Raw Talk Podcast

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Scientists talk, we listen. Bimonthly conversations with faculty, students and alumni of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

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Scientists talk, we listen. Bimonthly conversations with faculty, students and alumni of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-30 23:45
last episode published
2019-05-30 11:57
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Number of Episodes
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
30.05.2019

#61: Alternative Facts, Pseudoscience, Real Debate

Within the last couple of years, the concept of “fake news” has generated much interest in mainstream media. Currently, our generation has access to more information than at any other time in human history. But what are we doing to stay critical of all...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
29.05.2019

#61: Alternative Facts, Pseudoscience, Real Debate

Within the last couple of years, the concept of “fake news” has generated much interest in mainstream media. Currently, our generation has access to more information than at any other time in human history. But what are we doing to stay critical of ...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
15.05.2019

#60: Forensic Psychiatry: Mental Health Meets the Law

Crime shows are ubiquitous these days. A common theme in the genre is violence committed by individuals who are mentally ill. These events are oftentimes sensationalized, drawing attention to the nature of the crime, and blurring the circumstances and ...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
24.04.2019

#59: Let's Get Personal

Have you ever had a bad reaction to a medication? Or realized that it just wasn’t helping at all? The way someone responds to a particular drug – how effective it is and whether they experience any side effects – can vary greatly between individuals, a...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
10.04.2019

#58 Our Aging Population: The Silver Tsunami or Red Herring?

Aging is a biological process that acts on all of us, from the day we’re born until the day we die. And for many people, it is a cause for concern. In fact, some scientists believe aging should be classified as a disease. Memory loss, aches and pains, ...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
27.03.2019

#57 Autism: Unraveling the Spectrum

In the past, the term autism was used to describe the symptoms of schizophrenia and was (incorrectly!) thought to have been caused by apathetic “refrigerator mothers”. Today, we use the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to describe developmental cond...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
13.03.2019

#56: Mirror, Mirror - The Science Behind Skin & Cosmetics

Step 1, wash face. Step 2, tone. Step 3, apply serum. Step 4, hydrate. Sound familiar? Most of us have a facial routine that looks something like this. While the amount of steps may differ, most would agree that they follow a variation of the above reg...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
27.02.2019

#55: Food for Thought: Unpacking Nutritional Science

What’s the science behind the new and improved Canada Food Guide? Is the hype surrounding the keto diet and intermittent fasting supported by evidence? Can your genetic code tell you what diet is best for you? In this installment of Raw Talk, you’ll f...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
13.02.2019

#53: Sex, Society and Science

Think back to your first sexual education experience. What did you learn? Who taught you? How has your understanding of sex, sexuality, and gender changed as you got older? In this episode of Raw Talk, we explored these questions and more. Toronto Dist...
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23.01.2019

#53: Indigenous Perspectives on Health

Everyone has their own perspective through which they view the world. But an integral part of science is questioning – questioning our assumptions and reflecting on how they may be impacted by the academic and medical systems within which we find ourse...
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9.01.2019

#52: Respect Your Rhythm

There is no shortage of phrases related to time – and for good reason! Nearly all biological processes have evolved to follow a day-night cycle every 24 hours. In our fifty-second episode, Max and Richie talk all things circadian rhythm, and discuss ho...
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21.11.2018

#51: From “Miracle Drug” to Epidemic

Open any newspaper and you’ll stumble across an article on the opioid crisis. While some mention illicit fentanyl, other pieces talk about doctor-prescribed substances. What is actually going on? On this episode we’ll be exploring the basics of th...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
7.11.2018

#50: From Surgical Mesh to DBS – Medical Devices in the 21st Century

Is it possible to move a wheelchair simply by thinking about it? Surprisingly, the answer is yes! Medical devices, such as brain-computer interfaces and insulin pumps, have dramatically changed the landscape of the medical field. They have enabled clin...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
17.10.2018

#49: Canada Legalizes Cannabis

The day has arrived. After being prohibited in Canada for over 90 years, cannabis has been legalized for recreational use across the country. Just about everybody has an opinion on cannabis legalization. Throughout this episode, you’ll hear from people...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
3.10.2018

#48: Unpacking Autoimmunity: Myths, Microbes & Misdiagnoses

Inflammation, the gut, microbes, cortisol, and sore joints…what do these things have in common? Tune in to this week’s episode as we explore what it’s like living with an autoimmune condition. You’ll hear the perspectives of four individuals – Vanessa...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
19.09.2018

#47 Graduate Student Mental Health

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5.09.2018

#46: Season 3 is here!

