Podcasts are a great resource for easy-to-access educational content as well as on-the-go entertainment. There’s a real uptick in healthcare podcasts as well as medical podcasts for doctors that cover topics across the expansive spectrum of healthcare.
We’ve compiled ten podcasts that we think are engaging, intriguing and insightful for healthcare industry professionals, physicians and just about anyone that’s interested in learning about medicine, health and the innovative technology and trends that shape the industry.
1. TED Health
Host: Shoshana Ungerleider, MD
Listen here: https://www.ted.com/podcasts/ted-health
Brought to you by the same organization that hosts TED Talks, TED Health is a podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Speakers share ideas that revolve around the core question of “how can we live healthier lives?” From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, TED Health podcast episodes last around ~10-30 minutes and are jam-packed with fascinating facts and observations.
Shoshana Ungerleider, MD is the host of TED Health, the founder of End Well, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the end-of-life experience, and a practicing internal medicine physician at Crossover Health in San Francisco. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, she found her passion for science and public health communication, appearing regularly as a medical voice on CNN, MSNBC and CBS News.
2. The Podcast by KevinMD
Host: Kevin Pho, MD
This daily, 15-minute podcast, The Podcast by KevinMD, gives interviewees—patients, healthcare professionals, mental health experts, etc.—a public platform to share their stories and perspectives on various topics related to health and healthcare.
The Podcast by KevinMD is hosted by social media’s leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD. He is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician, national media commentator, public speaker and author based in the United States. He was also featured on our own Brainlab Journal list, 15 Digital Health Experts to Follow on LinkedIn in 2022.
3. Faces of Digital Health
Host: Tjaša Zajc
Listen here: https://www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/media
Faces of Digital Health aims to improve healthcare on a global scale by initiating necessary discussions with fundamental members of the healthcare industry—key opinion leaders, policymakers and medical professionals. The podcast examines the rate at which healthcare systems around the world are becoming digitized and challenges the overtly hyped assumptions about the modern state of healthcare innovation.
Tjaša Zajc is the host of Faces of Digital Health. She is a former healthcare journalist, international speaker and moderator with a passion for understanding the complexity of digital health and healthcare digitalization.
4. HIT Like a Girl Pod
Host: Joy Rios
Listen here: https://www.hitlikeagirlpod.com/
Hit Like a Girl Pod is all about celebrating, listening to and learning from women leaders in the field of healthcare. Each episode amplifies the voice of a woman who has made an impact in healthcare. With a range of topics to choose from—digital health to healthcare marketing, gender equity, menopause and more—Hit Like a Girl Pod has it all.
Joy Rios is the Founder, CEO and host of Hit Like a Girl Pod. Since its launch in 2018, more than 150 women have been interviewed, and the podcast has partnered with major healthcare organizations including HIMSS and HITLAB.
5. Health Unchained
Host: Ray Dogum
Listen here: https://healthunchained.org/episodes
According to the podcast Health Unchained, blockchain technology has the potential to create a layer of trust and reduce the friction often associated with participating in a healthcare network. This podcast unlocks some of the mysteries behind the blockchain revolution by inviting top healthcare innovators, who are applying blockchain to technology solutions, to discuss their strategies in this exciting and growing field.
Health Unchained is hosted by Ray Dogum, an experienced healthcare professional and Senior Consultant at Equideum Health. Roy aims to catalyze the convergence of medical technology, connected devices, decentralized cloud-based health records and genomic data to facilitate better care for patients.
6. Pharma Intelligence Podcasts
Host: Hosts vary based on podcast/episode
Pharma Intelligence Podcasts is a one-stop shop and great source for staying up to date on healthcare, medtech and biopharmaceutical news. With a variety of podcasts and episodes sourced from Pharma Intelligence and its related publications, you can benefit from quick news updates, such as in Scrip’s 5 Must-Know Things, lengthier interviews with industry CEOs and more.
The content of each podcast and episode stems from Pharma Intelligence’s News and Insights editorial team and their connections with key industry players.
7. The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
Host: Each episode includes different hosts from The Curbsiders team
Listen here: https://thecurbsiders.com/
The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast “curbsides” medical experts to answer the questions and address the concerns of the practicing, board-certified internist conducting the interview. Each podcast guest brings an advanced knowledge of a topic and shares “clinical pearls” during an educational and engaging discussion.
Made up of a national network spanning >20 different institutions, this podcast features the voices of students, residents and clinical educators from across the United States.
8. The EMG Health Podcast
Host: Jonathan Sackier, MD & guest hosts
Listen here: Podcast — European Medical Journal (emjreviews.com)
The EMG Health Podcast aims to lead conversations around the latest trends and innovations in the world of healthcare. It features insights from thought leaders on topics grounded in medical disciplines such as dermatology, urology, reproductive health oncology and more.
Jonathan Sackier, MD is a regular host of THE EMG Health Podcast and an experienced executive, physician, entrepreneur and inventor. He trained in Britain as a pilot and surgeon and helped pioneer the laparoscopic surgery revolution. As the founding partner of several successful start-ups, he is recognized as an industry leader bringing several products from “bench to bedside.”
Host: HIMSS Media editorial team
Listen here: https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/himsscast/
HIMSSCAST is a weekly news and analysis podcast that covers digital health, health tech and healthcare finance. Each week guests from around the health tech industry are invited to discuss major news stories or trends, such as the role AI can play in health equality, in segments that last around ~15-30 minutes.
HIMSSCAST is produced and hosted by the HIMSS Media editorial team behind Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews and Healthcare Finance News.
10. Bedside Rounds
Host: Adam Rodman, MD
Listen here: http://bedside-rounds.org/category/podcasts/
Launched in 2014, Bedside Rounds is a medical podcast that uses history to understand and assess today’s clinical treatments and procedures. The episodes use narrative-based stories to explore the past and trace the intellectual, social and cultural currents that have shaped modern medicine.
The host of Bedside Rounds, Adam Rodman, MD, is an internal medicine physician and medical educator. His podcast operates as an extension of the teaching he does in wards, simulation labs and classrooms.