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Playlist: The Nocturnists's Portfolio

Stories from the world of medicine. Credit: Lindsay Mound
Image by: Lindsay Mound 
Stories from the world of medicine.

Stories are powerful. They can be used to erase, simplify, dehumanize, and subjugate. But they can also be used to empower, demystify, create empathy, and remind us of the beautiful, messy humanity that binds us to each other. If people in healthcare are going to engage each other in honest, vulnerable conversation about race, fostering these gut-level connections is essential.

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S1 E8 Even The Morgue Has a Wait List

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 30:10

Hospital administrator Galen Laserson recounts the time she got an unexpected call in the middle of the night, which prompted her to learn all about the hospital's underbelly and logistics of death.

S1_e8_small Hospital administrator Galen Laserson recounts the time she got an unexpected call in the middle of the night, which prompted her to learn all about the hospital's underbelly and logistics of death.

S1 E9 Too Important to Die

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 36:33

Cardiologist Dhruv Kazi recounts the heart-stopping tale of an emergency medical encounter in North Korea.

S1_e9_small Cardiologist Dhruv Kazi recounts the heart-stopping tale of an emergency medical encounter in North Korea.

S1 E7 Missing It

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 30:04

The electronic medical record and a list of to-dos distract family medicine resident Milana Pebenito from her patient's impending death.

S1_e7_small The electronic medical record and a list of to-dos distract family medicine resident Milana Pebenito from her patient's  impending death.

S1 E6 That's Ninja Doc To You

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 32:47

Hospitalist Meghan O'Brien recounts the frustration of caring for a homeless patient who would rather be on the streets.

S1_e6_small Hospitalist Meghan O'Brien recounts the frustration of caring for a homeless patient who would rather be on the streets.

S1 E5 I Am Enough

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 23:16

Grand Smith, chief resident in internal medicine at UCSF, recounts the story of his first code blue.

S1_e5_small Grand Smith, chief resident in internal medicine at UCSF, recounts the story of his first code blue.

S1 E4 Not Always Wonderful

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 34:33

In the hospital, pediatrician Dana Gal struggles with a young patient who asserts her autonomy in ways that are frustrating, and even dangerous.

S1_e4_small In the hospital, pediatrician Dana Gal struggles with a young patient who asserts her autonomy in ways that are frustrating, and even dangerous.

S1 E3 Out Of The Way

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 29:25

Hospitalist Ann Knapp navigates her own doubts and assumptions when her patient, a ninety-year-old man, states he wants to die -- today.

S1_e3_small Hospitalist Ann Knapp navigates her own doubts and assumptions when her patient, a ninety-year-old man, states he wants to die -- today.

S1 E2 A Great Many Things More

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 29:46

Sirisha Narayana, a hospital internal medicine physician, discusses her strong identity as a physician, and how it collided with her other identities, until one of her interns made a simple observation in the hospital.

S1_e2_small Sirisha Narayana, a hospital internal medicine physician, discusses her strong identity as a physician, and how it collided with her other identities, until one of her interns made a simple observation in the hospital.

S1 E1 Recognition

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 29:31

Ben Lerman, an emergency medicine physician, describes how his ability to empathize with his patients deteriorated throughout his medical training, and how a chance encounter with a patient outside the hospital helped him set himself back on track.

S1_e1_small Ben Lerman, an emergency medicine physician, describes how his ability to empathize with his patients deteriorated throughout his medical training, and how a chance encounter with a patient outside the hospital helped him set himself back on track.

Season 1 Trailer

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 02:58

The Nocturnists, hosted by Emily Silverman, explores stories from the world of medicine.

Square_logo-itunes_small The Nocturnists, hosted by Emily Silverman, explores stories from the world of medicine.

S2 E10 The River Styx

From The Nocturnists | Part of the The Nocturnists series | 37:22

After hearing a mentor make an inappropriate joke, medical student Jenny Tiskus grapples with humor's place in the world of medicine.

Episode_10_small After hearing a mentor make an inappropriate joke, medical student Jenny Tiskus grapples with humor's place in the world of medicine.