patient and as a doctor.

  • Laura Roberts on building a career in academic medicine

    In addition to her expertise in the field of psychiatry, Laura Roberts, MD, is recognized for her success as a mentor and teacher. In this podcast she discusses her latest book, which is aimed at young physicians, clinicians and scientists and serves as a guide for building more creative, effective and inspiring careers.

  • "Ann Weinacker, MD, on Stanford Medicine's emergency response to the Asiana plane crash"

    Following the July 6 crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, 55 patients were treated at Stanford Medicine. Ann Weinacker, MD, chief of staff at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, describes the emergency response to the plane crash.

  • Beverly Mitchell on advances in cancer care and research

    Since a 2010 podcast with Beverly Mitchell, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, there have been dramatic advances in the use of genomic analysis, molecular biology, imaging technologies and data management to make cancer treatment less toxic and more individualized.

  • Tim Engberg on the state of primary care in the U.S.

    The United States is currently facing a shortage of primary care physicians. In this podcast, Tim Engberg, vice president of ambulatory care at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, discusses primary care here in California and across the country.

  • The mystery and complexities of chronic pain

    Pain management has come a long way since the days when physicians mainly used anesthesiology techniques to reduce pain. In this podcast, Elliot Krane, MD, discusses the mystery and complexities of treating and managing chronic pain.