The Referral with Dr. Karan

The Referral with Dr. Karan

By Sony Music Entertainment

Ever wondered why it’s more difficult for women to orgasm? What AI is teaching us about medicine, or why erectile dysfunction exists? Are there superfoods and what are the health signs you should never ignore ...If so, this is the podcast for you. The Referral... With Dr Karan is a weekly focus on health-in-the-news (eg. Doctors on strike), awkward topics you might not want to discuss with your mum (S-E-X), and myth busting (eg. ‘Masturbation ruins sex with your partner’); interweaving fascinating stories about scientific discovery and the real-life impacts. Dr Karan Raj is a working doctor in the NHS, a social media sensation plus he’s a fun-fact machine (the kind that might change your life). The podcast will feature guests from doctors to scientists to brilliant story tellers we’ll leave every episode informed, educated and impassioned. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com

Episodes

My Best Friend Took His Own Life

Please note, this episode contains disturbing themes, which may not be suitable for all listeners. Capital Radio presenter Sonny Jay discusses how HE coped when his best friend and producer took his own life in 2020. Take away tips on coping with loss, looking after our mental health by simply making sure we keep talking, and how we can encourage our children to grow up with emotional intelligence.  An encourgaing and important listen for ANYONE wanting to look after their mental health. Karan also answers your health and science questions in Crowd Science.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/23·40m 30s

How To Cure Cancer

Global cancer expert, Peter Johnson, is among the most highly regarded clinical researchers in the field of oncology. He is the Chief Clinician at Cancer Research UK and Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Southampton, and his research has led the application of diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma, a cancer that affects the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells, and has been responsible for designing pivotal clinical trials in this field.  Karan and the Professor discuss the future of cancer treatment, the cures in the pipeline and the science behind it all.  Karan also answers your health and science questions, this week focusing on IBS-D.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/23·37m 16s

How to Build Mental Resilience

Marnie Swindells is the queen of mental strength; she’s a champion boxer, a qualified solicitor, a boxing coach, and now has opened her own community gym, having won a quarter of a million pounds on this year’s Apprentice. She talks to Karan about how she created her own success, how she copes with pressure and stress - and what motivates her to keep going every single day. This episode also talks about boxing and injury - what exactly is concussion, how you can avoid it and the benefits of boxing for fitness.  Karan also answers your health and science questions, this week focusing on IBS-D.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·41m 52s

Introducing… Out To Lunch Season 9 – NEW HOST ALERT

The smash-hit interview podcast Out To Lunch is out now, with a sparkly new host on dining duty: the much loved British actor, comedian and writer Ade Edmondson. Ade takes guests such as Chrissie Hynde, Reece Shearsmith, Tony Visconti, Daisy Haggard and Ed Byrne to a top restaurant whilst you get to hear the witty and wonderous conversation. It’s like you’re sat at the table next to us. After breaking into the comedy circuit in the 1980s, Edmondson starred in countless British films and TV shows, including seminal comedy The Young Ones and alongside his wife, Jennifer Saunders as part of the legendary Comic Strip Presents. Ade’s more recent projects include Rain Dogs with Daisy May Cooper, Back to Life with Daisy Haggard and as Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Having won Celebrity MasterChef and 'star baker' in The Great Sports Relief Bake Off, Ade will leave the cooking to the professionals... A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/23·2m 17s

Mr Hudson: The Healthy Creative

Kanye West and Jay Z are just two of the iconic artists Mr Hudson aka Ben Hudson McIldowie has worked with in his impressive music career so far.  Mr Hudson and Karan relive his rise to fame in the noughties, and Ben gives insights into his winning daily routine and how to get the most out of yourself AND others, creatively.  Karan also answers your health and science questions in Crowd Science.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/23·41m 4s

Tasha Ghouri: Turning Deaf

Imagine a world with no sound, only able to experience the world with your eyes, touch, smell and taste - not able to hear conversation, or the sea, or traffic, or music. Tasha Ghouri was born deaf, and was non-verbal until she was five-years-old, when she got a cochlear implant. Karan talks with her about her journey, life experiences - and all the positives that also come with being deaf.  Tasha was the first ever deaf person to go on reality TV show, Love Island, where she made it to the final last year. She's a model, dancer and podcaster and since the show, has been working to bring awareness of the deaf community to the mainstream. One in six people are deaf in the UK, and if you're not born deaf, it doesn't mean you won't ever be deaf, as Karan explains in this episode, there are so many causes of deafness.  Karan also answers your health and science questions in Crowd Science.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/23·46m 47s

Start Saving Your Brain Now!

