I love call-in radio shows, listening to them and (dream come true) being a guest on them.* Listeners never fail to amaze me with their insights and ideas.
Today I was on the Kojo Nnamdi Show’s Tech Tuesday with Rahul Parikh, MD, to discuss “Dot Com v. MD: Health Advice & Resources Online.” We filled the hour with a wide-ranging discussion and there were apparently enough phone calls, emails, and tweets to fill another hour. We gave shout-outs to the National Library of Medicine, the Medical Library Association, and the VA’s Blue Button project, to name just a few. Callers gave tips about health apps they liked and how to handle dismissive doctors.
The hour went by so fast thanks to Rahul & Kojo & the audience making it such a fantastic conversation. What would you say to a caller who asked for recommendations for how to use the internet to navigate the maze of health care? If you could put any 3 people on a show, just to hear what they had to say to each other, who would it be?
* I have to link to the best call-in show I’ve yet been part of: A 2011 Talk of the Nation show with Pat Furlong, a rare-disease mom-turned-power-house-advocate.