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I am Dr. Todd Brandt. I am a urologist. 

These are words I couldn't have imagined myself saying as I was growing up thinking about medicine as a career. 

And I have been asked many, many times why I went into urology as a medical specialty. In this podcast I attempt to explain how I got here. Why did I choose urology as a specialty? Why do I like it? Why, if you are someone with a urinary tract, should you care? Get it? Why Urology.

This podcast is a personal experiment in medical audio content. I make the obvious disclaimer that this is not medical advice. You should be going to your own physician for that.

These episodes are meant to educate, entertain, inspire or inform you in some way with urology as the launching point for each episode. Each episode is varied in format and length as I have experimented with content. 

Listen, follow, share, rate, review, repeat...you know what to do.

If you have kidney stones, or prostate cancer, or another urologic health concern this podcast may help you.

If you have a loved one with any urologic health concern this podcast may help you. 

If you are someone who has asked, "How does my bladder do it's thing?", this podcast may help you.

If you make urine, or even if you don't, this podcast may help you.

Thank you for listening to this podcast. I do appreciated any feedback I get so please reach out to me at the link provided on this website. 

Be well,

Dr. Todd Brandt

Nov 11, 2021

 

I will be ending this podcast in its current format at the end of this calendar year, 2021. 

I have not run out of ideas for episodes of this podcast. I have not depleted my energy for doing something creative. I still want and would welcome any-and-all guests for interviews and conversations that center around some aspect of urology and the practice of medicine. I still want your comments and feedback. And I am still so grateful that you are listening to these episodes.

My idea to start a podcast began around 6-7 years ago when I, myself, discovered the power of podcasting and podcasts in general were gaining a wider audience.

For many years medical practices had been trying to figure out how to use all of the tools of “social media” as a form of marketing but also as a way to engage patients.  Video content was always the focus and still is today. Video is easily the most powerful and versatile tool for marketing and education, but video is expensive and difficult to do well.

The audio only format of a podcast is far simpler.  It’s cheaper, easier to edit, and nearly as powerful if used within the right context.

So here was the thought. Why not try an audio format only rather than spend so many resources on video content?t.

The great physicist Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” That is how I started podcasting, no special talents just a passionate curiosity.

I have spent many hours of time and energy, and a little money, writing, recording, editing, and posting these episodes. Making this podcast happen has fed my passionate curiosity over the last five years. And although I am no Einstein, my mind has grown during this process and I hope you have learned a little something as well.

The truth is that I find it difficult to pack it all up, put it all away and leave this podcast. I feel that I have more to give. I would like to continue to create in some way, to continue to tell stories.

As I said in the previous episode of this podcast, we are all storytellers. And if we are a storytellers we first need to know and understand the story we are telling. Does our story inform, inspire, educate, or entertain?  And how is our story told best? On a page, a stage, or a screen?

I have tried to tell a small part of the urology story in this podcast. It has been a silly affection, but it’s been really, really fun and I am sad to leave it.

Until the next story-time connect with me at whyurologypodcast.com.

Be well.