134 episodes

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 Media. 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.

Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary OffScrip Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 247 Ratings

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 Media. 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: Falling Birth Rates, Expat Vaccinations, and Potential COVID Surges in the South

    VAX ON: Falling Birth Rates, Expat Vaccinations, and Potential COVID Surges in the South

    In this episode of VAXON, Matthew Zachary and Elura Nanos delve into reports of a falling U.S. birth rate, and a surprising COVID update from southern states. They also debate an unexpectedly polarizing topic about ex-pats.

    • 30 min
    Introducing: The Cancer Mavericks

    Introducing: The Cancer Mavericks

    Most people don’t know that you’re considered a cancer survivor at the moment of diagnosis. It wasn’t always this way. Sixty years ago, a cancer diagnosis was a death sentence. And if you did survive, you were left to figure out the rest of your life on your own.

    But some survivors demanded something different, something better.

    From OffScrip Media, this is The Cancer Mavericks, a deep-dive narrative into the people who fought for better treatment, forced doctors to listen, and pushed America to see the human side of the disease.

    Episodes of this series will publish monthly through the end of December 2021 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971. For more information, visit https://cancermavericks.com.

    • 43 min
    VAX ON: Pandemic Puppies, Potential Patches, and the Pandemic's Origin

    VAX ON: Pandemic Puppies, Potential Patches, and the Pandemic's Origin

    Join Elura and Matt as they take turns blowing each others’ minds with the latest COVID news. From an incredible new alternative to injections to pandemic puppy propaganda, they’ve got what you need to know. Plus, some relevant 90s trivia and the Biden administration’s efforts to get to the bottom of the pandemic’s origin.

    • 29 min
    Introducing: The Cancer Mavericks

    Introducing: The Cancer Mavericks

    Most people don’t know that you’re considered a cancer survivor at the moment of diagnosis. It wasn’t always this way. Sixty years ago, a cancer diagnosis was a death sentence. And if you did survive, you were left to figure out the rest of your life on your own. But some survivors demanded something different, something better. From OffScrip Media, this is Cancer Mavericks, a deep-dive narrative into the people who fought for better treatment, forced doctors to listen, and pushed America to see the human side of the disease. For more information about this series, visit https://cancermavericks.com.

    • 4 min
    Hippocrates Shrugged: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

    Hippocrates Shrugged: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients

    Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of Kaiser Permanente, host of the podcast, "Fixing Healthcare," and a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford. He joins me to talk about his new book, "Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients" — you know, an uplifting story — which is tackling head-on issues well beyond physician burnout and the flawed culture that guides medical professionals in their practice. He's also one of the more vocal and outspoken expatriates from our fabulously broken healthcare ecosystem who is fueled by, among other things, having had family members die unnecessarily due to hospital errors. This is Hippocrates Shrugged if there ever were such a metaphor. Enjoy the show.

    • 31 min
    Frenetic Genius with Double Dare Champion Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP

    Frenetic Genius with Double Dare Champion Jamie Wells, MD, FAAP

    Dr. Jamie Wells is many things, but boring is not one of them. Prepare yourself for some frenetic genius conversation with the newly-appointed Director of the Research Science Institute (RSI) collaboratively sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE). What's more, she is on the Leadership Council member of The Wistar Institute, an Advisor to the Global Blockchain Business Council, and an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University's School of Biomedical Engineering. But what's most important about Jaime has nothing to do with any of that because she's a Nickelodeon Double Dare Champion and friend of Marc Sommers. Need I say more? Strap in for a conversation filled with so much IQ that you may need to listen to it backward like a Led Zepplin album for it to make sense. No, but seriously, she's going to blow your mind.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Teenie Lee ,

Phenomenal

Just listened to Frenetic Genius and Double Champion Jamie Wells, MD, It was inspiring, brilliantly executed, and thoughtful. The comradely felt by the listeners gave the interview a very relatable tone. Love the information given and the questions asked. Fantastic podcast!

Author David Richman ,

Must Subscribe!

Matt’s podcast is truly one of a kind. I was a guest recently and Matt is - by far - one of the best interviewers/commentators/listeners/connectors….I could go on…that exists today. This podcast must be on the top of your queue at all times. Thank you, Matt…you are shaping reality.

memali108 ,

Insightful and funny

Matthew is a wonderful interviewer . . . funny, real, nuanced . . . drawing out authentic wisdom from his listeners and really being of service to the listener. Check it out!

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