The Vaccination StationJan 23, 2021
Interview with Dr Jonathan Howard Part II
This is part 2 of my interview with Dr Howard, a neurologist and psychiatrist based in New York City. We discuss government responses to the pandemic, the grifters who spread misinformation for profit, and Dr Howard's upcoming book, 'We Want Them Infected.'
Interview with Dr Jonathan Howard Part I
Dr Howard is a neurologist and psychiatrist based in New York City. We discuss government responses to the pandemic, the grifters who spread misinformation for profit, and Dr Howard's upcoming book, 'We Want Them Infected.'
Interview with Moshe Rhodes
Dr Moshe Rhodes is a professor of microbial genetics at the College of Charleston. He has been a vaccine advocate for the best part of 10 years. We discuss science communication, vaccine advocacy, and his book, 'Jenny's First Sleepover.'
You can learn about Dr Rhodes' book—and order it—from this website: https://www.jennysfirstsleepover.com
Interview with Ivor
Ivor has a PhD in metallurgy. He is a founder and co-host of the Lads On Tour podcast. We discuss his podcast, his recent book, the question of whether or not we should 'do our own research', and more!
You can follow Ivor's work at the urls below.
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@BrentLeeTV
Interview with Dr Seth Kalichman
Dr Seth Kalichman is a clinical community psychologist and professor of social psychology at the University of Connecticut, known for his research into HIV/AIDS treatment and HIV/AIDS denialism.
He is also the author of 'Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, and Human Tragedy'. We discuss HIV/AIDS denialism, and its overlap with the anti-vaxx movement.
Dr Kalichman's book is available here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0387794751
Interview with Jon Guy
Jon Guy is the author of Thinking Straight: An Owner's Manual for the Mind. We discuss critical thinking, philosophy, skepticism, the nature of conspiracy theories, and the relationship between the mind and the brain.
Think Straight: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Straight-Owners-Manual-Mind/dp/1633887979
Interview with Dr Jody Thomas
Dr Jody Thomas is the founder of the Meg Foundation for Children's Pain. We discuss the Foundation's background & purpose, the necessity of paediatric pain management, its role in vaccine hesitancy & recommended strategies for dealing with phobias & nonverbal children.
Main website: https://www.megfoundationforpain.org/
SuperMeg comfort planner for kids: https://www.megfoundationforpain.org/supermeg
Pain Champions Guide for Parents: https://www.megfoundationforpain.org/pain-champions
Hack The Vax website and tool for adults: https://hackthevax.org/
Provider Kit: https://www.megfoundationforpain.org/providers
Interview with Debbie Moore-Black
Debbie Moore-Black is a registered hospital nurse. We discuss ICU nursing, euthanasia, universal healthcare, and more!
You can follow Debbie at the following urls:
Interview with Melanie Trecek-King
Melanie Trecek-King is a science educator who specialises in critical thinking. We discuss the importance of critical thinking, Melanie's science education course (called Science for Life), the question of whether or not the word 'truth' should be used in the context of science, and more!
Melanie runs a website called Thinking is Power, where she provides tools for teaching and learning about critical thinking: https://thinkingispower.com/
Interview with Dr Jeffrey Morris
Dr Morris is Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Biostatistics Division at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. We discuss the role of statistical science, public perceptions of 'changing science', the challenges of science communication and more!
Dr Morris runs a blog where he breaks down the biostatistics of the COVID pandemic, and debunks misinformation around science and medicine: https://www.covid-datascience.com
Interview with Silvia
Silvia is a Romanian lawyer & vaccine advocate. We discuss the COVID crisis in Romania, attitudes towards vaccination, the reasons why Romania's vaccine rollout is failing & what the government can do to get it back on track.
Interview with Dr Joe Schwarcz
Dr Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University's Office for Science & Society. We discuss his new book, Science Goes Viral.
You can listen to his podcast here: https://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/shows/the-dr-joe-show-1.1761500
Interview with Nikhil Autar
Nikhil Autar is a medical student who has lived with leukaemia since the age of 17. We discuss bone marrow transplants, Nikhil's experience as a cancer patient, the practical implications of immunosuppression, and more!
Interview with Dr Peter Sears
Dr Sears is a practising family doctor. We discuss vaccine hesitancy, some hypothetical patient/doctor scenarios, and more!
Interview with Gabriela
Gabriela is an Italian YouTuber with a degree in political science. We discuss her experience with vaccines, the responsibility of social media platforms to promote accurate information around public health issues, Italy's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more!
