The Nocturnists is a live show and podcast where doctors tell stories from the world of medicine. Based in San Francisco and hosted by physician Emily Silverman, our show is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about health, disease, and human connection.
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Many of us have had to imagine dreaded scenarios for the death of a loved one with dementia. But few have done so with as much cinematic ingenuity and depth of affection as our next guest.
In this episode, Emily talks to Kirsten Johnson, the veteran cinematographer and award-winning documentary...
More and more Americans are choosing to die at home in the care of a loved one. But who takes care of the caregiver?
In today's episode, Emily talks to Dr. Jessica Zitter, a critical care and palliative care specialist, about her award-winning directorial debut film, Caregiver: A Love...
Emily sits down with Danielle Spencer to discuss her book Metagnosis: Revelatory Narratives of Health and Identity which, in identifying and naming the concept of metagnosis, brings the study of healthcare into conversation with the discourse on identity. In doing so, this extraordinary new work...