Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike's Medical Podcast

By Mike Todorovic

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Dr Matt Barton and Dr Mike Todorovic are University lecturers and researchers who love discussing the anatomy and physiology of various human systems and explore important clinical correlates.

Episode Date
Episode 72 - Testosterone
In this episode Dr matt and Dr Mike discuss the role of testosterone in embryological development, masculinization, muscle growth and development, exercise and performance, and in the treatment of hypogonadism.
Sep 01, 2020
Episode 71 - Male Reproductive System
In this episode we explore the tubes, glands, and structures of the male reproductive tract! The journey begins at the testes, moves to the epididymis, ductus (vas) deferens, prostate, seminal vesicles, ejaculatory ducts, urethra, penis, and erection and ejaculation.
Aug 13, 2020
Episode 70 - Shock
Shock is a critical condition that is brought on by a sudden drop in blood flow through the body. The circulatory system fails to maintain adequate blood flow, sharply curtailing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to vital organs. In this episode we discuss the types, causes, and treatments of shock.
Jul 22, 2020
Episode 69 - Medical Conspiracies (with Dr Steven Novella)
In this episode, Dr Matt and Dr Mike are joined by Clinical Neurologist and Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Dr Steven Novella. They discuss conspiracy thinking in medicine and explore what drives people away from science-based thinking. Dr Novella offers some insight from his clinical experience and explains how (or if) we can address people with incorrect views.
Jul 10, 2020
Episode 68 - Inflammation
Inflammation is the body's response to damage. Specifically damage to vascularised tissue. In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike explain the cardinal signs of inflammation, the chemicals involved in the inflammatory response, and the drugs used to treat inflammation.
Jun 17, 2020
Episode 67 - The Stomach
In this episode Dr Matt & Dr Mike discuss everything about the stomach! Including; anatomy, embryology, physiology, histology, and disease!
Jun 01, 2020
Episode 67 - The Stomach
In this episode Dr Matt & Dr Mike discuss everything about the stomach! Including; anatomy, embryology, physiology, histology, and disease!
May 30, 2020
Episode 66 - Prostate Gland
What is the prostate? Where can it be found? What does it do? How did it develop during embryology? What prostate disorders are there?
May 12, 2020
Episode 65 - Membrane Transport (Passive vs. Active Transport)
In this episode we discuss osmosis, diffusion, primary active transport, and secondary active transport.
Mar 17, 2020
Episode 64 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
What is it? Where did it begin? What are the symptoms? How does it compare to other viruses? How do we test? What is the treatment? What can WE do to prevent it?
Mar 16, 2020
Episode 63 - Gallbladder
Everything you ever wanted (needed) to know about the Gallbladder.
Mar 06, 2020
Episode 62 - DNA Transcription and Translation
What is DNA? How is it transcribed into RNA? How does RNA translate into protein?
Feb 25, 2020
Episode 61 - Anaphylaxis
What is anaphylaxis? What causes it? And how is it treated?
Feb 14, 2020
Episode 60 - Cell Stress and Adaptation
How do cells respond to stress? In this episode Dr Matt & Dr Mike discuss hypertrophy, hyperplasia, atrophy, and metaplasia!
Jan 24, 2020
Episode 59 - Vitamins
What are the different vitamins? Is there any evidence that vitamin supplements benefit our health?
Dec 06, 2019
Episode 58 - Antibiotics
What are the different classes of antibiotics and how do they work?
Nov 17, 2019
Episode 57 - NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 56 - Opioids and Opiates
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 55 - Macronutrient Digestion (Proteins, Fats, and Carbs)
Sep 20, 2019
Episode 54 - Smoking & Vaping
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 53 - Glycolysis
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 52 - Inflammation *high quality*
Aug 22, 2019
Episode 51 - Medical Terminology
Aug 09, 2019
Episode 50 - Alcohol *UPDATED*
Jul 05, 2019
Episode 49 - Cholinergic Pharmacology
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 48 - Adrenergic Pharmacology
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 47 - Nausea & Vomiting
May 26, 2019
Episode 46 - Cholinergic Receptors
May 14, 2019
Bonus Episode! ABC Radio: Epilepsy!
Mar 28, 2019
Episode 45 - Adrenergic Receptors
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 44 - Hunger & Appetite
Mar 15, 2019
Bonus Episode! ABC Radio: Endometriosis
Mar 12, 2019
Bonus Episode! ABC Radio: Congenital Heart Disease
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 43 - Body Tissues
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 42 - Abdominal Pain
Feb 01, 2019
Episode 41 - Blood
Nov 26, 2018
Episode 40 - Integumentary System
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 39 - Diabetic ketoacidosis
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 38 - Spleen
Aug 18, 2018
Episode 37 - Pancreas
Aug 13, 2018
Bonus Episode! ABC Radio Edition! - Spinal Cord Injury
Jul 26, 2018
Bonus Episode! ABC Radio Edition! - Smell
Jul 19, 2018
Episode 36 - Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack) and Angina
Jun 21, 2018
Episode 35 - Blood Pressure Medications
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 34 - Pain!
May 30, 2018
Episode 33 - Memory

