1:2:1 Podcast

  • 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.


  • Days are long, years are short: Paul Kalanithi on time

    In this 1:2:1 podcast, Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi opens up about his battle with terminal lung cancer and how he is facing his own mortality.


  • Steven Brill on "America's Bitter Pill"

    In his new book, "America's Bitter Pill, Steven Brill reignites a conversation about health care in America.


  • Seth Ammerman on the AAP's stance against marijuana legalization

    In this 1:2:1 podcast, adolescent medicine specialist Seth Ammerman, MD, discusses the AAP’s stance on youth and marijuana.


  • Mehrdad Ayati on the "Paths to Healthy Aging"

    Stanford geriatrician Mehrdad Ayati, MD, calls his new book Paths to Healthy Aging a simple workbook and is aimed at the accessible reader who wants basic information about aging. Co-written with his wife, Hope Azarani, PhD, the book is about creating a lifestyle that will lead readers towards the path of a happy and healthy aging process.


  • 'Brain on Fire': Susannah Cahalan and her month of madness

    With the precision of an investigative journalist, Susannah Cahalan reconstructed what happened in her memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.


  • Shaili Jain, MD, on her family legacy and PTSD

    In her clinical practice, Shaili Jain, MD, works with veterans suffering from PTSD who are returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She spearheads a pilot program based on veterans supporting veterans, aptly called the Peer Support Program.


  • James Lock on family-based therapy for anorexia

    During this podcast, Stanford eating disorder expert James Lock, MD, PhD, discusses how parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia.


  • 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.


  • Max Aguilera-Hellweg on the art of photography

    Max Aguilera-Hellweg apprenticed with the famed photographer Annie Liebovitz at Rolling Stone magazine when he was 18 years old. At age 43, he received his medical degree. Surgical photography is just one of his specialties.


  • Mike Stobbe on the decline of the Surgeon General

    The post of U.S. surgeon general has remained vacant for nearly a year. So it raises the question: Does the role of the nation’s top doctor still matter? Associated Press medical reporter Mike Stobbe’s new book, Surgeon General’s Warning, argues that it does.


  • Sherry Wren and her journey back as a surgeon

    Two years ago, Stanford surgeon Sherry Wren, MD, had excruciating pain in her neck. The surgery to remove a ruptured disc resulted in a partial paralysis that temporarily derailed her career.


  • A conversation with CNN's Sanjay Gupta

    He’s CNN’s chief medical correspondent, and a neurosurgeon too. And now Sanjay Gupta is using his very public platform to talk about the benefits of medical marijuana, and the need to combat loneliness.


  • Dan Harris on being happier

    Would you like to be 10 percent happier? Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and weekend editions of Good Morning America, has achieved just that and perhaps more. In this podcast, he discusses his New York Times best-seller, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story."…


  • VJ Periyakoil on doctors and end-of-life directives

    A new study by VJ Periyakoil, MD, director of palliative care education and training at the Stanford School of Medicine, examined physicians' attitudes toward advance directives and found little has changed since the law's passage in 1990, with most saying they would continue to pursue aggressive treatment for terminally ill patients. In this podcast, Periyakoil discusses why doctors want one thing for themselves at the end of life and quite another for their patients.


  • Recharging old brains

    Stanford neuroscientist Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, has found that infusions of blood plasma from young mice improves memory and learning in old mice. In this podcast, Wyss-Coray, who is also a senior research career scientist at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, discusses the new study along with his plans to explore whether the findings could lead to treatments for brain diseases like Alzheimer's.