Link to Gabriela's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AmateurYoutuberAbitofeverything
Interview with Dr Daniel Wilson
Dr Wilson is a biologist and science communicator. We discuss his current work, the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-vaxx disinformation agents, and more!
Link to Dr Wilson's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DebunktheFunkwithDrWilson
Interview with Daniel Walsh
Daniel is a science communicator. We discuss conspiracy theories, critical thinking, scientific consensus, and more!
Link to Daniel's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SgtScholar
Interview with Vanessa
Vanessa is a Colombian YouTuber who runs a movie/TV reaction channel. We discuss vaccines, and the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in her country.
Link to Vanessa's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6XbK0qlKheheQcIGsUDZhg
Interview with Stefy
Stefy is a Serbian YouTuber who runs a Japanese anime reaction channel. She has family in Austria and Serbia. We discuss her knowledge of vaccines, the impact of COVID-19 in her country, differences between the Austrian and Serbian governments' response to the pandemic, and more!
Link to Stefy's YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcxWmOr956an7a8P-dey2ug
Interview with Halley
Halley is a registered nurse who has swung from vaccine hesitant to pro-vaxx. We discuss her journey, some of the reasons why people change their mind on vaccines (for better or worse) and more!
Interview with Craig Egan
In 2017, a bunch of anti-vaxxers travelled around the US interviewing parents and spreading baseless propaganda. Craig Egan followed them every step of the way. This is his story.
Interview with Lydia
Lydia was pro-vaxx, became vaccine hesitant, and reverted to pro-vaxx again. We discuss her journey, and the factors that influenced her decisions.
Interview with Heather Simpson Part II
In this episode we discuss Heather's experience with medical professionals, and her journey to pro-vaxx.
Interview with Heather Simpson Part I
Heather is a former anti-vaxxer who has since become pro-vaxx. In this episode we discuss the reasons why she became anti-vaxx.
Interview with Dr Lawrence Goodridge
Dr Goodridge is a Professor in Food Safety, and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety at the University of Guelph. We discuss his latest work, COVID-19, the details of scientific research funding, and more!
Interview with Dr Andrea Love & Dr Jessica Steier Part II
In this episode we discuss epidemiology, of science communication, differences between Australia and America's responses to the pandemic, universal healthcare, and more!
Interview with Dr Andrea Love & Dr Jessica Steier Part I
Dr Love and Dr Steier run the Unbiased Science Podcast. We discuss the challenges of science communication, the role of social media, and more!
Interview with Dr Gretchen LaSalle
Dr LaSalle is a family physician and an outspoken vaccine advocate. We discuss her new book, reasons why medical professionals become anti-vaxx, the question of whether or not science is settled, and more!
Interview with Lani
Lani is a regular mum who became vaccine hesitant following exposure to anti-vaxx material on social media. Over time she worked her way through it, and is now pro-vaxx. We discuss her journey, the power of emotional appeals, and more!
Interview with Diane Windsor
Diane Windsor is the author of 'Stuck', a story about two young friends tragically separated by an untimely death due to vaccine preventable disease. We discuss her book, vaccination, and differences between the US and Australian healthcare systems. You can buy Diane's book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KS7HRPN
Interview with Taryn Chapman, the Vaccine Mom
Taryn Chapman is a pro-vaxx advocate who runs the Vaccine Mom website (https://www.thevaccinemom.com/). We discuss her current work, the difference between viruses and bacteria, good approaches to vaccine advocacy, and more!
Interview with Jeff Holiday
Jeff Holiday runs a debunking channel on YouTube. We discuss the mentality that leads people to accept pseudoscience and conspiracy theories. QANON gets a mention too!
Interview with Isaac Lindenberger
Isaac is a pro-vaxx activist with an anti-vaxx parent. We discuss his personal journey, his experiences as a vaccine advocate, and some of the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy.
Interview with Edward Nirenberg
Edward has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, where he studied biochemistry. We discuss COVID-19 and the flu vaccine, and Edward explains how Gardasil prevents cancer.
Interview with Rachel Alter (Part II)
In this episode Rachel blows my mind by flawlessly pronouncing 'Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.' We discuss what doctors learn about vaccines in medical school, 'natural immunity', distrust of pharmaceutical companies, independent vaccine studies, and more!
Interview with Rachel Alter (Part I)
Rachel Alter has a Master's in Public Health. In this episode she tells me about her education and current work, and we discuss a notorious anti-vaxxer tactic: 'The Shocking Anecdote.'
Interview with Dorit Rubenstein Reiss
Interview with Dr Anna Zakrisson
Dr Anna Zakrisson is a scientist, a science communicator, and a consultant specialising in green infrastructure.