Coinciding with my marathoning through Scrubs on Netflix, Ashley Rose joins me this week. We discuss her journey to becoming a Registered Nurse, the compressed education track she took to get this far, the complexity of working within the current healthcare system, and the reality of working with patients that can find you on Facebook. We also discuss her diabetes diagnosis and we judge the accuracy of various medical shows past and present. Enjoy.
This week I join Hugo Campos on the quest for his own data. Hugo explains how a simple tweet turned into a speaking opportunity at Medicine X in 2012. I learn the troubling truth about data generated by his own heart. And we collectively predict the possibilities of Medicine X in 2013. Enjoy.
Dr. Mike Sevilla is my guest this week. We spend the next hour discussing his motivations to pursuing a medical degree, his journey to family medicine, and he shares experiences, within reason, as a doctor within his community. We also discuss the role of social media within his own practice, the potential for social media among all medical professionals, and the pressure faced when presenting the concept of social media to his peers. Enjoy.
James Chen, co-host of UltraChenTV is my guest this week. THe majority of our conversation revolves around the Fighting Game Community. From his early years playing Street Fighter 2 to playing in, and doing quite well in tournaments, James has seen it all. We discuss the art of commentary including James’ initial motivations for getting behind the microphone. We also cover the challenges, potential, and opportunities in growing the Fighting Game Community. Finally James gives a small preview for EVO 2013 and opens up about his love of Cammy. Enjoy.
Dave Lang, CEO of Iron Galaxy Studios, is on the podcast this week. We cover Dave’s extensive resume in the video game industry including his early work as a developer and transition from coding to management. Dave discusses the origins of Iron Galaxy Studios and the benefits of working in a supporting role in game development, developing the reputation of Iron Galaxy Studios, and Dive Kick and its reception within the Fighting Game Community. There’s also talk about the “next generation” of video game consoles and something called the “Lang Zone”. But I won’t spoil that here. Enjoy.
Justin McElroy, Managing Editor at Polygon and co-host of My Brother, My Brother, and Me is my guest this week. We cover Justin’s journalism background and discuss his 15 years of freelance work for various video game sites and publications. Justin also talks about his time at Joystiq, his role at Polygon, the benefits of working with remote staff, and the Skyrim “controversy” from a few years ago. We also cover his podcast, “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” and why recording that podcast has strengthened his relationship with his family. Enjoy.
Todd Zuniga, creator of Literary Death Match is my guest this week. We discuss the origins of 1UP’s Sports Anomaly Podcast, why the podcast featured so much yelling, and the difficulties that came with recording a podcast when every co-host wasn’t in the same room. Todd also talks about Opium Magazine and why money changed everything with how the magazine was produced and perceived. Finally, I learn all about the Literary Death Match, and how Todd has turned this idea into an international phenomenon. Enjoy.
Nick Dawson, Chief Experience Officer for Frontier Health Consulting is my guest this week talking about the evolution of healthcare. We dig into Nick’s background and how a chance internship eventually defined his career path. Nick share’s his perspective on how technology has impacted and improved healthcare, the growth, adoption, and influence of social media on healthcare. And we talk about the rise of the fabled “ePatient” and what that means for future generations. Enjoy.
Victor Fontanez, President of broadcasting and consulting firm Team Sp00ky is on the podcast this week to introduce me to the Fighting Game Community. We discuss his early endeavors in the world of streaming video games, the gradual expansion of his operations to forming Team Sp00ky, is involvement in the past two Evolution Tournaments and the logistics involved in operating a successful stream. We also discuss the dedication required to play these types of games at a high level and the role of the community in providing constructive criticism and feedback in a new game launch. Finally, we touch on the growing pains of the Fighting Game Community in the coming years. Enjoy.
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Justine Marcus, Community Manager and Research Associate at Asthmapolis is on the podcast this week. We discuss Justine’s background and how her college experiences made Asthmapolis the perfect fit for what she is passionate about. We also discuss the origins and impact of Asthmapolis, from the patient, doctor, and provider perspective. And, Justine breaks down the proper pronunciation of Asthmapolis – consider it a public service announcement. Enjoy.
Justine manages the Asthmapolis Twitter account at @asthmapolis.