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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Jul 11, 2021

Patients are constantly asking me how they can make a change in their lives. 

Here is what I tell people. And it is something almost nobody does. If you want to make a change in your life take your favorite writing instrument, a blank piece of paper, find a quiet place and write.

Blaise Pascalm, a French philosopher and...


May 9, 2021

We live in a social media-driven world. Facebook, twitter, Linked In, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and many other platforms vie for our attention, and of course the advertising dollar.  Medical practices have been trying to figure out social media, medical review sites, and online marketing for years now.  Sadly, it is...


Apr 25, 2021

Medical education, we are told, that is aimed at our patients should be written at a sixth-grade level if we want to have a majority of our patients understand what we are trying to tell them. Many, many people do not read or understand material aimed higher than a sixth-grade level, nor do they want or have time to, so...


Jan 24, 2021

In this episode I interview medical student, Parker Adams.

Parker is in his final year of medical school and applying for a urology residency training program. His match day for Urology this year is Feb 1st.

Parker is also a podcaster. His podcast, Rod Squad, is aimed at medical students learning urology. Find his...


Dec 31, 2020

Welcome to the Why Urology Podcast.

This is episode number 101, an interview with Dr. Alex Tatem about shock wave therapy (SWT) for treating men with erectile dysfunction.

Shock wave therapy is a developing technology within the field of urology, a technology not universally endorsed, encouraged, or employed in urologic...