Courtney Slater joins me this week to talk about her life as a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian, how career has impacted her life with diabetes, and just as importantly how her career has not impacted her life with diabetes. We also talk about her dog’s Facebook profile and why Des Moines is more than a fly-over city. Enjoy.
Diabetes blogger extraordinaire, Scott K. Johnson is back on the podcast this week. After spending some time catching up since his first podcast appearance over three years ago, we talk about his recent recognition and awards: the Friends for Life Award from Children With Diabetes, and the Athletic Achievement Award from Insulindependence. Scott shares the journeys that lead to each of those respective awards, life as a full-time blogger, and the excitement he gets out of working for MySugr. Enjoy.
Dr. Ann Becker-Schutte is on the podcast this week to discuss her career as a Counseling Psychologist. We cover her education and volunteering experiences that helped guider her career path as well as early lessons learned from the early years of her private practice. We also discuss Medicine X and the importance of mental health with respect to patient advocacy. Enjoy.
This week I’m joined by the other half of UltraChenTV, David Graham. Naturally we talk about David’s entry into the fighting game community, how he started commentating, and what goes in to preparing content for each episode of UltraChenTV. We also cover David’s day job as an attorney at DGP Law, why he went to law school, and how his work as an attorney complements his work as a commentator. David also shares some predictions for the fighting game community as the video game industry prepares for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Enjoy.
This week I’m joined by Thomas Lee, Managing Partner at The Fox Group and Partner at Symplur. We spend the hour discussing his decades of experience working in the health care industry, and what initially drew him to the work he’s been doing for for past 22 years. We also discuss the origins of Symplur, and the growing health care conversations on social media. Finally we cover Medicine X, how Tom first heard about the conference, and the excitement that comes with monitoring the conversation in realtime. Enjoy.
Mark Dunham and Andy Kutruff, co-founders of Reentry Games and developer of Little Legends are my guests this week. Andy and Mark have taken unique paths to game development. We discuss Mark’s prior work on Wall Street and Andy’s years at Microsoft before they decided to form an independent game studio. Andy elaborates on the underlying complexities of their game Little Legends. And I try to get Mark to commit to a release date on iOS and Android. Enjoy.
Terri Wingham, Founder and Executive Director of the Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation is my guest this week. We discuss Terri’s battle with breast cancer and her journey to understanding what it means to be a survivor. We also discuss Medicine X, why she applied to be a presenter, and she shares a memorable encounter from the conference. Most importantly, we discuss A Fresh Chapter, why Oprah unknowingly gets an assist for its origins, and what Terri has planned for the coming months. Enjoy.
This week I’m joined by Drew Scanlon, Giant Bomb’s Senior Video Producer. Drew shares stories from his time as a video game tester for Electronic Arts and some of the projects he contributed to at Backbone Entertainment. I try to wrap my head around the fact that Drew’s career with Whiskey Media started with a Craigslist post. Drew describes the magic of a Giant Bomb live show. And I learn about the origins of Giant Bomb’s Flight Club. Enjoy.
Recapping our time at Stanford for Medicine X, I’m joined by fellow diabetes advocate Sara Nicastro. We discuss Sara’s expectations going into the conference and how they compare to my own, having participated last year. Sara lists her some of her top panels and speakers from the weekend. I share the many contributing factors to my high stress level prior to moderating my panel. And we break down some of the controversial statements made by Sonny Vu and explain why a conference like Medicine X is the perfect place to have an open dialog about those types of topics. Oh, and we talk about cats. Enjoy.
Jessica Mills is many things: actor, writer, producer, geek, and also hilarious. Most recently she launched a Kickstarter called Mission G.E.E.K. Jessica joins me on the podcast this week to talk about the origins of Awkward Embraces and why she needed two different Indie GoGo campaigns to complete the second season. I learn about the nuances of comedy writing. Finally, we cover everything you need to know about her latest project, Mission G.E.E.K., which you should strongly consider supporting. Enjoy.