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Consilience with John Onate

Consilience with John Onate

By John Onate
Welcome to Consilience with John Onate! In this podcast I want to share my broad interest and perspective that learning different disciplines can improve our understanding of what is happening our life and world through interviews with outstanding people.

Disclaimer: all content on this Podcast and connected blog DO NOT constitute or provide medical advice or treatment recommendations to viewers or readers. No Doctor-Patient relationship is created on implied with any content or interaction related when through these podcasts, social medical interaction and associated videos.
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Episode 4: Resilience and Advocacy with Carol Seppilu

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Episode 16: Alex Rotundo, Being A Young Composer and Musician During A Pandemic
Alex is a Composition undergraduate student at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. You can find his music on Sound Cloud and YouTube:
October 01, 2020
Episode 15: Tony Lymon
On this episode I catch up with the extraordinary yet humble Tony Lymon. He is a polyglot of talents and interests who grew up in one of the poorest areas in the USA. I was so fortunate to know Tony and become his friend during college. I was a huge fan during his Jam-Rock phase with King Konga. This is a long one but there are so many gems to learn from Tony. We talk about race and classism. We also go in deep on high school band and its critical role in education. Tony's non traditional path to completing his education is also enlightening.  To reward those who listen to the entire podcast Tony gave me permission to add a track from King Konga's album Something Good!  Check out the 2020 Virtual Reunion Performance of King Konga Here! Tony Lyom is the former Assistant Director of Bands at Petal High School in Petal, Mississippi and currently is the co-music arranger/show designer for the Petal High School marching band. Tony is the director show designer for the Petal Indoor Percussion Theatre, a national WGI Percussion Scholastic World Finalist. He has twice been awarded the Outstanding Junior High Director of the Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association and the 2008 Mississippi Bandmasters Association AE McClain Outstanding Young Band Director Award. Tony was also the Founder and Director of Eminence Indoor Percussion Ensemble, a regional and national WGI Open Class finalist and championship ensemble. Tony holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Certification in 3D Architectural Rendering from The 3D Training Institute of New York. He was a member and principal percussionist in the world renowned Southern Miss Wind Ensemble and Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra. While at Southern Miss, Tony was the percussion arranger for the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band and USM indoor percussion ensemble. Tony was also a member of the World Champion Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps (Bloomington, IN) from 1991-1993. In his three years of DCI experience, he won the DCI-Midwest Solo Timpani Champion and the 1994 Percussive Arts Society International Solo Timpani Award. Tony's original marimba composition "Of Thoughts and Thinking" has become a standard in percussion literature. The piece was most recently recorded by German percussion artist Cornelia Monkse on the CD "Marimba 2" and was featured in the French documentary film "Le Ciel." After college, Tony pursued a professional performance career for eight years with the pop/rock band King Konga . While with King Konga, Tony toured the world selling out venues in nationwide. The group did a post September 11th USO tour for the US Military in Hawaii and South East Asia. The four-piece band gained critical acclaim reaching #81 on the AC Hot 100 Pop Charts with "Something Good." With a rare accomplishment by an independent band, King Konga captured the eyes and ears of many major record labels and the band went on to perform at Woodstock '99. Tony has also performed with The Mississippi Symphony, Mobile Opera, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera and The Meistersingers Orchestral/Choral Ensemble. Tony recently wrapped up a season as the sound designer for The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018 and currently serves as Creative Designer for Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps. He is the owner of Eidetic Creative, a multimedia creative designs solution business. He currently resides  in Petal, Mississippi with his wife Emily and 13 year-old daughter Colette.
September 21, 2020
Episode 14: Dr. Lekeshia Jarrett, Balancing Family and Career In Turbulent Times
On this episode, I am excited to introduce you to Lekeshia Jarrett, M.D. She  is an amazing person and we focus on her background and evolution as both a mother and family medicine physician. She is the cornerstone of a power couple with her husband Christopher Jarrett. Chris has a cameo but really deserves an episode of his own. Here is a link to the book she recommended Heavy by Kiese Laymon. Dr. Lekeshia Jarrett received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and she completed her internship and residency in Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of South Alabama. She is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Christopher Jarrett received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Ranawat Orthopaedic Center, Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Dr. Jarrett is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a specialty focus in Hips and Knees as well as General Orthopaedic Conditions.