We’re back! Join Mel & Grace for a quick reflection of some season 2 highlights and a preview of the upcoming season 3 of Raw Talk. What’s in store? We’ll discuss emerging medical devices, the legalization of marijuana in Canada, indigenous health,...
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22.08.2018

#45: New Methods of Science Communication

For our season finale, we pick up from last episode to bring you the second instalment of our Raw Talk Live event, a panel discussion focusing on new methods of science communication. Our panelists provide their unique perspectives on how we can (and w...
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8.08.2018

#44: Public Engagement in Science

August is flashback month, as we move back in time to present you recordings from the event we hosted back in May, Raw Talk Live. This week’s instalment presents the first of two panel discussions, and explores public engagement in science. We hear fro...
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25.07.2018

#43: Dr. Lisa Robinson

Did you know that nearly 500 million people globally suffer from some form of irreversible kidney-related disease? These individuals may wait years before receiving a transplant! In this installment of Raw Talk, Dr. Lisa Robinson, Paediatric Nephrologi...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
11.07.2018

#42: Dr. Agnes Wong

Mindfulness is becoming increasingly integrated in mainstream society, but is this new wave of wisdom effective or just the latest trend? How does mindfulness impact our view of ourselves and our view of the world? In this episode, Marija and Grace sit...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
20.06.2018

#41: 'Unrest' Film Screening

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating and misunderstood disease that affects 20 million people globally. Raw Talk had the chance to attend a screening of the award-winning documentary, Unrest. Unrest explores the...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
6.06.2018

#40: Dr. Jennifer Jones

While cancer is still a scary word, roughly 75% of people diagnosed with cancer will survive long-term. But how are these patients supported in the long term, as they deal with late side effects from their treatments? Join Kat and Melissa as they sit d...
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16.05.2018

#39: Dr. Sumit Gupta

The focus in childhood cancer is often solely on treating the disease, but what about the costs – both health and financial – tha​t patients ​​​​and their famili​es​ must bear? Join Melissa as she sits down with Dr. Sumit Gupta, Paediatric Oncologist i...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
2.05.2018

#38: Dr. Chung-Wai Chow

Living in a dense urban jungle is not without its risks, and cities in Canada are no exception. Toronto is regarded as the most polluted city in Canada, but what could this be attributed to? How do global events shape the quality of the air we breathe?...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
18.04.2018

#37: Dr. Carmela Tartaglia

You've spent your entire life wiring your brain to make you ...  you! So, if your brain changes, you change - right? On this episode, Melissa and Swapna chat with Dr. Carmela Tartaglia, a Clinician-Investigator at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at Tor...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
4.04.2018

#36: Dr. Freda Miller

Repairing the damaged brain is the one of the holy grails of neuroscience. On this episode, Grace and Melissa sit down with Dr. Freda Miller, a Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, who firmly believes that studying the developing brain c...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
21.03.2018

#35: Dr. Shelley Wall

What do comics and medicine have in common? A lot more than you may think! In this episode, Dr. Shelley Wall, Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Communications program, chats with Jabir about the power of the visual narrative, how graphic medicine c...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
7.03.2018

#34: Dr. Ryan Bridges

If there’s one aspect of your learning you could simulate, what would that be? In this episode, Jabir sits down with Dr. Ryan Brydges, Director of Research at the Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre, and health professions education scientist at the ...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
21.02.2018

#33: Dr. Richard Horner

On this episode of Raw Talk, we focus on a topic that affects us so intimately: sleep. Join Jabir as he sits down with sleep physiologist and author, Dr. Richard Horner, to discuss why we and other living things sleep, how the brain changes during slee...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
7.02.2018

#32: Dr. Camilla Zimmermann

Although the relief of pain and suffering is inherent in all fields of medicine, there’s one specialty in particular where this aspect of care is truly the focus. While you may be unfamiliar with the field of palliative care, which aims to improve qual...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
24.01.2018

#31: Dr. Gillian Einstein

What do sex and gender have to do with neuroscience? Join Jabir as he sits down with Dr. Gillian Einstein, neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology and the Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair of Women’s Brain Health and Aging, to find out! Hear about...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
10.01.2018

#30: Dr. Karen Gordon

What structure holds the three smallest bones in the body? If you guessed the ears, you’re right! Kicking off 2018, the first episode of this year is all about our auditory system, and its influence on brain development. In this episode, Jabir sits dow...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
22.12.2017

