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The Nocturnists

The Nocturnists is an award-winning, independent medical storytelling podcast, hosted by Emily Silverman, MD. We share stories that aim to humanize healthcare and foster meaningful public dialogue about the practice of medicine. Each episode brings the humanity of healthcare workers to the fore, from stories told at The Nocturnists live shows, to raw audio diary recordings in our special documentary series, to insightful conversations with authors and filmmakers whose work intersects with health and medicine. Welcome to our community.

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Jun 15, 2023

In honor of Juneteenth this year, we're re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from our 2020 Black Voices in Healthcare series – Episode 7. "Standout."

Have you ever looked around and realized you were the only one? Standing out in the crowd can be hard, but it might just be your superpower.

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Jun 1, 2023

Emily speaks with physician, public health professor, and author Michael Stein about his recent book Me vs. Us: A Health Dividedwhich explains why the U.S. focuses on individualized health rather than public health, and the importance of considering populations, prevention, and policy.

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