Second Opinion with Dr Christian

Second Opinion with Dr Christian

By Want Some Media

Dr Christian Jessen is here to give you a second opinion on all things health and well-being. He's joined by journalist Alex Stanger and some fascinating guests to discuss a different medical topic in each episode. It's the doctor's appointment you don't need to book!

Episodes

The Importance of Music with Nicola Benedetti

This week, Dr Christian and Alex are joined by Nicky Benedetti, one of the world's most sought-after violinists to talk about how important music is to our good health and also about the amazing online tutorials she has been giving during lockdown and her plans for a complete virtual orchestra. This episode was recorded on May 12th 2020.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2027m 55s

Light At The End Of The Lockdown Tunnel

Dr Christian and Alex are back to chat about some of the positives that have come out of lockdown and how we can do our little bit to help ourselves and each other as we head to the next phase. This podcast was recorded remotely on May 4th 2020.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2030m 37s

Lockdown Gaming with Linda Papadopoulos

Whilst lockdown continues, more of us are spending time gaming. Is this a good thing or do we need to think about the effect of being in a virtual world when we can't go into the real world? If you've got kids who are spending more time online, you'll definitely want to listen to this episode, which was recorded on April 27th 2020.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2030m 2s

Your Lockdown Mental Health with Emma Kenny

Psychotherapist Emma Kenny is back with Dr Christian and Alex to chat about our state of mind as the coronavirus lockdown continues. There is no doubt that this enforced period of staying in our homes can affect our mental health and others around us. Whether you are on your own, coping with home-schooling or just frustrated with the inability to live life as normal, this is essential listening.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2034m 26s

Your Lockdown Questions with Rebecca Barrie

This week Dr Christian and Alex are joined remotely by psychotherapist Rebecca Barrie. They will be answering your questions on living in the coronavirus lockdown as well as discussing how to cope with the anxiety, stress and mental health issues that will be affecting a lot of people at the moment. This episode was recorded on April 14th 2020.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/2029m 44s

Living in Lockdown

Dr Christian is back for a new series, and while he is in lock-down at home, he's managed to link up with Alex who's also locked down at home to discuss the realities of what's it's like adjusting to this new normal of staying in, home-schooling and recording podcasts remotely. Listen out for Dr Christian's dog and Alex's kids making their appearances!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2031m 41s

New Year, New You... Or Not?

This week Dr Christian and Alex delve into all the New Year fads that we are bombarded with, separating fact from fiction. Is dry January really worth it and what about all those diets. Essential listening to start the year!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2036m 21s

Pornography with Reed Amber and Florence Barkway

This week, Dr Christian and Alex are joined by Reed and Florence who are behind 'Come Curious', a social media channel devoted to sex and body honesty. It's a no holes barred chat about the good and bad that comes with porn and is quite an eye-opener, especially for Alex!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/1937m 32s

Autism with Dr James Cusack

This week Dr Christian and Alex are joined by Dr James Cusack from Autistica, the leading autism research charity, to talk about a very important topic that affects many people. Diagnosed with autism himself, James has spent his life researching an illness we still don't know a great deal about. As the diagnosis numbers increase, this episode will explain what autism is, how it affects people and how things like neurodiversity can help.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/1933m 11s

Fertility with Dr Marie Wren

This week Dr Christian and Alex are joined by Dr Marie Wren, Deputy Director of the Lister Fertility Clinic to talk about a very personal and emotional subject for many people. They uncover the myths and facts around fertility and discuss what options are out there for couples trying to conceive.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/1936m 3s

HIV with Ian Green, CEO of the Terence Higgins Trust

This week, Dr Christian & Alex are joined by Ian Green, CEO of the Terence Higgins Trust to talk about HIV. They talk about the stigmas, the truths and the basic facts of what is now a fully treatable illness that allows people with HIV to live normal lives.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/1936m 23s

Cannabidiol/CBD with Steve Rolles

This week Dr Christian & Alex are joined by Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst at Transform Drug Policy Foundation, to talk all about Cannabidiol otherwise known as CBD.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/1932m 52s

