Episode 10: Blocking Stage Fright

Why stage fright happens, what your body thinks is actually happening, and how we stop it from ruining your day.

Music: Circle Game

Musicians: The Lost Vikings

Poem: Nature Morte by Sandra Lim

Sources: The Wilderness by Sandra Lim, stage fright processes from Pharmacotherapy, 9th edition, and receptor function from Goodman & Gilman’s the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th edition.

Episode 9: Willow Bark to Fix the Heart (but not influenza)

How aspirin came to be and what it does for us even after 300 years of use. Except in influenza. The second half of Paris, with some slightly scratchy but nevertheless excellent music from a French folk band.

Music: L’amour est a tout le monde

Musicians: Moussu T e Lei Jovents

Poem: Jardin des Enfants Rouges by Kirstin

Sources: Moussu T e Lei Jovents, Aspirin in 1918 Influenza article, and aspirin history/mechanism from Goodman & Gilman’s the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th edition.

Episode 8: Acetaminophen Poisoning and Fairy Dust

How & why acetaminophen poisoning kills you, plus the wonderful drug we use to treat overdose.

Music: Lovefool by The Cardigans

Musicians: Ellen Birath Band

Poem: The Painter Rearranges the Mirrors (1415) by Cole Swensen

Sources: Caveau de la Huchette, Ellen Birath Band, Cole Swensen, and acetaminophen toxicity from: Hendrickson, Robert G. “Acetaminophen.” Goldfrank’s Toxicological Emergencies, 9th Ed. Ed Nelson, LE et al. McGraw Hill Medical Education 2010:483-93.

Episode 7: Ebola and Health Systems

How Ebola is transmitted and why it’s causing such a huge problem in West Africa. Not much with drugs in this one, but some things are more important than chemistry.

Music: 16 Tons by Merle Travis

Musicians: Tracy on guitar/vocals, Kirstin on accordion

Poem: Pavement Pounding Philosophy by Ayo Sogunro

Sources: WHO Ebola Updates, Red Cross Ebola Updates, and Ayo Sogunro

Episode 6: Hepatitis C Part 2 – The Future Looks Good

New developments in the management of hepatitis C and the huge impact this will have on patients.

Music: Snake River Prophets by Michel

Musicians: Michel of WereBadger

Poem: American Smooth by Rita Dove

Sources: Kowdley KV et al. Phase 2b Trial of Interferon-free Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1. N Engl J Med 2014;370:222-232., WereBadger, Rita Dove, and basic physiologic information taken from Dipiro et al’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7th Edition.

Episode 5: Hepatitis C Part 1 – The Problem and Not Much of a Solution

The consequences of hepatitis C and the only drugs we had to manage it for 20 years.

Music: Picture in a Frame by Tom Waits

Musicians: MONA of Father You See Queen

Poem: El Florida Room by Richard Blanco

Sources: Ribavirin Package Insert, Pegylated Interferon Package Insert, Father You See Queen, Richard Blanco”, and basic physiologic information taken from Dipiro et al’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7th Edition.

Episode 4: Altitude

How altitude sickness happens and acetazolamide’s use in treating it.

Music: Rock This House by B.B. King and Tin Whistle

Musicians: The Swillbillies, Brian of Mason’s Tender

Poem: Aylmer by Kirstin

Sources: Zafren, K. Prevention of High Altitude Illness. Travel Med and Inf Dis         2014;12:29-39.
      Imray C, et al. Acute Mountain Sickness: Pathophysiology, Prevention, and         Treatment. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2010;52:467-484.

Episode 3: Vaccines for Cancer

A brief explanation of multiple myeloma, how measles functions, and why the measles vaccine could be used to cure cancer.

Music: Stroll Through the Sky by Joe Hisaishi

Musicians: Kirstin on piano

Poem: The Beach at Sunset by Eloise Klein Healy

Sources: USA Today Article, Remission of Disseminated Cancer After Systemic Oncolytic Virotherapy, Bone Marrow Donation, Eloise Klein Healy, and basic physiologic information taken from Dipiro et al’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7th edition.

Episode 2: Reversal

An introduction to receptors and the basics of drug function, how opioids were developed and why they take away pain, and how naloxone works.

Music: The Old Home Place by The Dillards

Musicians: Tracy on vocals/guitar, Brian on banjo-uke, Kirstin on accordion

Poem: Myth by Natasha Trethewey

Sources: Brief History of Heroin, Naloxone Laws, Natasha Trethewey and pharmacologic information taken from Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

Episode 1: Transitions

A brief introduction to the podcast, including a description on what pharmacy residencies are and some musings on moving from training to an actual job.

Music: Don’t Weep for Me by Brian Archer

Musicians: Brian on vocals/banjo-uke, Tracy on guitar, Kirstin on accordion

Poem: Frigid February Dawn by Kirstin