Episode 55: Pomegranate Health | Fighting The Good Fight

About Travis Brown & Steve Davis of This Medical Life Podcast

In this episode we delve into the nuanced world of the Pomegranate Health podcast with our guest, Mic Cavazzini. Pomegranate Health, a creation of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, serves as a platform to explore the multifaceted culture of medicine. It weaves through the clinical intricacies of medicine with episodes that span from the deeply technical aspects of healthcare to broader discussions on skills essential for effective practice and systemic issues within global health.

This episode embarks on a journey through the confused history of opium use, offering a rare focus on historical narratives as a foundation for modern medical discussions. Join us as Mic Cavazzini shares insights from his diverse background in science and journalism, illustrating how the past informs current medical practices and the human factors that influence care. Through this conversation, we aim to shine a light on the complexities of medicine’s culture, underscoring the importance of history, philosophy, and the human experience in shaping healthcare today.

Our special guest:

Mic Cavazzini – is a journalist and audio geek passionate about engaging people with ethics, health and the natural world. He produces the Pomegranate Health which is a podcast with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and won an Australian Podcast Award in 2018. Mic has a background in neuroscience and is associated with the University of Sydney. He has worked as a research scientist at Oxford and ANU where he investigated how brain cells process information and learning. He has also written for The Medical Republic, Australian Doctor, and The Canberra Times.

This Medical Life podcast is available on all podcasting services and Spotify. Help support us at https://www.patreon.com/ThisMedicalLife


You can listen to this episode in your preferred podcast app, or right here on this page.

Sign up for our mailing list!