The Nocturnists
The Nocturnists
The Nocturnists
We are The Nocturnists, a San Francisco-based independent medical storytelling community. Since 2016, we’ve produced over a dozen live storytelling shows in the Bay Area and New York City, three seasons of our podcast, and two special audio diary series: "Stories from a Pandemic" and "Black Voices in Healthcare." Welcome to our community.
S3 E9: Ambivalence
Family medicine doctor Miriam Sheinbein tells a story about coming to terms with ambivalence surrounding pregnancy and motherhood. This story was originally told at a storytelling event produced by TEACH (teachtraining.org), an organization that cultivates the next generation of reproductive health care providers. Illustrations by Lindsay Mound. Original theme music by Yosef Munro. Other music from Blue Dot Sessions. The Nocturnists is made possible by the California Medical Association.
Nov 24
33 min
S3 E8: Not Cut Out for This
Medical student Latha Panchap shares a story about a crisis of confidence on the wards. Latha was the winner of The Nocturnists' medical student storytelling contest on the theme of LEARNING, and told her story in front of a live audience at the Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe in New York City on December 19, 2019. Illustrations by Lindsay Mound. Original theme music by Yosef Munro. Other music comes from Blue Dot Sessions.
Nov 17
38 min
S5 E10: Ashley McMullen and Kimberly Manning On Black Voices in Healthcare
In this special episode, host Ashley McMullen and executive producer Kimberly Manning discuss the making of the series Black Voices in Healthcare. Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. This series is brought to you by the California Medical Association, the California Health Care Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and donations from our listeners. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Sep 8
1 hr 3 min
S5 E9: Black Voices in Healthcare: Birth
Our series began with reflections on the death of George Floyd, and ends with stories of birth. Even in the midst of tragedy, new life is beginning. Illustrations by Ashley Floreal. Original music by Janae E. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Aug 25
40 min
S5 E8: Black Voices in Healthcare: Touch
From the physical exams we conduct to diagnose disease to the reassuring handshakes before a surgical procedure, human touch is fundamental to the work we do in healthcare. Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. This series is brought to you by the California Medical Association, the California Health Care Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and donations from our listeners. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Aug 18
31 min
S5 E7: Black Voices in Healthcare: Standout
Have you ever looked around and realized you were the only one? Standing out in the crowd can be hard, but it might just be your superpower. Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. This series is brought to you by the California Medical Association, the California Health Care Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and donations from our listeners. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Aug 11
35 min
S5 E6: Black Voices in Healthcare: Becoming
Everyone has a different origin story. This week we hear about all the roads you’ve taken to become who you are. Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Aug 4
42 min
S5 E5: Black Voices in Healthcare: Pandemic
We know the pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color. This week, we hear about how COVID-19 has affected your lives. This week we asked you all to tell us about your experience of COVID. Featuring "Heart Shaped Box" by Amber Mark (covering Nirvana). Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Jul 28
42 min
S5 E4: Black Voices in Healthcare: Hair
Our Black hair speaks volumes about our lives, and can be a source of joy or pain. Featuring music inspired by “I am not my hair" by India.Arie. Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Jul 21
33 min
S5 E3: Black Voices in Healthcare: Home
Many of us travel far and wide to become healthcare workers. What is home to you? Featuring the song “Home” from The Wiz, written by Charlie Smalls. Illustrations by Ashley Floréal. Original music by Janaé E. Learn more and support us at thenocturnists.com. Thank you!
Jul 14
29 min
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