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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.

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    • 4.9 • 167 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 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.

    The Syllables Show with Vanessa Steil

    The Syllables Show with Vanessa Steil

    Today, I speak with board-certified patient advocate and thyroid cancer survivor Vanessa Steil. In 2014, Vanessa founded her company Living in Steil to help coach people through health crises and share what she learned during her experience with thyroid cancer at age 26. She also shares her perspective as a caregiver to someone living with cancer. Vanessa talks about the need to change how we talk about cancer, scan-xiety, antithyroglobulin levels, and other syllables.

    For more information, visit https://OffScrip.com and follow @MatthewZachary and @OffScripHealth on Twitter. 




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    • 25 min
    [ICYMI] The Cancer Mavericks: A History of Survivorship

    [ICYMI] The Cancer Mavericks: A History of Survivorship

    Pardon me for interrupting today's regularly scheduled episode of VAX ON here on the Out of Patients podcast feed. I promise it's for a good reason, namely, a rebroadcast — for those who may have missed it — of Episode One of The Cancer Mavericks: A History of Survivorship, our acclaimed 8-part narrative history series from 2021. Over 300,000 listeners can't be wrong, and it'd be a disservice not to ensure all of my incredible listeners were made aware of this highly ambitious passion project. 2021 was the 50th Anniversary of The National Cancer Act of 1971, passed by President Richard Nixon, that kicked off "The War on Cancer." What you're going to hear in this inaugural episode lays the fundamental groundwork for what has become the very idea of cancer advocacy in the modern era. This series has made a huge dent in society and culture, further demonstrating a most important key takeaway: Advocacy matters. Your voice matters, for it is the only thing that's ever changed anything. Enjoy Episode One of The Cancer Mavericks: A History of Survivorship. To experience the entire series, search for The Cancer Mavericks wherever you listen to your podcasts, and for more information, visit https://cancermavericks.com

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    • 43 min
    Welcome "Is It Serious?" to the OffScrip Podcast Network!

    Welcome "Is It Serious?" to the OffScrip Podcast Network!

    Today I talk to Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Jean Luc Neptune, two brilliant physicians and hosts of the new Offscrip Health podcast, Is It Serious? Mark is also a patient living with a hereditary tumor syndrome and brings his unique point of view from both sides of the exam table. JL is an entrepreneur and practices addiction medicine at his own company Suntra Modern Recovery. Through their conversations, they pull back the curtain on the American Healthcare system and share their doctor knowledge without all the complex doctor talk. Today, JL and I realize that we may or may not have been on the same flight that had to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City and Mark breaks into his Scottish brogue and recreates the opening scene from the movie Trainspotting. They’re smart. They’re funny. They’re passionate and they are coming to you weekly through their podcast, Is It Serious? on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    • 33 min
    Vax On: SCOTUS Leaks and COVID Peaks!

    Vax On: SCOTUS Leaks and COVID Peaks!

    Testing kit murals, boosters, and PPE.

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    • 30 min
    Clare Matschullat Is the Cancer Sherpa (No Questions Asked)

    Clare Matschullat Is the Cancer Sherpa (No Questions Asked)

    Today, I speak with Clare Matschullat, a self-described cancer sherpa. As someone who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a young person, Clare knows the emotional rollercoaster and logistical nightmares that come with a cancer diagnosis. That’s why she started her own business — Clare the Cancer Sherpa — to help guide patients through treatment, advocate on their behalf with providers, and walk them through the messy business of insurance reimbursements and other challenges. She wishes there wasn’t a need for her services, but until the broken healthcare system gets fixed, she’s here to help you navigate it. 

    For more information, visit https://OffScrip.com and follow @MatthewZachary, @VaxOnPod, and @OffScripHealth on Twitter. 




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    • 26 min
    Vax On: A Very Philosophical Episode

    Vax On: A Very Philosophical Episode

    Pandemic storytelling, China's constant lockdowns, and traveling sans masks.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

Amelia Randolph Campbell ,

You need this in your life!

This podcast absolutely belongs on your 'top shelf' of podcasts! What I appreciate most is the ‘real’ factor here…real conversations, real personalities, and so many stories that inform and inspire by way of an invigorating exploration into the healthcare world, and delightfully far beyond. Listening to Matthew and his guests is like sitting down to a beer with new friends, and coming away with a better mind and spirit because of it!

Tricia Brouk ,

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.

KPCKuhl ,

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.

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