Every disease has a story - a new podcast by Clinpath Pathology
The new podcast series “This Pathological Life” brings to life the spectrum of general pathology topics by delving into each through the lens of historical aspects of disease, community impact of chronic illness, study or research threads, and topical areas of interest.
The podcast is produced by Clinpath Pathology in South Australia.
However, it is an inspired collaboration between Clinpath Pathology’s General Pathologist Dr Travis Brown and seasoned radio interviewer and podcaster, Steve Davis.
From Clinpath’s perspective, the naming of This Pathological Life fits well within the phrasing of one of the world's top podcasts - This American Life - and could trigger memories from Aussie culture with Roy and HG's own ‘This Sporting Life’.
The podcast series will share episodes such as ‘A pox on both your houses.’ – about small pox; ‘A pathological addiction to making sandwiches’ – Typhoid Mary and quite simply, ‘What is pathology anyway?’ a general overview about pathology which brings to life the study of disease.
As Dr Travis Brown says, “Every disease has its own story to tell.”
When topics heat up and need further technical theory Steve and Travis share the podcast microphone with their learned friends, who have specialist’s expertise and knowledge to discuss and share insights.
As Steve Davis says, “The "This" puts ‘pathological life under the microscope’.”
Podcasting became relevant in the early 2000s but recently has reignited as a popular media to consume.
There are many speculations about why podcasting is more popular, including the new lifestyle of the average consumer to the new technologies to support it. Many suggest extra time during the COVID-19 social restrictions have given time for research and an emphasis on digital solutions for educating and connecting.
The ABC’s 2019 Podcast Survey revealed that Australian podcast listeners are very engaged.
• Podcast listeners revealed they prefer original content rather than catch-up radio podcasts, with the majority (76%) of episodes listened to in the past month being original podcasts
• Podcast listeners continue to be driven by audio that entertains, teaches or informs
• Comedy podcasts appeal more to a younger audience (14 – 34) while Society and Culture and Health and Lifestyle appeal more to an older audience (55+)
Link to full report: abc-podcast-survey-reveals-just-how-engaged-podcast-audiences-are/
This Pathological Life podcast includes episodes relevant to the subject of medicine and Clinpath Pathology, as we aim to inspire and educate medical practitioners and students alike.
Episode notes, references and learning objectives, available online with each episode.
Resident General Pathologist, Dr Travis Brown
Qualifications: B. COM/B. COMP, B. SCI (MED SCI), MBBS, FRCPA
Dr Travis Brown enjoys working in the fields of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Anatomical Pathology, and Haematology. He is well known across the Adelaide medical landscape for his ability to quickly summarise key points and frequently asked questions in pathology for general medical practitioners and specialists alike.
Interviewer, Stephen Davis
Our podcast host is a seasoned radio interviewer and podcaster. Steve runs his own marketing company, Talked About Marketing, based on Oscar Wilde's saying, "there's only one thing worse than being talked about and that's NOT being talked about." He sees content creation through podcasts as an important way he get help clients get talked about and is known to podcast listeners for his long-running project, The Adelaide Show.