Nurturing Artistic Talent in Children with Autism: The Autism Project

Interview with Hanna Makki and Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent In this podcast, filmmaker Hana Makki revisits her memories of making the documentary film ‘As One: The Autism Project,’ working with ten children with Autism and their families. The film project was supported by Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in an […]

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Creating Father-Son Bonds Through Film: Tom Browne and his Son Frankie Reflect on Making Short Films Together

Podcast with Khalid Ali, Film and Media Correspondent, and Tom Browne. Tom Browne is a British actor and director of award-wining film Radiator (UK, 2014). In this podcast, Tom and his son Frankie discuss how their experience of making short films together supported their relationship as a father and son. Tom talks about the films […]

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Bridges of Hope: Supporting Women and Youth Through Economic Empowerment

Dr Wessam El Beih in conversation with Dr Khalid Ali In this podcast, Dr El Beih, Egypt’s country director of the Drosos Foundation, talks about her journey from a hospital doctor to becoming a pioneer in the use of art and creativity in healing. She was behind the making of the Egyptian film ‘Asmaa’ which […]

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Death and Dying, Italian Style

Valeria Golino, Italian actress and director, talks about assisted suicide and end of life decisions in her films ‘Honey’ and ‘Euphoria’. In this podcast Valeria Golino talks about end of life issues; assisted suicide, the common practice of some Italian people withholding the true diagnosis of terminal illness from their affected relatives, and doctor-patient relationships […]

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History Lessons: Immigration, the NHS, and Fear of the Other

EIC Brandy Schillace interviews Professor Roberta Bivins, Centre for the History of Medicine Department of History, University of Warwick. Since 2015, Dr. Bivins and her colleagues have been asking what the NHS means to people in Britain, and how it came to have such emotional and political resonance. She also recently finished Contagious Communities, a […]

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A New Outlook on Psychosomatics?: June’s Special Issue

Brandy Schillace in conversation with Dr. Monica Greco What are Biopolitics? And what, for that matter, are psychosomatics? Join us today on the podcast to hear a preview of our June special issue with Monica Greco. Let’s look at an example: ‘Smokers and obese people “soft targets” for NHS savings’, says a surgeon quoted in […]

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Daniel LaForest on Reaching Beyond Medicine to Live Experience of Health

Today Brandy interviews Editorial board member Daniel LaForest about what the medical humanities means to him. Daniel LaForest is an Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies at The University of Alberta. Find out more about LaForest’s research here. Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud here. […]

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United in Film: Psychiatrist Dr Nabil Elkot Recommends Drama Therapy for Patients and Doctors

Dr Nabil Elkot is a senior Egyptian consultant psychiatrist and the head of the addiction unit in El-Rakhawi Hospital in Cairo. He has a special interest in group therapy for managing addiction and dependency. He was involved in in co-writing, supervising and acting in three landmark TV series: ‘Under control’, ‘Free fall’, and ‘Above suspicion,’ […]

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What Society Do We Live In? Doctor Gavin Francis on Precarity, Vulnerability, and Narrative

In today’s podcast, EIC Brandy Schillace interviews Gavin Frances, Scottish physician and writer of both travel and medical works of nonfiction. His books include True North, about the artic, Adventures in Human Being, a cultural map of the body, and Shapeshifters, looking at changes in our bodies over time (a Sunday Times Book of the […]

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