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A podcast of experts and everyday people. Dr. Westfall delves into topics through the lens of human behavior and the science of psychiatry. Some podcasts are live excerpts from Oh Brother Radio show at www.bhammountainradio.com.

Let's Think On It Mark Westfall MD

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    • 4.6 • 20 Ratings

A podcast of experts and everyday people. Dr. Westfall delves into topics through the lens of human behavior and the science of psychiatry. Some podcasts are live excerpts from Oh Brother Radio show at www.bhammountainradio.com.

    Black Lives, Neo-Diversity, And Social Psychology

    Black Lives, Neo-Diversity, And Social Psychology

    Join Dr. Westfall and the Lochamy Brothers as we host an expert on Diversity training. Rupert Nacoste PhD joins us from NC State to help educate listeners about the Social Psychology approach to Neo-Diversity. Nacoste is a a professor and author with years of personal and professional experience on mediating the race discussion. His path toward racial resolution began in in his 20's while in the Navy, negotiating peace during a race riot onboard a Nuclear vessel at sea. Listeners will love his rational, logical, and caring approach. His personality beams through the airwaves and the subject matter could not be more timely.

    • 51 min
    On Growing Up Black In The U.S.

    On Growing Up Black In The U.S.

    (We suggest as a foundation for this topic that you listen to the re-release of our podcast on "Race Relations - Brain Bias".)
    In this segment, please join Dr. Westfall and OH Brother Radio for three intriguing interviews and open, frank conversation about being black in America. We are joined by individuals from Birmingham Alabama who share their unique experiences. Alva Toney, Brandon Waller, and Annie Allen help demonstrate how Individual conversations help us to break down the group barriers that naturally occur in society. Raw and moving, this segment is a must listen to anyone who is trying to wrap their head around the racial tensions and discord that exists in our country. It is one small step toward healing, but an example of how to listen and learn about others' experiences. If each of us were to exchange thoughts with someone outside of our natural group, we would slowly lower the unhealthy walls that exist due to race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Please join us in this pursuit by listening to these three short stories.
     

    Race Relations - Brain Bias (Re-release)

    Race Relations - Brain Bias (Re-release)

    This is a re-release of a 2016 podcast on race relations that is very pertinent for 2020's Black Lives Movement. We think this is a foundational podcast episode for those beginning to tackle this topic. In this segment we discuss the TED talk by Verna Myers, and learn about her perspective on our natural racial biases as exemplified by the Implicit Association Test. You can take the test online and join the thought process for yourself.

    • 52 min
    Coronavirus COVID-19 -From viral biology to human psychology

    Coronavirus COVID-19 -From viral biology to human psychology

    With degrees in literature and biology, Steven Austad relays scientific information in a manner that all can follow. He is the Biology Department Chair at UAB and a regular on the Oh Brother Radio Show. He is joined by Let's Think On It host, psychiatrist Mark Westfall, for a broad conversation about aspects of the Novel Coronavirus and its effects on society.

    Get the Facts : Birmingham Mayor and AL State Representative discuss latest government responses to Coronavirus

    Get the Facts : Birmingham Mayor and AL State Representative discuss latest government responses to Coronavirus

    This is a recording of an interview taken from an Oh Brother Radio segment on Birmingham Mountain Radio. It is being released as a podcast on Let's Think On It as a public service to provide factual accounts of what the governmental responses to the Coronavirus are as of March 19th 2020.

    Coronavirus COVID-19 - Quest for a vaccine

    Coronavirus COVID-19 - Quest for a vaccine

    Host Mark Westfall MD interviews Virus researcher Landon Westfall PhD about the novel coronavirus. Landon is a researcher at Southern Research in Birmingham AL and is charged with trying to create a vaccine for this novel coronavirus among other viruses he studies. Landon has a wealth of knowledge and is an entertaining educator. Listen in to expand your understanding and lower your anxiety about this new virus.

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Suicide

Hi, I love the podcast! It’s been very helpful but I would love to hear an episode on how to process the suicide of a loved one.

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Fantastic

Excellent topics covered with care, empathy, and a bunch of knowledge. I look forward to driving now so I can listen to it.

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Excellent episode

Great job discussing a tough topic. Abby Litovsky and Dr. Westfall can really explain the most difficult issues in an empathic, candid, helpful way.

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