164 episodes

The Nocturnists is an award-winning medical storytelling podcast, hosted by physician Emily Silverman. We feature personal stories from frontline clinicians, conversations with healthcare-related authors and art-makers, and special podcast documentary series such as “Post-Roe America,” “Shame in Medicine,” “Black Voices in Healthcare,” and “Stories from a Pandemic.” In 2024, we’ll be bringing you Season 6 of "Stories from the World of Medicine" and more "Conversations," as well as commencing production on a new series, "Uncertainty in Medicine." Our mission is to humanize healthcare and foster joy, wonder, and curiosity among clinicians and patients alike.

**Anthem Award winner, two-time Webby Award nominee, and Ambie Award finalist for Best Indie Podcast in 2023.**
Learn more at thenocturnists.com.

The Nocturnists The Nocturnists

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 559 Ratings

The Nocturnists is an award-winning medical storytelling podcast, hosted by physician Emily Silverman. We feature personal stories from frontline clinicians, conversations with healthcare-related authors and art-makers, and special podcast documentary series such as “Post-Roe America,” “Shame in Medicine,” “Black Voices in Healthcare,” and “Stories from a Pandemic.” In 2024, we’ll be bringing you Season 6 of "Stories from the World of Medicine" and more "Conversations," as well as commencing production on a new series, "Uncertainty in Medicine." Our mission is to humanize healthcare and foster joy, wonder, and curiosity among clinicians and patients alike.

**Anthem Award winner, two-time Webby Award nominee, and Ambie Award finalist for Best Indie Podcast in 2023.**
Learn more at thenocturnists.com.

    Conversations: Uché Blackstock, MD

    Conversations: Uché Blackstock, MD

    Dr. Uché Blackstock, an emergency medicine physician and health equity advocate, discusses her book "Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine." She shares personal stories about her family's journey in medicine, systemic racism and her work to create a more equitable healthcare. 
    Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com.
    The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association and donations from listeners like you.

    • 49 min
    Conversations: Luke Lortenzen and Mati Engel

    Conversations: Luke Lortenzen and Mati Engel

    Documentary filmmaker Luke Lorentzen and hospital chaplain Mati Engel discuss their award-winning film, "A Still Small Voice," which explores the rewards and challenges of providing spiritual care in the hospital setting.
    Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com.
    The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association and donations from listeners like you.
     

    • 33 min
    Conversations: Rachel Kowalsky, MD

    Conversations: Rachel Kowalsky, MD

    Pediatric ER physician and author Rachel Kowalsky discusses her short story, "The Delivery Boy," which is set in an ER and follows a young Guatemalan boy, alongside the team of clinicians who treat him. Rachel talks about how her experiences influence her writing and teaching in health humanities.
    "The Delivery Boy" is available to read online for free.
    Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com.
    The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association and donations from listeners like you.

    • 52 min
    Obituaries From My Father

    Obituaries From My Father

     
    When Dr. Augie Lindmark first started receiving obituaries in the mailbox, he wasn’t sure whether to be amused or afraid. But soon he discovers the identity of the sender, and enters into a rare an unexpected dialogue about aging and mortality. 
    Augie performed this story live at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis in April 2023, for an event on the theme of "REBIRTH" which The Nocturnists co-produced with the Center for the Art of Medicine.
    Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com.
    This episode of "Stories from the World of Medicine" is sponsored by The New York Zen Center. 
    This season of "Stories from the World of Medicine" is supported by The Physicians Foundation. The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association.

    • 47 min
    Labor and Loss

    Labor and Loss

    Physician Tiffany Albrecht jumped into “doing” mode when her beloved husband died – she ran a 5K, cleaned out her closet, and went on a hike. But when her son was finally born, she was overcome by a cathartic wave of emotions.
    Tiffany performed this story live at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis in April 2023, for an event on the theme of "REBIRTH" which The Nocturnists co-produced with the Center for the Art of Medicine.
    Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com.
    This episode of "Stories from the World of Medicine" is sponsored by The New York Zen Center. 
    This season of "Stories from the World of Medicine" is supported by The Physicians Foundation. The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association.

    • 45 min
    Growing Up

    Growing Up

    Psychiatrist Carson Brown was terrified to tell her mother that she was moving to Minnesota. But with inspiration from Carl Jung, and some of her own psychotherapy patients, she finds the courage to make the announcement, and feels her way into a new chapter of adulthood.
    Carson performed this story live at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis in April 2023, for an event on the theme of "REBIRTH" which The Nocturnists co-produced with the Center for the Art of Medicine.
    Find show notes, transcript, and more at thenocturnists.com.
    This episode of "Stories from the World of Medicine" is sponsored by The New York Zen Center. 
    This season of "Stories from the World of Medicine" is supported by The Physicians Foundation. The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
559 Ratings

559 Ratings

Tjnavrn ,

Best podcast Discovery in ‘23

I was alerted to this pod from another listen to. I gave it a try and immediately fell in love. The topics are pertinent, but not what you hear elsewhere. Discussions are thoughtful and from a different perspective.

jenorbit ,

Love the Nocturnist

I’m a social worker who works in the suicide prevention field, and also lives with disability and chronic illnesses. Dr. Silverman, Dr. Block and all your eloquent (and when warranted, humorous) guests do a wonderful job letting people into the intimate world of provider/pt interaction through the beautiful medium of storytelling. Thank you so much for such a lovely and lyrical podcast.

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Love the podcast!

I’m a clinical social worker and the intersection of politics and healthcare is my jam! Thank you for the podcast.

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