What's Up, Doc? - Leanna House Photo By Laura Krueger

“The best thing I bought before my mastectomy was googly eyes.”

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What's Up, Doc?

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Stories are medicine for the soul, but in this hour, stories of real medicine. Hospital residencies, doctor visits, and difficult diagnoses. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

While in prison, Michael Fischer takes advantage of his medical condition.

Leanna House find a unique way to cope with her mastectomy.

Oscar Saavedra takes a stab at being a phlebotomist.

Cancer patient Gwen Carmen tries to learn how to die.

After giving birth, Elizabeth Gray is in denial about her mental health.

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Stories in this Episode

11:52
The Best Medicine

by Michael Fischer

While in prison, Michael Fischer takes advantage of his medical condition.

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04:56
Here’s Looking at You

by Leanna House

Leanna House find a unique way to cope with her mastectomy.

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06:31
All in Vein

by Oscar Saavedra

Oscar Saavedra takes a stab at being a phlebotomist.

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06:08
Brand New White Coat

by Kris Catrine

Kris Catrine describes her first night on call in a children's hospital.

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04:06
Tips for Dying

by Gwen Carmen

Cancer patient Gwen Carmen tries to learn how to die.

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05:58
S.O.S

by Elizabeth Gray

After giving birth, Elizabeth Gray is in denial about her mental health.

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Extras From This Episode

What's Up, Doc Extras

Michael Fischer

Michael As A Child With His Mom After His First Heart Surgery

Michael as a child with his mom after his first heart surgery.

Michael With His Grandmother

Michael with his grandmother.

Michael More Recently With Some Of His Nieces And Nephews

Michael more recently with some of his nieces and nephews.

Leanna House

Leanna In The Hospital

Leanna in the hospital.

Oscar Saavedra

Oscar On The Job

Oscar on the job.

Kris Catrine

Kris On The Day Of Her White Coat Ceremony

Krs on the day of her white coat ceremony.

Kris In Her White Coat

Kris in her white coat.

Elizabeth Gray

Elizabeth With One Of Her Sons

Elizabeth with one of her sons.

Elizabeths Sons

Elizabeth's sons.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Chilly Gonzales - Manifesto
  • Portico quartet - Prickly Pear
  • Victor Wooten - U Can't hold No Groove
  • Charlie Rouse - Merci Bon Dieu
  • Frootful - October
  • Dustin O'Halloran - An Ending, A beginning