Global authority and expert Dr Emer MacSweeney is in the studio to discuss the ways WE can look after our brains to fight against the onset of Alzheimer's. For the ONLY answers you need to look after your brain health... listen now! Karan also answers your health and science questions in Crowd Science.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/23·43m 56s

Skincare Products Are A Lie!

Are Skincare Products A Money-Making Scam? Why do we get spots? What do different types of spots mean? How can you get rid of acne? How can you prevent scarring?  Dr Anjali Mahto, is a renowned medical and cosmetic consultant dermatologist in London’s Harley Street, as well as the author of best-selling book The Skincare Bible. She joins Dr Karan for an in-depth discussion about skin, acne and how to improve your complexion. They bust myths around skincare and the multi-million dollar industry, that very often supports common misconceptions...  Karan also answers a listener question around collagen, and collagen supplements, plus so many more in Crowd Science Extra!  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/23·45m 22s

Don't tell me you're neurodivergent too?!

David & Carrie Grant are well-known vocal coaches and advocates for their children who have autism spectrum disorder. They discuss the difficulties and triumphs of their 3 children who have autism, and give insightful tips for parenting children with the disorder.  For the best insight into parenting children with autism from 2 inspirational parents, listen now! Karan also busts the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding autism and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.   If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·43m 41s

Oily, Muscly Men In Pants: How To Get Ripped

Natural Bodybuilding Overall World Champion, Nathan Williams, joins Karan to discuss body transformations; how to build muscle, achieve your goals, protein, steroids, when to workout and what life as a professional bodybuilder is like...  Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.   If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/23·43m 28s

Are You As Fertile As You Think?

This episode is relevant to you because one in seven couples struggle with infertility. Up to 88% of ones egg reserve may be gone by the age of 30. Two out of three people have at least one hormone out of range that could be affecting our fertility.  A leading expert in reproductive science; Dr Helen O'Neill is the founder and CEO of Hertility, a women's health company built by women, for women. Dr Helen joins Karan to discuss the reasons and causes of infertility, the cost of egg freezing, the chances of getting pregnant having frozen your eggs, and the risks and side-effects involved.  Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.   If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/23·47m 26s

How To Get The Perfect Smile

Dentist to the stars Dr Rhona Eskander, brings her TOP TEETH TIPS to the podcast, and it's not just about the teeth! The pair discuss whole mouth health, when you should REALLY be brushing your teeth, and how NOT to gain a full set of pearly whites! Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.   If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/23·44m 40s

Gender Surgery: Orgasms, Anatomy and Risk

James Bellringer is one of seven gender surgeons in the UK; he's one of the world's experts in this field. Karan talks to James about how he started out, training as a urologist, and how he moved onto specialising in vaginoplastys (the surgery performed to create a vagina), along with other feminising surgery. They discuss the risks involved, alongside the construction of the vagina and procedure. Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com.  A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/23·45m 47s

Living with a Stoma - A Bag for Life

@MrColitisCrohns AKA Mesha Moinirad joins Karan this week to discuss his journey with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and how he now lives with a stoma bag. Mesha brings his practical advice for day-to-day life whilst discussing how he lives life to the fullest, and how you can too! Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.  If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com.  Subscribe to The Referral Plus for ad-free listening plus weekly subscriber-exclusive "Crowd Science Extra" episodes. Start your free trial today by visiting The Referral show page on Apple Podcasts and clicking on "Try Free" at the top of the page.  A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/23·47m 21s

The Dirty Secrets Of The NHS

NHS Doctor Simon Fleming discusses the institutional problems within the NHS, and what needs to be done to fix them. Also in the episode, the pair talk about how to advocate for yourself as a patient, and bust the many myths around arthritis. Please note, this episode contains disturbing themes, which may not be suitable for all listeners. Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’. If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/23·45m 55s

Sleep Myths Exposed!

