Ep. 165 Shawn Whatley on Deconstructing Medical Socialism

Our guest is Shawn Whatley, a physician in Canada who is the author of the recently released book When Politics Comes Before Patients: Why and How Canadian Medicare Is Failing. Dr. Whatley is past-president of the Ontario Medical Association and is a senior fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy in Toronto. 

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Ep. 40 Practicing Medicine in Canada: Promises and Realities

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Ep. 162 A Libertarian’s Case For Lockdowns, with Chris Snowdon

Our guest is Christopher Snowdon, a freelance journalist with a focus on the intrusion of public health into the daily lives of ordinary people. He is the author of many books, including Velvet Glove; Iron Fist, A History of Anti-smoking, published in 2009, and more recently, Polemics, an anthology of articles on economics, politics, science, and culture. He is also Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute for Economic Affairs in London. We discuss his position on lockdowns which has surprised many and put him at odds with other libertarians.

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Ep. 161 Hormetics: A Principle of Health and Fitness, with Charlie Deist

Our guest is Charlie Deist, author of Hormetics: Physical Fitness for Free People. We have an engaging and somewhat philosophical conversation on principles of health. How do we identify good nutritional and exercise habits? Amongst the myriad of fads, what rules should guide one’s health choices and behaviors?

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Charlie Deist: Website and Twitter

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Charlie Deist. Hormetics:Physical Fitness for Free People (on Amazon)

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Ep. 160 Elise Amez-Droz: Those Treacherous “Essential” and “Non-essential” Labels

Our guest is Elise Amez-Droz, program manager for the Open Health program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she also manages the health policy portfolio. Ms. Amez-Droz is a Public Policy Fellow with The Fund for American Studies and a member of the Millennial Cohort of American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network.

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Ep. 21 Inside the Swiss Healthcare System (with guest Marc Fouradoulas, MD)

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Ep. 159 Terence Kealey on the Myths of Public Funding of Science

Our guest today is Terence Kealey, Professor Emeritus of clinical biochemistry at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom, where he served as Vice Chancellor until 2014. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute. Professor Kealey trained in medicine at Bart’s Hospital in London and obtained his doctorate at Oxford University following which he pursued a career in clinical biochemistry research, before joining the faculty at Buckingham University. 

He is the author of 3 books. The first, published in 1996 and titled The Economic Laws of Scientific Research is a sweeping exploration of the relationship between government and science and argues against public funding of scientific research. The second, Science, Sex, and Profits, published in 2008, continues the same theme and develops the notion that science is not a public good but is organized around what he terms “invisible colleges.” His third book, Breakfast is Your Most Dangerous Meal, was published in 2014 and links government intervention to very unhealthy nutritional advice.

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Ep. 158 Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner: A Fighter’s Life Under Lockdown

Our guest is Alycia Baumgardner, a professional super feather boxer based in Michigan. She joins us to share her professional and personal experience with the lockdown measures instituted in response to the COVID-10 pandemic.

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Ep. 157 Stephen Senn: N-of-1 Trials and Beyond

Our guest is Professor Stephen Senn, a world renowned statistician whose career has spanned the gamut of activities that involves statistical analysis in medicine, from teaching to research to consultancy. Professor Senn obtained his PhD in Statistics from the University of Dundee and became a Chartered Statistician from the Royal Statistical Society in 1993. He has held professorships at University College London and at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of several books, notably Statistical Issues in Drug Development and Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk, and Health.

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Stephen Senn, PhD: Twitter and Website

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  • Wood FA, et al. N-of-1 Trial of a Statin, Placebo, or No Treatment to Assess Side-Effects (Open Access in New Engl J Med)
  • Araujo, A Julious S, Senn S. Understanding variation in sets of N-of-1 trials (Open Access in PLOS One)
  • Senn S. Statistical pitfalls of personalized medicine (Open Access in Nature)
  • Senn S. Mastering Variation: Variance components and personalized medicine (Open Access in Stat in Med)
  • Stephen Senn. Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk, and Health (Amazon link)

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Ep. 156 The Push for Nurse Practitioners on the Frontlines of Healthcare

Our guests are Rebekah Bernard, MD and Niran Al-Agba, MD, authors of a soon-to-be-published book examining the rise of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in healthcare.

Dr. Bernard is a family physician from Fort Myers, Florida. She is board member of Physicians for Patient Protection, an organization calling for more transparency regarding the difference in training between physicians and non-physician providers.

Dr. Al-Agba is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in Washington State. She is a prolific writer who speaks widely and openly on a variety of issues, including policy, ethics, and medical practice. 

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Rebekah Bernard: Twitter and website

Niran Al-Agba: Twitter and website

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Niran Al-Agba and Rebekah Bernard: Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare (Amazon link and book website)

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