Can't remember what we spoke about...I think it was something about memory. How it works? Different types? Who knows, you'll have to listen to find out.

May 20, 2018
Episode 32 - The Auditory System (Hearing & The Ear)
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 31 - The Eye & Vision
Apr 20, 2018
Episode 30 - Bones
Apr 11, 2018
Episode 29 - The Cell
Mar 20, 2018
Episode 28 - Cancer
Mar 15, 2018
Episode 27 - Muscular System (Part 2 - Contraction)
Mar 08, 2018
Episode 26 - Muscular System (Part 1)
Feb 11, 2018
Episode 25 - Homeostasis
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 24 - Chemistry of Life (Atoms to Organisms)
Jan 11, 2018
Episode 23 - Adrenal Glands

The amazing adrenal glands produce and release important hormones involved in the stress response of organisms. This includes adrenaline (epinephrine), glucocorticoids (cortisol), sex hormones (androgens), and mineralocorticoids (aldosterone).

Dec 19, 2017
Episode 22 - Thyroid and Parathyroid
Dec 03, 2017
Episode 21 - Endocrine System (Hypothalamus & Pituitary)

In this episode we explore the anatomy and physiology of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. We describe the hormones produced by each and what they do! We also talk about certain diseases that can arise from having either too much or not enough of these hormones!
We talk about oxytocin, vasopressin (ADH), growth hormone, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, and leutenizing hormone! So many!!!!

Nov 23, 2017
Episode 20 - Cranial nerves and how to test them!

In Episode 20, Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike go through the 12 pairs of cranial nerves!
They explain how to remember their names! How to remember whether they are sensory, motor, or both! AND how to test them clinically!!

Nov 17, 2017
Episode 19 - Autonomic Nervous System (Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Divisions))

Here we introduce the anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. After finding out what Dr Matt did in India, we explore why we have a sympathetic (fight or flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) division of the nervous system. We look at cholinergic receptors and adrenergic receptors and where they are located. And finally, what drugs can do to alter these systems - enjoy!!

Nov 10, 2017
Episode 18 - The Brain! Including lobes, corpus callosum, and cerebellum!

Wow! This episode has some great facts and information! Such as:
- Brain metabolism (sugar, lactate, and ketones)
- Frontal lobe (Phineas Gage getting a rod through his head, motor cortex, dementia, and Broca's aphasia - inability to create words)
- Parietal lobe (Sensory cortex, phantom limb, neuroplasticity, disowning your own body parts)
- Temporal lobe (memory, learning, epilepsy and religious experiences, Wernicke's aphasia - word-salad)
- Occpital lobe (interpreting vision, visual disorders)
- Insula (food avoidance after food poisoning)
- Corpus Callosum (Split brain experiment, separating consciousness, confabulation)
- Cerebellum (proprioception, balance, cerebral ataxia, walking on all four limbs, getting drunk)

Nov 01, 2017
Episode 17 - Resting Membrane & Action Potential (Clinical relevance!!)

In order for our neurons to fire off, heart muscle to contract, and kidneys to reabsorb substances, the cells in our body need to establish charge and concentration differences between the inside of the cell and outside the cell (resting membrane potential). In this episode, we explore how our body creates these differences and exploit them to send signals to and from the brain (action potential). We also discuss what can happen to the body if we alter these concentrations and charges.

Oct 27, 2017
Episode 16 - The Nervous System (An introduction)

In this episode Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike introduce the nervous system. They outline the various components of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (cranial nerves and spinal nerves)  and discuss its primary functions. Dr. Matt also explains to Dr. Mike the embryological development of the nervous system.

