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We are The Nocturnists, a San Francisco-based independent medical storytelling community. Since 2016, we’ve produced over a dozen live storytelling shows in the Bay Area and New York City, three seasons of our podcast, and two special audio diary series: "Stories from a Pandemic" and "Black Voices in Healthcare."
Welcome to our community.

The Nocturnists The Nocturnists

    • Medicine
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

We are The Nocturnists, a San Francisco-based independent medical storytelling community. Since 2016, we’ve produced over a dozen live storytelling shows in the Bay Area and New York City, three seasons of our podcast, and two special audio diary series: "Stories from a Pandemic" and "Black Voices in Healthcare."
Welcome to our community.

    Ashley McMullen and Kimberly Manning On Black Voices in Healthcare

    Ashley McMullen and Kimberly Manning On Black Voices in Healthcare

    In this special hour-long episode, host Ashley McMullen and executive producer Kimberly Manning discuss the making of the series Black Voices in Healthcare.

    Illustrations by Ashley Floréal.

    Original music by Janaé E.

    This series is brought to you by the California Medical Association, the California Health Care Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and donations from our listeners.

    Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Black Voices in Healthcare: Birth

    Black Voices in Healthcare: Birth

    There is unspeakable anxiety that comes with bringing forth Black life in a world that takes Black lives with impunity. Our series began with a reflection on the death of George Floyd. We end our series with an episode about birth. Even in the midst of tragedy, somewhere, somehow, new life is beginning.

    Illustrations by Ashley Floreal.

    Original music by Janae E.

    Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!

    • 40 min
    Black Voices in Healthcare: Touch

    Black Voices in Healthcare: Touch

    From the physical exams we conduct to diagnose disease, to the reassuring handshakes before a surgical procedure, human touch is absolutely fundamental to the work we do in healthcare.

    Illustrations by Ashley Floréal.

    Original music by Janaé E.

    This series is brought to you by the California Medical Association, the California Health Care Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and donations from our listeners.

    Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!

    • 31 min
    Black Voices in Healthcare: Standout

    Black Voices in Healthcare: Standout

    Have you ever found yourself looking around in a meeting or a class only to realize that you are the only one? Standing out in the crowd can be hard, but it might just be your superpower.

    Illustrations by Ashley Floréal.

    Original music by Janaé E.

    This series is brought to you by the California Medical Association, the California Health Care Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and donations from our listeners.

    Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!

    • 35 min
    Black Voices in Healthcare: Becoming

    Black Voices in Healthcare: Becoming

    Some move through the world with laser focus. Others are swept into the future by forces of fate. This week we hear about the roads you've taken. Or the roads that have taken you...

    Illustrations by Ashley Floréal.

    Original music by Janaé E.

    Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!

    • 42 min
    Black Voices in Healthcare: Pandemic

    Black Voices in Healthcare: Pandemic

    Pandemics don’t just wreak havoc on bodies, they create shockwaves that, sooner or later,  touch every corner of our being.

    This week we asked you all to tell us about your experience of COVID.

    Featuring "Heart Shaped Box" by Amber Mark (covering Nirvana).

    Illustrations by Ashley Floréal.

    Original music by Janaé E.

    Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Melanie -Ann ,

Touch episode

I wonder if the perfume the young medical student’s grandmother wore was Anais Anais. Would be wonderful if she could identify the scent. Love the podcast.

Miss__Annie ,

Delightful

What a superbly orchestrated podcast. The stories are so elegantly told. The transitions are done with unique musical bars and the interview is so authentic. This is one of my favorite podcasts... and I’m a podcast connoisseur. Thank you!

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