Quite often, people ask what other podcasts we would recommend. These are the top 10 podcasts that always have us coming back for more.
Please note that this is simply the favorite podcasts that Chip Lange listens to and by no means are listed in any particular order. These podcasts are recommended by their uniqueness, perceived quality, and in 2019 are the preferred podcasts that he listens to but there are many other excellent choices to consider.
The Internet Book of Critical Care has an excellent blog and podcast that is part of the EMCrit collective (1 of 3 on this top 10 list). When it comes to reviewing evidence and having a detailed discussion of critical care management, this is one podcast not to ignore. It is still a relatively young podcast, but it is worth checking out its phenomenal blog and the online chapters that go through the many facets in a user friendly fashion.
The EMCrit crew is a conglomerate but Scott Weingart was the first person. He now differentiates his from everyone else by calling it RACC on the website. If you want to learn about the bleeding edge of emergency medicine and critical care from a man who practices both this is the place to go. We also did a little more detailed review of his site in 2016 under the "Our Friends" section.
The Pediatric Emergency Playbook features the host and coach, Tim Horeczko. There are few blogs and podcasts willing to touch pediatric topics in the first place, but this podcast takes topics that are discussed and turns them into a unique adventure. Each discussion revolves around a careful review of the disease, management and applies it usually over several example cases. If you treat kids, you must check this out.
The Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is run by Ken Milne who does a detailed review of a given paper weekly with a guest skeptic. He works to translate medical knowledge from over 10 years to less than one year and in some cases, with his Hot Off the Press (HOP) topics, less than one month. His structured critical review is the best when it comes to a deep dive of a particular medical paper.
FOAMcast is a blog and podcast that is hosted by Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust, two young emergency medicine physicians. They provide rapid reviews on particular topics while also discussing a recently published paper on the subject and what the emergency text books provide for input. On the blog side, they also offer some great infographics that summarize the key learning points.
FOAMfrat is an EMS oriented blog and podcast that has grown significantly in the number of subscribers as well as the number of contributors. They believe not only in detailed discussions of the medicine, but they go into aspects that many take for granted such as complex pathophysiology, cutting edge concepts, and mechanics (such as how a BVM and PEEP) valve actually work in an easy to understand approach.
Ultrasound Podcast has been an excellent podcast from its conception. By its very nature it is almost entirely videos but it covers a wide range of ultrasound skills that are fun and easy to learn. They are highly entertaining and also host live courses across the world. Make sure to also check out our sponsor's website if you want to learn ultrasound, Practical POCUS.
The Dantastic Mr. Tox & Howard Show is also found as the Tox and the Hound on EMCrit's collective site. There are some other toxicology podcasts, but this has to be the most entertaining and informative. They interview an expert in a particular subject while also providing their own thoughts on the subject. Some particular fun bits are their introduction and fake commercials in each podcast.
The Annals of Emergency Medicine podcast is the go to journal club. There are other excellent journal clubs, but members of ACEP and SEMPA already get access to the actual journal. It can be challenging to read all of the articles but this podcast reviews some of the favorites to make it even easier to digest the information while getting honest opinions and reviews of that month's papers.
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History is our fun podcast. Yes, this is not medical but we should try to listen to things outside of medicine for some sanity. For the history buffs, this podcast is a must. It is unique in its exhaustive review by someone who is not a historian but who still cares deeply in the subject. His insightful discussion is a long monologue that can keep someone engaged for hours on end.
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