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The Vaccination Station

The Vaccination Station

By The Vaccination Station
Straight talk about vaccines, science, medicine, and critical thinking.
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Interview with Heather Simpson Part I

The Vaccination Station

Interview with Nikhil Autar
Nikhil Autar is a medical student who has lived with leukaemia since the age of 17. We discuss bone marrow transplants, Nikhil's experience as a cancer patient, the practical implications of immunosuppression, and more!
October 9, 2021
Interview with Dr Peter Sears
Dr Sears is a practising family doctor. We discuss vaccine hesitancy, some hypothetical patient/doctor scenarios, and more!
September 20, 2021
Interview with Gabriela
Gabriela is an Italian YouTuber with a degree in political science. We discuss her experience with vaccines, the responsibility of social media platforms to promote accurate information around public health issues, Italy's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more! Link to Gabriela's YouTube channel:
August 19, 2021
Interview with Dr Daniel Wilson
Dr Wilson is a biologist and science communicator. We discuss his current work, the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-vaxx disinformation agents, and more! Link to Dr Wilson's YouTube channel:
July 1, 2021
Interview with Daniel Walsh
Daniel is a science communicator. We discuss conspiracy theories, critical thinking, scientific consensus, and more! Link to Daniel's Facebook page:
June 20, 2021
Interview with Vanessa
Vanessa is a Colombian YouTuber who runs a movie/TV reaction channel. We discuss vaccines, and the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in her country. Link to Vanessa's channel:
May 16, 2021
Interview with Stefy
Stefy is a Serbian YouTuber who runs a Japanese anime reaction channel. She has family in Austria and Serbia. We discuss her knowledge of vaccines, the impact of COVID-19 in her country, differences between the Austrian and Serbian governments' response to the pandemic, and more! Link to Stefy's YT channel:
April 26, 2021
Interview with Halley
Halley is a registered nurse who has swung from vaccine hesitant to pro-vaxx. We discuss her journey, some of the reasons why people change their mind on vaccines (for better or worse) and more!
April 19, 2021
Interview with Craig Egan
In 2017, a bunch of anti-vaxxers travelled around the US interviewing parents and spreading baseless propaganda. Craig Egan followed them every step of the way. This is his story.
March 11, 2021
Interview with Lydia
Lydia was pro-vaxx, became vaccine hesitant, and reverted to pro-vaxx again. We discuss her journey, and the factors that influenced her decisions.
February 3, 2021
Interview with Heather Simpson Part II
In this episode we discuss Heather's experience with medical professionals, and her journey to pro-vaxx.
January 23, 2021
Interview with Heather Simpson Part I
Heather is a former anti-vaxxer who has since become pro-vaxx. In this episode we discuss the reasons why she became anti-vaxx.
January 23, 2021
Interview with Dr Lawrence Goodridge
Dr Goodridge is a Professor in Food Safety, and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety at the University of Guelph. We discuss his latest work, COVID-19, the details of scientific research funding, and more!
January 2, 2021
Interview with Dr Andrea Love & Dr Jessica Steier Part II
In this episode we discuss epidemiology, of science communication, differences between Australia and America's responses to the pandemic, universal healthcare, and more!
December 29, 2020
Interview with Dr Andrea Love & Dr Jessica Steier Part I
Dr Love and Dr Steier run the Unbiased Science Podcast. We discuss the challenges of science communication, the role of social media, and more!
December 29, 2020
Interview with Dr Gretchen LaSalle
Dr LaSalle is a family physician and an outspoken vaccine advocate. We discuss her new book, reasons why medical professionals become anti-vaxx, the question of whether or not science is settled, and more!
December 23, 2020
Interview with Lani
Lani is a regular mum who became vaccine hesitant following exposure to anti-vaxx material on social media. Over time she worked her way through it, and is now pro-vaxx. We discuss her journey, the power of emotional appeals, and more!
November 26, 2020
Interview with Diane Windsor
Diane Windsor is the author of 'Stuck', a story about two young friends tragically separated by an untimely death due to vaccine preventable disease. We discuss her book, vaccination, and differences between the US and Australian healthcare systems.  You can buy Diane's book here:
November 26, 2020
Interview with Taryn Chapman, the Vaccine Mom
Taryn Chapman is a pro-vaxx advocate who runs the Vaccine Mom website ( We discuss her current work, the difference between viruses and bacteria, good approaches to vaccine advocacy, and more!
November 26, 2020
Interview with Jeff Holiday
Jeff Holiday runs a debunking channel on YouTube. We discuss the mentality that leads people to accept pseudoscience and conspiracy theories.  QANON gets a mention too!
November 26, 2020
Interview with Isaac Lindenberger
Isaac is a pro-vaxx activist with an anti-vaxx parent. We discuss his personal journey, his experiences as a vaccine advocate, and some of the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy.
November 26, 2020
Interview with Edward Nirenberg
Edward has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, where he studied biochemistry. We discuss COVID-19 and the flu vaccine, and Edward explains how Gardasil prevents cancer.
November 26, 2020
Interview with Rachel Alter (Part II)
In this episode Rachel blows my mind by flawlessly pronouncing 'Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.' We discuss what doctors learn about vaccines in medical school, 'natural immunity', distrust of pharmaceutical companies, independent vaccine studies, and more!
October 5, 2020
Interview with Rachel Alter (Part I)
Rachel Alter has a Master's in Public Health. In this episode she tells me about her education and current work, and we discuss a notorious anti-vaxxer tactic: 'The Shocking Anecdote.'
October 4, 2020
Interview with Dorit Rubenstein Reiss
Dorit Rubenstein Reiss is a professor at UC Hastings Law.
September 19, 2020
Interview with Dr Anna Zakrisson
Dr Anna Zakrisson is a scientist, a science communicator, and a consultant specialising in green infrastructure.
September 4, 2020