The no-BS podcast about how to make healthcare suck less.

Join award-winning host Matthew Zachary every Tuesday and Thursday where he and his guests put a humorous spin on breaking down the jargon, using fewer syllables, and speaking human about what’s wrong with healthcare and what we can all do to make it less horrible.

Episodes

November 24, 2022 - 10 MIN

[BONUS] The Gratitude Show with Koby and Hannah

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While America has a complicated history worth acknowledging, Thanksgiving, at least for my family and me, is a holiday dedicated to gratitude and tolerance. On today's special bonus minisode, I'm joined once again by my miracle twins.. Read More
While America has a complicated history worth acknowledging, Thanksgiving, at least for my family and me, is a holiday dedicated to gratitude and tolerance. On today's special bonus minisode, I'm joined once again by my miracle twins, Koby and Hannah, to talk about what we are thankful for this year, especially through the lens of what's going on inside the minds of 12-year 7th graders in NYC these days. Thank you so much to my loyal listeners for tuning in each week and supporting our shared mission. Enjoy the show, and Happy Thanksgiving.
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November 22, 2022 - 37 MIN

Musical Theater Nerd Patient Advocates Unite: Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo

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On today's quirky show, I welcome Jen Palumbo, an epic human Energizer Bunny who takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Jen is a freelance writer, Forbes contributor, and women's health advocate, specifically for reproductive rights. .. Read More
On today's quirky show, I welcome Jen Palumbo, an epic human Energizer Bunny who takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Jen is a freelance writer, Forbes contributor, and women's health advocate, specifically for reproductive rights. In a spirited coincidence, it turns out we both went to the same college at the same time, were both Theater people, and have dozens of friends in common. We are ships in the night for sure. As fellow parents of IVF children, we bonded over the current state of the state. And as fellow Binghamton graduates, we bonded over Wegmans, being Theater nerds, and 1990s dorm life in the southern tier. Jen is a true Long Island: loud and proud. Let the hilarity, dark humor, and GenX Therapy begin. Enjoy the show.
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November 17, 2022 - 35 MIN

Introducing the "Before We Die" Podcast from OffScrip Health

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Today I am joined by Ariel Nachmann and Joey Brenneman, co-producers from the offscrip network and also the hype team behind the all-new Before We Die podcast from OffScrip Health! Although the title sounds a bit macabre, this show i.. Read More
Today I am joined by Ariel Nachmann and Joey Brenneman, co-producers from the offscrip network and also the hype team behind the all-new Before We Die podcast from OffScrip Health! Although the title sounds a bit macabre, this show is all about saving lives with emerging technology. We’re here to fuel your anger and get you riled up to demand access to new medical technologies that are often faster, better, and cheaper than the standard of care. The process of getting these products to patients must be accelerated Before We Die! This “clip show” gives you a peek into this full season and introduces you to the  Before We  Die creators and panel of experts, Sandra Miller, John MacMahon, and Craig Ullman.  Subscribe to OffScrip Health's Before We Die on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy listening to your podcasts.
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November 15, 2022 - 16 MIN

SportsCancer Recap: AVBCC 2022 Conference

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In today's bonus episode of Out of Patients, I welcome back to the studio returning champion Gail Zahtz. We recently attended a super wonky, jargon-filled trade show, and we're here to break it all down for you—the listener— in o.. Read More
In today's bonus episode of Out of Patients, I welcome back to the studio returning champion Gail Zahtz. We recently attended a super wonky, jargon-filled trade show, and we're here to break it all down for you—the listener— in ordinary human lay speak. The Association for Value-Based Cancer Care (AVBCC) is a behind-the-scenes organization deep in the subbasement of healthcare. Their purpose is to ensure that the "right patients" get prescribed the "right medicine" at the "right time," hopefully with minimal drama, while avoiding anyone going bankrupt. That's the gist. So strap in as we attempt to de-wonkify a bunch of acronyms in corporate bingo land, and maybe—we hope— you learn something along the way that can make your healthcare experiences suck a little less. Enjoy the show.
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November 10, 2022 - 19 MIN

The Cancer Mavericks Series Finale: If History Teaches Us Anything

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Welcome to the series finale of The Cancer Mavericks. In this final episode, we reflect on the first seven episodes through the lens of history and progress with a series of insightful conversations featuring some of healthcare's mos.. Read More
Welcome to the series finale of The Cancer Mavericks. In this final episode, we reflect on the first seven episodes through the lens of history and progress with a series of insightful conversations featuring some of healthcare's most influential and visionary voices across the past four decades. If history is a teacher, we have learned that change can happen, albeit slowly. But it is only when the people stand up, organize and activate their voices demanding change, that the culture will shift, the institutions will pivot, and the very system itself will be forced by the will of the citizens to bend towards the arc of justice. Thank you for joining us for this groundbreaking series. If you like this series, please leave a review and a rating on your favorite podcast app. To learn more about The Cancer Mavericks, visit https://CancerMavericks.com. To learn more about OffScrip Health, visit https://OffScrip.com. FEATURED VOICES Gil Bashe Chair Global Health and Purpose, FINN Partners John D. Carpten, Ph.D. President's Cancer Panel (Emeritus) Director, Institute of Translational Genomics Keck School of Medicine at USC Deanna Darlington President at Links2Equity Kenny Kane Young Adult Cancer Advocacy Pioneer Co-Founder/CEO, Stupid Cancer (Former) Margaret Laws President and CEO, Hope Lab Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH Division Director, Cancer Prevention and Control at The CDC Catharine Young, Ph.D. Assistant Director of Cancer Moonshot Engagement and Policy The White House
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Matthew Zachary