Oct 23, 2017
Episode 15 - Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis

"ABGs are easy as 1,2,3!!"
In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike explain how to read an arterial blood gas (ABG) report and help determine whether a patient has a respiratory or metabolic based acidosis or alkalosis. They also look at some complex mixed cases and explain some easy ways to determine what's going on?!

Oct 16, 2017
Episode 14 - Acid Base Physiology

Did you know that you can change the pH of your blood by breathing? In this episode Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike explore the differences between acidosis and alkalosis. What is pH? What is an acid? What is a base? Clinically, why are we so concerned about the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+)??

Oct 09, 2017
Episode 13 - Lactation and Breastfeeding

Dr. Mike has recently had a baby and is experiencing the complexities of breastfeeding. In this episode Dr Matt & Dr Mike discuss the anatomy and physiology of lactation. They are also joined by a special guest, Midwife & Nurse, Rose Townley, to discuss the complexities of breastfeeding for both mum and bub.  

Sep 28, 2017
Episode 12 - The Nephron and Diuretics

How do the kidneys decide what to pee out? Where along the nephron are substances reabsorbed and secreted? How do diuretics work?
In Episode 12, meet our friend Zac Nephron!!

Sep 20, 2017
Episode 11 - The Glomerulus & Glomerular filtration rate

The Glomerulus (meaning ball of yarn) is a capillary network in the kidneys that decides what gets filtered from the blood into urine.Our kidneys need to filter 120mL per minute (or 180L per day) of blood in order to maintain the appropriate amount of salts, pH, waste, and other components in the blood. If this membrane is damaged or disrupted, patient health can rapidly decline.
What is the glomerulus? How does it work? How can it be damaged? What are some diseases of the glomerulus?

Sep 09, 2017
Episode 10 - Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS)

Did you know that our kidneys control our blood pressure? It does this so it can continually create 180 litres of filtered blood every day to keep us healthy!
The system that the kidneys use to control blood pressure is called the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) - it's a big name but easy to learn!
Many patients with hypertension manage their blood pressure by taking medications that act upon this system!
Join Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike in this episode to explore this clinically important system! 

Sep 03, 2017
Episode 9 - The kidneys

What came first, the kidney or the bean?? In this episode, Dr Matt meets Dr Mike's best friend, Zac Nephron and they explore the anatomy and physiology of the kidneys in preparation for their upcoming episodes on how the kidneys filter and the Nephron!! 

Aug 29, 2017
Episode 8 - The Liver

Why is our poo brown? What is Jaundice and why do people with Jaundice turn yellow?
This episode has A LOT of information!!
In this episode, Dr. Matt talks about the embryological origins of the liver and gross anatomy, while Dr. Mike talks about the function of the liver and its diverse role/s in metabolism, protein synthesis, hormone production, storage, blah, blah blah!! This episode has A LOT of information!!

Aug 25, 2017
Episode 7 - Digestive System / Gastrointestinal tract

Coprophagia, belly-flopping koala's, why the appendix IS useful, fecal transplants, and a general medical examination of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.

Aug 18, 2017
Episode 6 - Diabetes Mellitus

Dr Mike tastes diabetic urine and Dr Matt explains how the old definitions of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are no longer relevant. 

Aug 12, 2017
Episode 5 - Ventilation perfusion (VQ) coupling

Dr Matt and Dr Mike explore the clinical importance of matching alveolar ventilation with pulmonary blood flow.  

Aug 12, 2017
Episode 4 - Gas Exchange

How do we exchange gases with our blood? In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike examine how we bring gases into our lungs from the atmosphere and how we exchange gases with our blood.

Aug 12, 2017
Episode 3 - The Respiratory Tract

Dr Matt and Dr Mike continue their journey through the body systems. This week they explore the functional anatomy of the respiratory tract, beginning at the nose and finishing inside the lungs.

Aug 11, 2017
Episode 2 - Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

In episode 2, Dr Matt and Mr Mike discuss what blood pressure is and the pathophysiology of hypertension.

Aug 11, 2017
Episode 1 - The Cardiovascular System

Welcome to episode 1 of Dr Matt and Dr Mike's Medical Podcast!! 
In this episode discuss the functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, while introducing some important clinical correlates.

Aug 11, 2017