Category Archives: podcast

GP Sceptics podcast 12: Doctors’ resilience

We grill the resilient Dr Genevieve Yates about what it takes for doctors to thrive in a tough environment. Work-life balance, as it turns out, might be a false dichotomy. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 11: Medically Unexplained Symptoms

We interview the Dutch GP who wrote the guide on the difficult art of dealing with patients whose symptoms persist after all reasonable efforts to diagnose them have failed. A fascinating topic because it is both common and perplexing. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 10: GPs at the Deep End

Dr Tim Senior discusses working with disadvantaged populations. Justin discusses anti-ageing (for mice). Liz cooks up her first ever special source. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 9: The Environment

Dr George Crisp from Doctors for the Environment Australia tackles the big questions. Are individual health interventions as effective as population ones, and should Justin wear lycra? Liz isn’t convinced. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 8: Marketing

Having trouble ‘selling’ lifestyle modification to your patients? Turns out that doctors can learn a lot from marketers, the sales experts. Continue reading

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GP sceptics podcast 7: EBM Hijacked!

Joined by our ‘third nerd’ Dr Casey Parker, we delve into the dark side of EBM. Have RCTs and p-values been hijacked? Evidence-based nerds should remain sceptical about their own weapons. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 6: Obesity – Christmas edition

A podcast on obesity – the perfect Christmas gift for GPs. Liz is doing a PhD on obesity management in general practice, so Justin mainly just listens in awe. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 5: Lyme disease…don’t get sold a lemon

Lyme disease down under – myth or legend? Prof Frank Bowden from ANU tells it from a sceptic’s perspective. Bonus talk: sentinel chickens and sex before sport. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics podcast 4: Addiction

Guest GP Dr Hester Wilson, drug & alcohol specialist, discusses baclofen for alcohol addiction. And sings opera. Continue reading

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GP Sceptics pod3: Pain

Sceptical medicos Justin and Liz take on the analgesics industry. And give various cognitive biases a run for their money. Continue reading

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