Each episode, sometimes academics, Courtney Hempton and Chris Mayes take an undisciplined dive (i.e. bellyflop) into the underwater caverns of history, ethics and politics of health. They are joined by a cocktail of erudite, cantankerous and more qualified guests to talk through everything from the history of feminist bioethics to why acronyms are a curse and unnecessary evil. Plus, they break down the latest biopolitical news, discuss #bioethicstwitter bin-fires, and dig up forgotten gems from the archive. New episodes drop every Thursday.
Moral Distress & Conscientious Objection: Season finale
In this season finale cliff-hanger, Chris and Courtney discuss moral distress, conscientious objection, nursing ethics, and the biopolitics of medical consensus. Plus, Chris's Mum makes an appearance to discuss some ethical dilemmas faced by nurses in...
Bioethics in Asia, immunity passports & being-with-others during an outbreak - talking with Voo Teck Chuan
In this episode we talking with philosopher and bioethicists, Voo Teck Chuan from the Centre for Biomedical Ethics in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. We discuss the idea of Asian bioethics or bioethics in...
Are people stupid? Talking with Jane Brophy about medical tourism, cruise ships & hygiene theater
In this episode we talk with Jane Brophy about why the assumption that people are stupid does not adequately explain complex social phenomena. We also discuss Jane's work on stem cell tourism in China, the allure of cruise ships post-COVID, and the new...
Intersex rights, medical norms & celebrating difference - talking with Morgan Carpenter
In this episode we talk with Morgan Carpenter, a bioethicist and co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia. We discuss Intersex rights, the power of medical language, diagnosis and interventions, and the intersectional politics and ethics...
Catholic bioethics in a secular age: COVID, vaccines, & care
In this episode we talk with Dr Dan Fleming, group manager of ethics and formation for St Vincent’s Health Australia. We discuss Catholic bioethics in end-of-life care, the Sydney Archbishops' letter to the Prime Minister regarding the ethics of the...
Histories of law, the coroner and the dead - talking with Marc Trabsky
In this episode Chris and Courtney talk with Marc Trabsky, author of "Law and the Dead: Technology, Relations and Institutions". They discuss the changing role of the coroner across history, relationship between record-keeping and law, and Trabsky's...
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This very interesting podcast allows experts who work across a number of disciplines to share their insights into a range of topics. The hosts allow their guests freedom to speak, while using their own across disciplines (undisciplinary) perspective to take the conversations to unexpected places. Humorous, educational, illuminating. Well worth listening to.