10 episodes

An interview based podcast that discusses relatable topics of everyday life

Digging Deeper with Dr. Ben Leung Ben Leung

    • Society & Culture

An interview based podcast that discusses relatable topics of everyday life

    Episode 10 - Family Business

    Episode 10 - Family Business

    It's been a while but Digging Deeper is back.  In this episode, I talk to Matt Jauck of Marcraft Homes (local customs home builder) about working with his father in their family business.  He talks about how he got into the family business, his fathers influence, challenges of working with family members, best parts of his job, and the importance of relationships in his business.  

    • 41 min
    Episode 9 - This is Parenthood

    Episode 9 - This is Parenthood

    In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Brian Yang about parenthood and work/life balance.  Dr. Yang is a classmate of mine from undergraduate and medical school.  He is a practicing urologist with a very busy clinical practice who is also head of his division.  He and his wife are also parents to 3 young children age 3 - 11.  We discuss the importance of a good spouse in raising kids, importance of teaching 'themes' vs hard skills, how to discipline kids today, choosing private vs. public school, how to raise caring kids in the social media age, and some other lessons he has learned along the way.  This was a very insightful conversation with some laughs and good take home points from Brian.

    • 42 min
    Episode 8 - Financially Free MD!

    Episode 8 - Financially Free MD!

    This is the first 'Menage a Pod' on Digging Deeper!  In this episode, Dr. Razi Khan (from Episode 2) is back on Digging Deeper  we are joined by our friend, Dr. Kieran Nair.  Kieran is a hospitalist physician but also has interest in educating physicians about financial independence/investing/tax savings.  He has a website blog called www.financiallyfreeMD.com.  We have a lighthearted discussion about our exposure to finances and money growing up, how our mentality around finances have changed as we progressed in our career, some common financial pitfalls that physicians make, the best investment vehicles,  if there's such a thing as a financial expert, and what it means to be financially free.  Although this podcast discusses a lot of our experiences as physicians, I think there are some basic principles discussed that  are applicable to everybody.  

    • 47 min
    Episode 7 - The Measure of My Powers

    Episode 7 - The Measure of My Powers

    In this episode, I get to interview my godsister, Jackie Kai Ellis.  She is also my first celebrity guest!  Jackie was the founder of Beaucoup Bakery in Vancouver, BC as well as the Paris Tours.  She recently published her memoir called The Measure of My Powers.  It's an intimate look at the struggles she experienced in her marriage, her battle with depression, and how she healed herself by doing what she loves, Baking!!  We talk about our shared childhood memories, the struggles she experienced with depression, how she overcame her depression, her broken marriage and what she learned about herself, the satisfaction of pursuing her passion and opening up a bakery, and her future plans!!

    • 42 min
    Episode 6 - Hey Mr. DJ!

    Episode 6 - Hey Mr. DJ!

    In this episode, I spoke with my friend Allan Drakes, aka DJ Nemesis.  Allan has been DJing since the age of 17 in Montreal, QC.  We talked about our shared love of music particularly New Kack Swing, his musical influences growing up, how he got into DJing and playing local nightclubs, the difference between DJ's now and back in the 90's/00's, what makes a good DJ and finally, we discussed our top 5 hip hop artists of all time.  

    • 43 min
    Episode 5 - MMA as a metaphor for life

    Episode 5 - MMA as a metaphor for life

    In this episode, I spoke with my friend, Dr. Lawrence Yang, about his passion for MMA.  We discuss his roots in martial arts as a child and how it helped him develop self confidence to overcome bullying.  We also talk about how he fell in love with the world of MMA and the UFC, how he became involved with the BC Athletics Commission and his experience as a cageside physician for professional MMA events in Vancouver, his admiration for the dedication and humility of MMA fighters, and how MMA translates to his everyday life.

    • 36 min

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