September 15, 2020
Episode 13: Nikki Kimball-Maintaining A Love For Running through Injury and Adversity
We overcame zoom and internet gremlins to produce a conversation on how she uses a combination of humor, friendship, medical advice and compassion to overcome injury, aging and now the pandemic.  I really appreciate Nikki taking the time to join the podcast. There is a lot to learn from her, enjoy! Please subscribe, rate and review!! Nikki's article on Aging for Ultrarunner Magazine Bridger Ridge Run Hardrock 100 Finding Traction Nikki Kimball is one of the most competitive and successful Ultra-Endurance Athletes in the history of Road and Mountain-Trail-Ultramarathon racing: 2nd place, Hardrock 100, 2018 2nd place, HURT 100m, 2017 2nd place, Big Horn 100m, 2016 1st place, Marathon Des Sables, 2014 Western States 100 Champion 2004, 2006, 2007 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 108 Mile,Champion, 2007 Member of United States 100K Team 2001-2006; 8th overall and 1st American at World Cup 2003, Tainan, Taiwan; 7th at World Cup 2005; scoring member of gold medal 100K team at World Cup 2005 50-Mile Trail National Champion 2003, 2004, 2005 50-Mile Road National Champion 2005 1st place, American River 50-Mile, 2003 2nd Place, National 100K Championships, 2001
September 01, 2020
Episode 12: Nikki Kimball Part 1, Living & Thriving With Depression
This is the first of 2 podcast episodes featuring the legendary Nikki Kimball, this is a recording of her 2016 Keynote Presentation for the Central California Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting. Nikki is one of the most competitive and successful Ultra-Endurance Athletes in this history of Road and Mountain-Trail-Ultramarathon racing: 2nd place, Hardrock 100, 2018 2nd place, HURT 100m, 2017 2nd place, Big Horn 100m, 2016 1st place, Marathon Des Sables, 2014 Western States 100 Champion 2004, 2006, 2007 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 108 Mile,Champion, 2007 Member of United States 100K Team 2001-2006; 8th overall and 1st American at World Cup 2003, Tainan, Taiwan; 7th at World Cup 2005; scoring member of gold medal 100K team at World Cup 2005 50-Mile Trail National Champion 2003, 2004, 2005 50-Mile Road National Champion 2005 1st place, American River 50-Mile, 2003 2nd Place, National 100K Championships, 2001
August 25, 2020
Episode 11: The Artist and Society, A Conversation With Susan Clinard
Susan Clinard is an award-winning artist who exhibits extensively.  She is an artist in residence at the Eli Whitney Museum. Susan has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. She has received substantial public commissions, and her sculptures can be found in many private collections worldwide. She has been the awardee of the 2019 MH Hammerschlag Award, and the 2018 Art by the Northeast Award for Sculpture. Check out her website and artwork HERE Please subscribe and review, thanks!!
