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.

  • 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.

  • "The whats, whys and hows of sleep"

    According to Stanford sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo, MD, the most common sleep disorder in America is insufficient sleep. Although there are many treatment options available, the majority of patients with insomnia or other sleep issues fail to seek professional help.

  • William Newsome on new brain initiatives

    On April 2nd, President Obama announced the launch of an initiative, called Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN). The $100 million research effort is aimed at developing new technologies and methods for understanding the human brain. Stanford neurobiologist William Newsome, PhD, was one of two scientists tapped to lead the initiative and help define the parameters for the project.

  • Ellen Goodman on 'the conversation'

    After her mother’s death, Ellen Goodman, the Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for the Boston Globe and author was reminded of the importance of having “the conversation.” She launched “The Conversation Project,” a national movement dedicated to the wishes of end-of-life care. In this podcast, she talks about the project, what she hopes to accomplish through the initiative and why she believes having the conversation is probably the most important discussion you’ll ever have.

  • Aspirin reduces risk of melanoma in women

    Aspirin can check off one more box when it comes to prevention – a new study has found that women who took aspirin on a regular basis reduced their risk of developing melanoma by an average of 21 percent. The drug has already been shown to have protective effects on cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in women, so these findings may play a more important role in strategies for preventing other kinds of cancer. In this podcast, Stanford dermatologist Jean Tang, MD, PhD, discusses the study and why, despite the promising results, she’s not ready to say that an aspirin a day will keep melanomas away.

  • Alan Alda on communicating science effectively

    Alan Alda won five Emmy awards for his iconic portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series"M*A*S*H." He also hosted the PBS show, "Scientific American Frontiers," interviewing more than 700 scientists during the show's 12-year run. What fans of the actor may not know is that he's a visiting professor in journalism at Stony Brook University in New York and a co-founder of the school's Center for Communicating Science. In this podcast, he discusses his passion for science and why communicating science effectively is critical.