Mental Health Campaigner, Jonny Benjamin MBE joins Dr Christian and Alex

Dr Christian is back in the studio with his friend and journalist Alex Stanger. This week is a very powerful listen, as they are joined in the studio by mental health campaigner, Jonny Benjamin MBE. Jonny's own journey was made into a documentary called 'The Stranger On The Bridge', which documents his quest to find the stranger that talked him out of jumping off a bridge.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/1931m 29s

Professor David Nutt joins Dr Christian & Alex to talk about drugs

In this final episode of the season, Dr Christian and Alex are joined by Professor David Nutt to talk all about drugs. The good, the bad, the addictions, what cannabis oil is all about and a lot more. It is a very eye-opening listen and will certainly be food for thought.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/1941m 3s

Psychologist Emma Kenny joins Dr Christian and Alex to talk about sex!

It's all about sex this week with Dr Christian and Alex joined by This Morning's resident psychologist, Emma Kenny. It's a no holes barred discussion about a subject we all need to talk about. Find out the difference between aural and oral and much more in this week's episode!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/1936m 35s

Professor Dame Sue Hill joins Dr Christian & Alex

Dr Christian and Alex are privileged to be joined by Professor Dame Sue Hill, the Chief Scientific Officer for England to talk all about genetics. This is a fascinating episode, looking at the power of genetic research and how it affects all of us. Sue is the Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics in NHS England, leading developments in this area, having previously established the NHS Genomic Medicine Centres and led the NHS contribution to the 100,000 Genomes Project.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/1934m 22s

Reverend Richard Coles joins Dr Christian & Alex to talk death!

This week is unmissable as the brilliant Reverend Richard Coles joins Dr Christian & Alex to talk all about death. It's a fascinating chat about how we view death, how people deal with it in different ways and why Rev Coles was called Dumbledore.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/1930m 30s

Jenny Eclair joins Dr Christian & Alex to talk all about the menopause

This week Dr Christian and Alex are joined by comedian, actress and novelist Jenny Eclair to talk very openly about the menopause. Amazingly we still don't entirely know why it even happens, but Jenny's stories will have you laughing out loud as well as giving you a very personal perspective on something that every woman will go through.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/1931m 45s

Dr Claire Guest joins Dr C & Alex to talk about medical detection dogs

This week, Dr Christian & Alex are joined by Dr Claire Guest from Medical Detection Dogs. They are a remarkable charity specialising in the use of dogs to detect illnesses such as cancer. It is truly fascinating to hear how these animals work and what they are capable of.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/1924m 10s

Finty Williams joins Dr Christian and Alex to talk about addiction

Actor Finty Williams and therapist John McKeown join Dr Christian and Alex to talk about addiction. This is an open, personal and emotional conversation with Finty talking about her own addiction story and how to reach out and help people deal with addiction in its many forms.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/1931m 10s

Liam Hackett joins Dr Christian & Alex to talk about bullying

This week Liam Hackett, the founder of ‘Ditch The Label’ which is one of the largest anti-bullying charities, joins Dr Christian & Alex to talk about bullying, the good and bad sides of social media and how it is affecting young people and their mental health. Essential listening as always  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/1926m 10s

Lauren Mahon talks cancer with Dr Christian and Alex

Broadcaster, charity campaigner and cancer survivor, Lauren Mahon tells us what it is like to be diagnosed with cancer aged 31, the highs and lows and being part of the award-winning ‘You, Me & The Big C’ podcast. This is an open, honest look into something which will now affect 1 in 2 of us.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/1934m 3s

Denise Welch talks mental health and depression with Dr Christian

Actress and presenter Denise Welch speaks honestly and openly about her 30 year battle with clinical depression, which first came to light after the birth of her eldest son, musician Matt Healy. A tale of highs and lows, self-medication and sobriety, Denise lifts the dark veil on mental health and opens up a conversation that needs to happen, now more than ever.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/1940m 16s

Second Opinion with Dr Christian Jessen

Second Opinion is a new podcast from Dr Christian Jessen. Each week, Dr Christian will be joined by a live studio guest and Alex Stanger, to talk honestly and openly about a variety of medical subjects including addiction, mental health, and general well-being. He'll also be demystifying some of those pointless fads and medical jargon as well as answering your questions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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