Have you ever woken up in the night and felt anxious? Ever been desperate to improve your sleep quality? Wanted to not feel tired during the day? Look no further...   Karan talks to Sleep Physiologist, CMO & co-founder Re-sleep Stephanie Romiszewski about how to get the best night's sleep, night shifts and maximising sleep, sleep paralysis and busting all common preconceptions around sleep.  Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.   If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/23·44m 3s

Menopause: The Truth, with expert Dr Louise Newson

Today, Karan invites Dr Louise Newson, GP and menopause specialist, on the podcast, to delve into the REAL truths of the menopause, how women can prepare their bodies for the lack of hormones it endures, and what she is doing to combat the stigma surrounding this often debilitating condition.  Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.   If you have your very own question and want to get in touch, simply head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/23·44m 34s

Reboot Your Health with Professor Tim Spector

Dr Karan has an up-front discussion with the man who informed the nation about the most predictive, yet strange, symptom of Covid-19 in 2020; the loss of smell and taste... Epidemiologist Tim Spector created a reporting tool that is arguably the world’s largest ever citizen science experiment; the Covid Symptom Study app. First and foremost however, he's an epidemiologist. Dr Karan talks with Tim about how we can avoid future pandemics, how to prepare for cancer surgery and how to boost your gut microbiome.   Tim is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London, he’s the director of the Twins UK study, and the co-founder at ZOE (which proved to be an invaluable tool to combat Covid-19). His knowledge and passion for epidemiology have benefited many people around the world – and could benefit YOU today!  If you have a health-related question and want to get in touch, just head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.       Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/23·43m 19s

Fat Loss Expert: Diet Myths, Weight-loss & Counting Calories

This week on The Referral, Personal Trainer James Smith joins Dr Karan in the studio. Described as the ‘Gordon Ramsay’ of the fitness industry, James gets real about fat loss, the weight-loss injection and changing your daily habits to drop weight in a healthy, less stressful way.  Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.  If you have a health-related question and want to get in touch, just head to TheReferralPod.com. A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/23·40m 15s

Microbiome Expert: Daily Habits That Are Destroying Your Gut Health

In this episode of The Referral, Dr Karan welcomes Dr Blair Merrick, Clinical Research Fellow in the Faecel Microbiota Transplantation (or FMT) unit based at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. Listen closely, as the two doctors discuss poo transplants, YES POO TRANSPLANTS, and give YOU the take home’s for your healthiest gut, yet!  Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest in health and science in the news, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’.  If you have a health-related question and want to get in touch, just head to TheReferralPod.com.  A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/23·35m 52s

Why Women Aren't Having Enough Orgasms with Charlene Douglas

In this, the very first episode of The Referral, Dr Karan is joined by Married At First Sight’s sex and relationship expert Charlene Douglas. Karan gets down to the science behind the big O, the climax, the ultimate high everyone's looking for......the orgasm, and more specifically 'the orgasm gap' between women and men. Is it a patriarchal society problem? Are men really the problem here – or is it the female anatomy?! Science or psychology?! Find out here! Karan also brings you ‘What The Health’, the latest mind-blowing health news you’ll love, and he answers YOUR questions in ‘Crowd Science’. If you’d like to get in touch and ask Karan a question about all things health and science, get in touch at TheReferralPod.com.  A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us at @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/23·32m 43s

Introducing...The Referral with Dr Karan

Ever wondered why it’s more difficult for women to orgasm? What AI is teaching us about medicine, or why erectile dysfunction exists? Are there superfoods and what are the health signs you should never ignore ...If so, this is the podcast for you.  The Referral... With Dr Karan is a weekly focus on health-in-the-news (eg. Doctors on strike), awkward topics you might not want to discuss with your mum (S-E-X), and myth busting (eg. ‘Masturbation ruins sex with your partner’); interweaving fascinating stories about scientific discovery and the real-life impacts. Dr Karan Raj is a working doctor in the NHS, a social media sensation plus he’s a fun-fact machine (the kind that might change your life). The podcast will feature guests from doctors to scientists to brilliant story tellers we’ll leave every episode informed, educated and impassioned.    A Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/23·1m 26s
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