9 episodes

Humans tell stories to make sense of birthing and dying and everything in between. Defining Moments Podcast showcases stories about living well in the midst of inescapable illness, suffering, and hardship. Episodes feature an eclectic group of guests who share moments of uncertainty, innovation, and resilience. Host Dr. Lynn Harter draws on twenty years of experience in health contexts to spark conversations that move between personal anecdotes and societal health challenges. Each segment is accompanied by articles published in Health Communication and other online resources. Defining Moments Podcast disrupts the silence that too often surrounds vulnerability, and allows narrators and audiences to imagine new normals.

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    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Humans tell stories to make sense of birthing and dying and everything in between. Defining Moments Podcast showcases stories about living well in the midst of inescapable illness, suffering, and hardship. Episodes feature an eclectic group of guests who share moments of uncertainty, innovation, and resilience. Host Dr. Lynn Harter draws on twenty years of experience in health contexts to spark conversations that move between personal anecdotes and societal health challenges. Each segment is accompanied by articles published in Health Communication and other online resources. Defining Moments Podcast disrupts the silence that too often surrounds vulnerability, and allows narrators and audiences to imagine new normals.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Hayley R. S. ,

A necessity for all to hear

This podcast is a necessity for all to hear. Dr. Lynn Harter, Professor Bethany Johnson and Dr. Margaret Quinlan dive into Professor Johnson and Dr. Quinlan’s new book You’re Doing It Wrong in attempt to investigate the history of expertise in mothering and media. Through examining the common concerns that new mothers have, and analyzing how they have been answered in historical texts, and social media analysis as well as conducting in depth interviews with experts. Johnson and Quinlan have created a unique book, one that is not an advice or a parenting book, but rather a book which helps readers contextualize information they are given. In a society where anyone who has access to a computer and can appear confident with the advice they are giving, it can be hard for caregivers to understand what is helpful or harmful information. Johnson and Quinlan recognize their privilege via their cis gender, racial and socio-economic identity and work to include diverse experiences among those they interviewed, as well as learning how to bypass social media algorithms to access diverse information which allowed them to develop a book that relates to all who read it.

Abi_eeze_in_tha_trap ,

Amazing - Step Into My World

Amazing work by Lynn Harter and her team and guests. Thank you for sharing a viewpoint of my world. So thankful for you being a voice to those who cannot.

TWOhioU ,

Phenomenal and Innovative

Defining moments is innovative and inspiring...moving stories across platforms and contexts.

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