Apr 13, 2021
Many of us have had to imagine dreaded scenarios for the death of a loved one with dementia. But few have done so with as much cinematic ingenuity and depth of affection as our next guest.
In this episode, Emily talks to Kirsten Johnson, the veteran cinematographer and award-winning documentary filmmaker of the film
Feb 9, 2021
More and more Americans are choosing to die at home in the care of a loved one. But who takes care of the caregiver?
In today's episode, Emily talks to Dr. Jessica Zitter, a critical care and palliative care specialist, about her award-winning directorial debut film, Caregiver: A Love Story.
Hosted by Emily Silverman.
Feb 2, 2021
Emily sits down with Danielle Spencer to discuss her book Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity which, in identifying and naming the concept of metagnosis, brings the study of healthcare into conversation with the discourse on identity. In doing so, this extraordinary new work in narrative...
Jan 26, 2021
Our lungs connect us to our innermost selves, the outside world, and each other.
In this episode, Emily talks to pulmonologist Dr. Michael Stephen, author of Breath Taking: What Our Lungs Teach Us About Our Origins, Ourselves, and Our Future.
Michael Stephen is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Adult...
Jan 19, 2021
Emily talks to biographer Janice Nimura about her new book, The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine, which examines the complicated and exceptional lives of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, the first and third female physicians in the United States, two women who...