Three Davids and One Kevin

Three Davids and One Kevin

Doctor's Log - April 23, 2020 - 08:45

Who do we turn to in a time of crisis? And why do those people always turn out to be so similar? Emergency-room physician Esther Choo, M.D. unpacks our cultural tendency to look to men—specifically, white men—as leaders, whether on TV, in medical institutions, and beyond. This is more than a fairness issue, she argues. It’s an issue of life and death. This is a must-listen episode with far-reaching implications for our current moment...and well beyond.

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In Doctor’s Log, a new podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios, Dr. Esther Choo, an emergency room physician in Portland, Oregon, will deliver a twice weekly report from the front lines of the coronavirus crisis: her own ER. She takes listeners into the real world doctors and nurses are facing now, as they grapple with the most significant health threat in modern history, and helps us all understand what to do to stay safe. For transcripts, please visit our website (