The definitive no-BS podcast about how to make healthcare suck less. Join award-winning host Matthew Zachary every Tuesday and Thursday where he and his guests put a humorous spin on breaking down the jargon, using fewer syllables, and speaking human about what's wrong and what we can all do to make it less horrible. Matthew Zachary is a 25+ year cancer survivor and the CEO and Co-Founder of OffScrip Health. He also founded Stupid Cancer and created the first health podcast called The Stupid Cancer Show, which amassed a global listenership with over 4 million listens and counting. People Magazine calls him "the people's voice" in healthcare.
Vax On: Thanksgiving Is Back!
In this episode, Matthew Zachary, Elura Nanos, and guest Amanda Ferraro discuss what they are thankful for, what they’ll be eating on Thanksgiving day, and how to avoid contracting COVID-19.
How to Survive a WTF Whirlwind And Live To Tell About It
Amanda Ferraro is the Iron Woman of cancer survivorship. She’s endured a WTF whirlwind — double pneumonia, seven brain surgeries to treat a cyst on her cerebellum, hydrocephalus, appendicitis, acute myeloid leukemia, and various complications related to those illnesses. But Amanda lived to tell the tale. She started a blog called “Cancer is an A*****e,” which she expanded into a podcast. Amanda continues to share her story, advocates for patients and runs a nonprofit, all while fighting chronic health problems and being a mom.
Vax On: Big Bird Beef and Some Venison on the Side
In this episode of Vax On, Matthew Zachary and Elura Nanos discuss an unexpected Twitter feud about the COVID-19 vaccine. They also discuss scientific evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has been spreading explosively among our woodland friends across the United States.
Introducing "The Cycle," a Rockstar Podcast about Endometriosis
Today I talk to Melissa Boudreau, endometriosis advocate and the latest podcasting rockstar to join OffScrip Health. It took years of suffering the debilitating effects of endometriosis and a battery of unrelated tests before Melissa would finally get diagnosed with the disease. That’s because endometriosis isn’t talked about. Despite the fact that one in ten women have it, it takes an average of 7 to 10 years for most women to get diagnosed. Melissa is working to change that. She started the podcast "The Cycle" to get the conversation going and help endo patients share their stories.
Cancer Mavericks Goes To Hollywood
For decades, the portrayal of cancer in movies and television was grim. If a character was diagnosed with cancer, it was a near certainty they'd be dead by the credits. But, like cancer treatment itself, Hollywood evolved, and many storylines about cancer became stories of survival. In this episode, we ask the question, "Who influences us and why?" From musicians to television stars, film producers to televised cancer screenings, when celebrities lend their voices to raising awareness and fundraising, that kind of star power can move mountains. Join us as we hear from voices such as actor Patrick Dempsey, StandUp2Cancer Co-Founders Katie Couric, Pam Williams, the late Laura Ziskin. Also appearing in this episode: Steven Hoffman (Professor of Global Health Law and Political Science at York University in Toronto, Canada,) Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov (Director of Internal Medicine for Cancer Survivors at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute,) Kami Kosenko (Professor of Communication at North Carolina State University,) and Milton Kent (Former reporter and sports columnist for The Baltimore Sun). For more information about this series, visit https://CancerMavericks.com.
Vax On: The beginning of the end of a Pandemic and New York is Back!
In this episode of Vax On, Matthew Zachary and Andrew MacDowell discuss scientists' predictions on the COVID-19 pandemic. They also talk about the U.S. opening its borders for international travel and Sermo poll on an unexpected COVID-19 treatment.
I love this podcast!
Matthew Zachary is one of the best hosts out there, along with being uplifting and hilarious. Every guest has something powerful to share and MZ knows exactly how to bring their best to light.
Dynamic & heart felt
Love the way MZ brings out the best of those he interviews. The episode on nutrition and cancer is powerful, informative and has the trademark humor.
Authentic and Paradigm-Shifting are Understatements!
MZ has an entirely unique way of making difficult or polarizing topics accessbile to anyone from any walk of life. Out of Patients is a show that everyone-cancer survivor, loved one, healthy one, sick one, academic, tradesman, healthcare worker, artist, etc-... NEEDS to subscribe to. It makes the difficult digestible, it brings realworld experts together to talk and innovate. If we all want to see a measurable improvment in research, healthcare and patient access, then we need to start making these difficult topics mainstream to find common ground.
THIS is what the world needs right now!