August 10, 2020
Episode 10 Raymond Young-Understanding The Current State Of Medicine With Emory University's Hidden Gem
Dr. Raymond Young is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He is the Division Chief of Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Services for Emory Healthcare.  In his role Dr. Young is responsible for development and expansion of psychiatric consultation liaison services for Emory Healthcare.  Along with his position as Division Chief of Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Services for Emory Healthcare, Dr. Young is the Program Director for Emory Healthcare’s Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program.  His clinical interests include telemedicine, geriatrics, organ transplantation, and functional neurological disorders. Dr. Young is a Fellow of Emory’s Woodruff Leadership Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Young joined Emory’s Department of Psychiatry in August of 2003. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1998 and completed a combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luks Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He is board certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. Learn More About Ray Young, M.D. HERE
July 31, 2020
Episode 9: Podcasting During The Pandemic-New Zealand's Matt Rayment and Eugene Bingham
The Hosts of Dirt Church Radio, New Zealand's # 1 Trail and Ultrarunning Podcast Matt Rayment lives in Riverhead outside of Aukland with his wife and three children. He is Consult-Liaison Mental Health Nurse . He also was the editor of Kiwi Trail Magazine,  and Good People Run.  Eugene Bingham is a journalist at, (with 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist)  In this episode we discuss the story of how the podcast began, their approach to podcasting, the background of Matt and Eugene. We then move to talking about their experience with the pandemic, Black Lives Matter and what they see their podcast evolving into. I really appreciate Matt and Eugene taking time juggling significant time zone differences to record with me. I have been on 2 episodes of their show and I am fortunate to call them friends. We also talk on the process of podcasting and interviewing.  Check out their podcast! Their 100th Episode Recorded Live in Riverhead!
July 18, 2020
Episode 8-Master Educator-Jane Gagliardi, Educating Medical Students and Residents During a Crisis
Jane P. Gagliardi, MD, MHS, FACP, DFAPA completed medical school, residency training in combined internal medicine-psychiatry, and her masters of health science in the clinical research training program at Duke, where she has remained on faculty since completing residency training. Dr. Gagliardi has been involved in the educational programs in the Department of Medicine, where she served as Clerkship Director and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for nearly a decade through June, 2014 and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she served as the Associate Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 2011 till 2013, Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 2013 through 2019, and Director of the Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program starting in 2019. She has been the Vice Chair for Education since 2014. She is a small group leader in the medical school Clinical Skills course and founded and co-directs the medical school Evidence-Based Medicine course. Dr. Gagliardi is particularly interested in the interplay between patient safety measures, various pressures in medicine including implementation of the electronic health record, and medical education, and she has worked to develop and encourage projects in patient safety and quality improvement. She does inpatient clinical work in both departments, spending time on the General Medicine, inpatient Psychiatry, combined Medicine-Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Emergency Psychiatry services.
June 25, 2020
My Interview on KNCI 105.1 for Mental Health Awareness Month (Rebroadcast)
I really appreciate KNCI 105.1 allowing me to replay on my platform the interview I gave them in May.  I covered a lot of ground during the interview discussing mental health, the pandemic and treatment. Please note that this was recorded probably a week or so before the George Floyd tragedy for context.  Please subscribe, rate and review! Send me feedback and I ideas for future episodes!!
June 15, 2020
A conversation with Suicide Awareness Advocate and Ultrarunner Taylor Maltz
Taylor is a trail and ultra runner based in Washington, DC where his lives with his awesome wife, Sarah. He spends his days working with media companies as a Management Consultant, and his nights and weekends running, traveling, learning new things, and advocating for Mental Health. Taylor and I first met at the inaugural Rob Krar Trail Running Camp in Flagstaff 5 years ago. Today we recall the camp and then talk about his background, how he got into running and his journey to becoming an advocate for suicide and mental health awareness. We recorded this at the end of of May before the national outrage about institutionalized racism in police and legal institutions. I hope we can move past the defensiveness and accept responsibility so we can institute change that will allow all Americans to trust and work with law enforcement. I support protesting and I urge public health, law enforcement and other civic agencies adopt policies to allow safer protesting during a pandemic. I hope you are all well and thank you for listening. Please subscribe and leave a review and comment, it really helps! I hope my conversation inspires you to support reducing stigma and support suicide awareness, suicide hotline and reducing the barriers to effective mental health care. Resources and Links: The National Suicide Hotline:  1-800-273-8255 add it to your contact list! AFSP Loss and Healing: AFSP research: AFSP Advocacy: NSSF/AFSP Partnership:
June 08, 2020
Orthobiologic Therapy, Research And A Lot More...My Conversation with Tracy Beth Høeg, MD, PhD
Tracy Beth Høeg, MD, PhD works in private practice Sports and Spine Medicine with Northern California Orthopaedic Associates. She is also a voluntary assistant professor at UC Davis Department of PM&R. She is an active researcher with UC Davis and Stanford and works as a journalist for UltraRunning Magazine. She has four children and is married to Rasmus Hoeg, MD. They live in Kings Beach, California. We have a wide ranging discussion on her education, research and experience. The pandemic so far and a deep dive on ortho-biologic medicine (aka Regenerative Medicine) including PRP and stem cell soft tissue injections. Tracy and I recorded this a couple of weeks before the tragic death of George Floyd and in the introduction (first 6 minutes or so) of this episode I express my thoughts on the murder and fallout. I hope change and healing will come from this and I hope it does not impair our ability to contain the Coronavirus Pandemic that continues to rage on.  Here is the link to Peter Attia's conversation with his daughter on his podcast that I mention during my intro.
