44 episodes

The Nocturnists is a live show and podcast where doctors tell stories from the world of medicine. Based in San Francisco and hosted by physician Emily Silverman, our show is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about health, disease, and human connection.

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The Nocturnists The Nocturnists

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    • 4.8, 302 Ratings

The Nocturnists is a live show and podcast where doctors tell stories from the world of medicine. Based in San Francisco and hosted by physician Emily Silverman, our show is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about health, disease, and human connection.

Welcome to the family.

    From the Nocturnists

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    • 1 min
    S4 E9: Stories from a Pandemic: Bad Trip

    S4 E9: Stories from a Pandemic: Bad Trip

    It takes surprisingly little for the human psyche to come undone. We know that the virus can’t survive when we isolate ourselves, the question is, can we survive the isolation? Today’s voices include an ER nurse, a medical student, a geriatrician, a maternal and fetal medicine fellow, a vaccine trial subject, a primary care doctor, a pediatrics medical resident, as well as some unexpected voices. This episode features Bill Conti’s Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky).

    • 30 min
    S4 E8: Stories from a Pandemic: Insomnia

    S4 E8: Stories from a Pandemic: Insomnia

    Over the past few weeks, there have been so many news articles about healthcare workers as heroes, or soldiers fighting the battle of coronavirus. For some people this language may ring true, but for others, this metaphor feels wrong. Who gets to tell this story? And how?

    This week you’ll hear voices from diarists based in CA, NY, NJ, MD, and PA. They include a geriatrician, a pediatric and an adult emergency physicians, an ER nurse, a hospitalist and historian of medicine, and two medical students.

    • 31 min
    S4 E7: Stories from a Pandemic: Exhale

    S4 E7: Stories from a Pandemic: Exhale

    We’ve been holding our breath for weeks now, waiting to turn some corner. While it’s still unclear what the future holds, this week we invite you to exhale, celebrate small wins, and prepare for whatever comes next. You’ll hear voices from North Carolina, Michigan, Maryland, Oklahoma, Colorado, and California, including those of a radiologist, a family practice doctor, an infectious disease researcher, meds-peds and internal medicine doctors, a neuroimmunology fellow, and a fourth year medical student

    • 30 min
    S4 E6: Stories from a Pandemic: Sick

    S4 E6: Stories from a Pandemic: Sick

    This week tackles what it means to be sick. You’ll hear from diarists from Michigan, Maryland, Ontario/Canada, Massachusetts, and California. You will hear from a meds/peds resident, a neuroimmunology fellow, a MICU nurse, two internal medicine residents, a primary care doctor, and an ob/gyn.

    • 29 min
    S4 E5: Stories from a Pandemic: Helpless

    S4 E5: Stories from a Pandemic: Helpless

    What is it like to be a healthcare worker forced to stand on the sidelines during a global pandemic? This week, you’ll hear from diarists from California, North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, and New York, including a primary care doctor, a travel nurse, a speech language pathologist, a pediatrician, an endocrinologist, and critical care doctor. Featuring the song Helpless by Neil Young.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

1994SM ,

Incredibly well done

I love this podcast and look forward to its new episodes weekly. They’ve done a fantastic job with the pandemic episodes - very real and raw. And as a medical student, listening to all the other seasons/episodes has been inspiring and really given me something to look forward to as well as help me become more mentally prepared (as much as possible, anyway). It’s been comforting to hear the human side of medicine from the people we consider the heroes, and realize that they too go through their fair share of self-doubt, second guessing, and challenges. Thank you for creating this podcast, I truly can’t recommend it enough!

mysunnyone ,

Profound

Personal stories deeply touching and sincerely human that lift up the soul and spirit. Perfectly beautiful music. Blending of the satisfaction of good work and the pain of loss beyond words. Thank you for presenting. I’m honored to be right there with you.

LizHillwriter ,

Powerful

These stories bring the pandemic home. So real and so strong. Thanks for bringing these stories to us and for ending these episodes with music.

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