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Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that’s a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to Causepods is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. ...
 
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Do you think outside the box? Today's guest, Dr. Nii Darko, explains how he chose a different path after medical school and became a freelance surgeon. Hear why that made sense and even how he and his wife have built their family around this idea. We can often get stuck in thinking life only has one-lane roads, but if we slow down and look for thos…
 
What’s good everyone!! The title is a bit misleading. Can you really get all of that at your first job?!? Hmmmm. Now is the time to start looking for your job. Before you start rolling your eyes, hear me out. There’s no such thing as the “perfect job,” but you have the power to find the job that suits your needs best. On this episode Sheila Sampata…
 
How connected locally are you? We often hear of a podcast with a National or International focus, but today’s guest Ryan Sullivan shares with us how he focused on local and how telling the stories of local artists has been a unique project for him. As a podcast, we record audio, share it, and move on typically. Still, one special episode he recorde…
 
What’s good everyone!! Dr. Renee is back and we got a lot to talk about! In this episode you’ll learn: When do you fully recover from being “post-call”? Space Jam: A New Legacy review & owning your brand NCAA Name Image & Likeness ruling Should residents get big endorsement deals while in training? Facebook group talk about gifting a friend money t…
 
Feels good to be back! On today’s episode, I’m sharing an experiment that I started back in June. I removed the major social media platforms from my main phone and wanted to see how my behavior changed. In this episode you’ll learn: Why I moved social media off my main phone What comparing myself with others on social media did to my creativity Wha…
 
Do you know someone who has been affected by Immigration Law? Today is a CausePod first, where we talk about immigration law and how it affects so many people within our country and those trying to get legally. Immigration can be a hot topic to talk about in today’s fast-moving news cycle, but at the core of these stories are real people trying to …
 
What’s good everyone! We’ve all learned that there’s plenty of ways to skin a cat. In the world of personal finance, we don’t get the opportunity to hear opinions from various backgrounds. It’s smart to have an emergency fund, and set a plan for debt payoff. On today’s episode, we’re going to debate should you pay off your debt as quickly as you ca…
 
What’s good everyone! Dr. Sylvie Stacy, author of 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians, jumps on the hot seat to talk about choosing not to practice clinically. Yes, I said it! There are a bunch of medical students, residents, and doctors who deep down know that clinical medicine ain’t for them. Who do they talk to? Where can they find out next wh…
 
What’s good!!! And oldie but a goodie! Today’s throwback is an episode where Renee and I recorded in the backseat of a taxi cab in Ghana. We were on our way to Lekma Hospital in Teshie. On this episode you’ll hear about what it’s like to do medical missions. We’re also in dire need of a General Surgeon to join us for the upcoming mission August 27t…
 
Did you fit in when growing up? Today on the podcast, we have Nate Kelly, who didn’t feel accepted growing up; he had a loving family but never really found his place in a small town. Acceptance is an essential component for growing up, and it was this struggle to find acceptance that led Nate Down a path of alcoholism. After almost losing his life…
 
What’s good everyone! Did you know that there is a growing movement of individuals and couples retiring in their 40s and for some even earlier? This is called being Financially Independent & Retiring Early movement. It’s safe to say that joining the FIRE movement requires not just discipline but a huge change in mindset. My next guests are Christin…
 
Will you take me home? These are the words that a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) hears when working with children in the foster system. A CASA is assigned to a child to represent the voice and advocate what is best for the child. It is a volunteer position, and with over 650,00 kids in the foster system, it is a position that is growing in…
 
What’s good everyone! Let’s go back to Episode 1! You’re going to hear from Dr. Carmen Brown, an OB/GYN who now practices in Australia. She is a southwest Atlanta native who started her medical career in Athens, Georgia. After being fed up with all the typical frustrations doctors have, she and her husband literally closed up shop, packed their bag…
 
Do you have a problem? Anyone that has walked the road with an addiction knows that those first few words can be the most challenging words spoken. But as they highlight on the Knockin' Doorz Down Podcast, there is hope to share the stories of others who have been where you are. It's been said that one person's story is another person's door, and i…
 
What's good everyone! Take a listen on my thoughts on Naomi Osaka and how that relates to medical training. I dive into the big takeaways after five years of podcasting. Transcription: (coming soon) Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast! “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of deb…
 
What's good everyone! This one is for pre-meds! Dr. Renee talks about The Pre-Med to Prepared Summit that starts June 4th - 6th. The Pre-med to Prepared Summit is a 3-day event dedicated to developing the mindset of pre-meds underrepresented in medicine into that of top-choice applicants for medical schools. We also talk about the steps in creating…
 
What’s good everyone. This is a new series that is starting called: “Sh*t I wish I knew in residency.” Pretty simple concept, right? We’re so busy saving our patient’s lives, we think there’s no time to learn other stuff. Well, that other stuff are things like: 1. How to manage your money; 2. What happens if you can’t doctor anymore; 3. How to look…
 
What’s good! Are there times when you feel disrespected at work but feel like you lack the words/gumption to give a good response? Not to worry, Dr. Renee is here to the rescue. In this episode, you’ll hear how she turned a slight into a boss/power move. Transcription: (coming soon) Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the pod…
 
Are you planning to buy bitcoin but unsure 'cause the concept of it can be hard to grasp? Get a clear understanding of the ins and out when it comes to crypto investing as The Investing Tutor, Dr. Hans returns to talk about bitcoin! Listen on as he demystifies and breaks down the concept of bitcoin, how to buy it, where to buy it, why you should bu…
 
How do you know when something is wrong? This can be a tricky question to answer and even more problematic when the wounds may be invisible. Our guest today, Bella Paige, shares her story of having concussions throughout her life, how that affected her, and how did it leave her feelings. Through the time we have been doing CausePods, a common theme…
 
What’s good everyone. Dr. Renee and I are answering a listener’s question. This doctor finds himself in a significant amount of debt ranging from car & truck loans ($1800/month), home mortgage, and even medical equipment ($7000/month). He also expresses the stress that comes along with dealing with this amount of debt. Take a listen to find out how…
 
Do you really need 50 pairs of shoes or sneakers? Do you really need the newest iPhone? Do you really need to keep up all of those acquaintances you have? Do you need an expensive house, car, and spouse? These are questions you’re going to have to ask and answer after listening to today’s episode? Purchasing items doesn’t always equate to happiness…
 
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