June 04, 2020
Episode 4: Resilience and Advocacy with Carol Seppilu
Carol is one of the most inspiring persons I have met. She has overcome tragedy and trauma and through it all shows such concern and passion for her fellow Eskimos in Nome Alaska.  I invite you to listen to this interview to show we all have the capacity to survive and grow from the aftermath of trauma. A Quote from Carol's Blog: "Alaskan Native. I love my culture and my people. Trail runner and adventurer, a climber of mountains. Quiet and reserved in person but I love to write and share what I feel is important for others." Other sources to learn more about Carol:
June 01, 2020
Running an Intensive Care Team During a Pandemic: Dr. David Kirk
This week I talk to Dr. David Kirk, Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Director eICU Service at WakeMed in Raleigh North Carolina. This is a great conversation on how ICU's had to rapidly adapt and learn to deal with the Coronavirus Pandemic.  David shares his unique views as both a clinician and director.  I hope you enjoy!
May 25, 2020
Learning to be a Medical Chaplain During a Pandemic-Robin Joo
On our 2nd Episode I interview Chaplain Robin Joo who is currently a fellow in Medical Spiritual Counseling at UCSF.  Originally a Long Beach native, Robin Joo moved to West Covina, CA upon graduating St. Patrick's Seminary & University with an M.A., M. Div., and S.T.B. in Moral Theology and Eschatology. Robin also completed his undergraduate studies at U.C. Riverside with an emphasis in Business Administration. He is an instituted Acolyte of the Roman Catholic Church and serves the greater community as a medical chaplain and spiritual counselor. As a medical chaplain, he has served in four hospitals which includes work in fields of acute care, oncology, palliative care, hospice, home-health, cardiothoracic vascular transplant (CVT) and bioethics. He was once discerning the call to priesthood but has since decided to be a lay interfaith chaplain with an openness to marriage. He was a professional sports-fisherman/guide prior to entering the seminary and his hobbies include football, fishing, hunting, Olympic archery, playing chess and reading books on cosmology and astrophysics. He finds meaning through serving others and sharing in the beauty of life amidst human complexities and life's challenges.
May 21, 2020
Ultramarathons during a Pandemic: A Discussion with Ultramarathon Medical Directors!
In this episode I am joined by a trio of healthcare professionals who are experts in providing medical care and support at trail and ultramarathon races. we have a frank and broad discussion on the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the ultramarathons. They are Dr. Andy Pasternak, his wife Dr. Joann Ellero and Dr. John Anderson.  Andy is a family physician and founder of the Silver Sage Family and Sports Medicine Clinic in Reno. Joann is an Anesthesiologist in Reno. Joann and Andy are a well known medical dynamo at the Tahoe Trail Endurance Runs and Western States 100, where Andy serves as Medical Director at both races.  John Anderson is not only an Emergency Room Physican in Reno and Medical Director for the Broken Arrow Sky Races. He is also a talented Mountain Endurance athlete with multiple finishes at Tour De Gents!
May 18, 2020