#29: Dr. Brad Wouters

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, but what makes it so difficult to treat? What is tumor hypoxia and how can it influence biology to drive a poor prognosis? In this episode, Richie sits down with Dr. Brad Wouters, the Executive Vice Preside...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
8.12.2017

#28: Dr. Andras Nagy

Over the past decade, academics and media outlets alike have been telling us that stem cells are going to revolutionize regenerative medicine. But what does this really mean? What are stem cells, how do they work and why have they been generating so mu...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
24.11.2017

#27: Dr. Shiphra Ginsburg

Throughout their many years of training, medical students will learn everything they need to know to provide adequate medical care. This curriculum includes specialized medical knowledge and skills, but also encompasses all the specific behaviours we c...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
10.11.2017

#26: Dr. Sakina Rizvi

By the time you are finished reading this, one person somewhere in world will take their own life - suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people, aged 15-29. This week, join Richie as he sits down with Dr. Sakina Rizvi, a neuroscientist...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
27.10.2017

#25: Dr. Sharmistha Mishra

Have you ever wondered what mathematical modelling can teach us about how and why HIV and sexually transmitted infections spread in various geographical areas? Or why it’s important to engage the public when discussing research priorities? What about t...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
13.10.2017

#24: Dr. Jonathan Downar

Many of us have experienced depression or have loved ones who have. Reaching out for help is never easy, and when frontline treatments don’t work, the effect on quality of life can be devastating. On this week’s episode, Kat sits down with MRI-Guided r...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
29.09.2017

#23: Dr. Robert Levitan

Hey Raw Talk listeners! The start of October also marks the start of Mental Illness Awareness Week, so we sat down with Dr. Robert Levitan, a clinician-scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In this episode, Dr. Levitan talks about ho...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
15.09.2017

#22: We're back!

Your favourite grad student science podcast is back for a second season! The crew welcomes its newest members, reflects on their journey in bringing the show to existence and the role social media has played in connecting with listeners. We also look a...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
1.09.2017

#21: It Was Never a Dress

For our 21st and final episode of Raw Talk Season 1, we decided to share something a little different with you guys. We’ve spent the last year talking to incredible scientists here at the University of Toronto; but we usually get them to discuss their ...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
28.07.2017

#20: Dr. McIntyre Burnham

Moving forward with this month’s theme of Our PIs, we sit down with behavioural pharmacologist and epilepsy research champion, Dr. McIntyre Burnham. Dr. Burnham is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and currently co-directs a province-wi...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
14.07.2017

#19: Dr. Elizabeth Pang

With July finally here, we embrace the warm weather and our new theme for the month, “Our PIs”, featuring some of our own supervisors on the podcast. For this episode, we sit down with Dr. Elizabeth Pang, a Neurophysiologist and Senior Associate Scient...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
30.06.2017

#18: Dr. Robert Chen

Even the simplest movements, like picking up your coffee cup, are actually the result of very complex processes and signalling in your nervous system. While we might not put too much thought into the mechanisms that underlie how we move, this week’s gu...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
16.06.2017

#17: Dr. Karen Davis

Episode 17 of Raw Talk focuses on chronic pain, and we are fortunate to have highly acclaimed researcher, Dr. Karen Davis, join us to share her expertise. We discuss the contribution of neuroimaging in understanding pain perception and pain mechanisms,...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
26.05.2017

#16: Dr. Derek van der Kooy

We couldn’t have chosen a better scientist to wrap up this month’s theme of “Foundational Science” than Dr. Derek van der Kooy, Head of the Neurobiology Research Group at the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. His team conducts bas...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
12.05.2017

#15: Dr. Helen McNeill

This month, we're kicking off our theme of foundational research! On this episode, we hear from the amazing Dr. Helen McNeill, an expert in biology and molecular genetics. Dr. McNeil’s passion and love for science are contagious as she discusses her cu...
Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto author
28.04.2017

#14: Dr. Felix Ratjen

Every day, we take ~12-20 breaths per minute, that adds up to anywhere between 12,000-30,000 breaths per day! Now imagine if your lungs failed to function properly, what would happen to your quality of life? How long would you be able to live? What the...
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto author
14.04.2017

#13: Dr. Shaf Keshavjee

We can’t live without air, but we also can’t live with air if we can’t breathe. Tune into this episode to hear Dr. Shaf Keshavjee (Surgeon-in-Chief at the University Health Network, Officer of Order of Canada, innovator of the ex-vivo lung perfusion sy...
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