7 episodes

6,000 miles away from home in Bangkok, Holly Dejsupa is just another third culture kid struggling through medical school. In class, she learns bizarre stuff like why the ER is busier on Valentine’s Day and why cheese can give you nightmares. Outside of class, she has cool conversations with much cooler people (“history-taking”, she calls it). Thus, THAT MED KID is a crockpot celebrating the weird and wonderful.

THAT MED KID Holly Dejsupa

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6,000 miles away from home in Bangkok, Holly Dejsupa is just another third culture kid struggling through medical school. In class, she learns bizarre stuff like why the ER is busier on Valentine’s Day and why cheese can give you nightmares. Outside of class, she has cool conversations with much cooler people (“history-taking”, she calls it). Thus, THAT MED KID is a crockpot celebrating the weird and wonderful.

    Digging Up Dirt on Earwax

    Digging Up Dirt on Earwax

    Practicing otoscopy during my ENT placement made me curious as to why my predominantly Caucasian colleagues had very different earwax to me. Well, a single base change in the ABCC11 gene, and voila -- we have our wet and dry earwax types that each dominate in different ethnicities. In this episode, I explore the molecular genetic history of earwax (shoutout to mostly the Japanese for this research), what selective advantages dry earwax may have, and the very compelling link between wet earwax and smellier pits after gym class...

    • 22 min
    'Til Death Do Us Part...For Now

    'Til Death Do Us Part...For Now

    Watching “Crazy Rich Asians” got me wondering where the passionate spirit of lifelong commitment originated from. A mere 3% of mammals display monogamy, and only just 1000 years ago have humans joined on in this minority. In this episode, I focus on the evolutionary puzzle of the “one partner for life” mentality in humans, and its fascinating consequences on society.
    Papers referenced and more: https://thatmedkid.com/podcast/

    • 10 min
    Gee Sutthirak (จี๋ สุทธิรักษ์) | Interview

    Gee Sutthirak (จี๋ สุทธิรักษ์) | Interview

    Thai actor, radio presenter, and Studio Ghibli enthusiast, this is Gee Sutthirak. On this lovely Sunday afternoon, we have a conversation about retaining individuality & integrity within the industry, his detachment to social media, and trying out questionable advice from Bad Boys. 
    Disclaimer: This interview is mostly in Thai.

    • 37 min
    Mastorn Shaipanich (มาศธร ชัยพานิช) | Interview

    Mastorn Shaipanich (มาศธร ชัยพานิช) | Interview

    Emergency surgeon, son of one of the Founders of Samitivej Hospital, and proud father of seven cats, this is Mastorn Shaipanich. On this rather busy Friday morning of July 20th, 2018 (as you can tell by the number of phone-calls he gets during this interview), here’s a conversation exploring the pressures of having a nationally-known surgeon father in Thailand, the importance of having friends who attended lectures, and the alarming issue of which of his seven cats he’d save first.

    • 31 min
    Sweet Dreams Are Made Of...Cheese?

    Sweet Dreams Are Made Of...Cheese?

    Ever had a weird nightmare after eating a cheese toastie? In this episode, I explore the link between cheese and dreams (if you want trippy dreams, eat Stilton!) as well as its strange connection to Parkinson's disease.
    Papers referenced and more: https://thatmedkid.com/podcast/

    • 8 min
    Abhisit Vejjajiva (อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ) | Interview

    Abhisit Vejjajiva (อภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีวะ) | Interview

    Politician, former 27th Prime Minister of Thailand, and current Leader of the Democrat Party of Thailand, this is Abhisit Vejjajiva. The rather delightful coincidence of interviewing him on Nelson Mandela International Day, we discuss his unquestionable determination to do better for the people of Thailand, his inspiring resilience in both values & routine, and even his favourite superhero.

    • 34 min

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