AJKD PODCASTS

The AJKD “In a Few Words” podcast feature has been retired, but the previous podcasts may still be accessed as described below.

"In a Few Words" is a nonfiction narrative essay which gives voice to the personal experiences and stories that define kidney disease. We welcome submissions from physicians, allied health professionals, patients, or family members; essays are up to 1,600 words and may concern the personal, ethical, or policy implications of any aspect of kidney disease in adults and children. Submissions should be submitted via e-mail to the editorial office ([email protected]).

"In a Few Words" is edited by Dena Rifkin, MD, MS, a nephrologist and clinical researcher at the University of California, San Diego, and the VA Medical Center.

THREE WAYS TO ACCESS THE PODCASTS:

1. To play on your computer, just click on any of the individual files below.
2. To download the mp3 file, right-click (on a PC) or control-click (on a mac) and choose "Save Link As".
3. If you have the iTunes media player, you can subscribe to listen to AJKD podcasts at the iTunes Music Store.


An Uneasy Sleep
Chike Nzerue
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Copyright Kevin Croxton, used with permission
Duration 10:01 min (9.18 MB)
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To Whom Shall I Tell My Grief?
Alysse G. Wurcel
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Copyright Kevin Croxton, used with permission
Duration 5:59 min (5.47 MB)
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Little Miracle Boy
Jean Carol Sequeira
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Copyright Kevin Croxton, used with permission
Duration 7:48 min (7.15 MB)
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What's in a Name? The “Dialysis Patient” and the Erosion of Identity
Pete Costello
Read by Pete Costello
Music: Copyright Kevin Croxton, used with permission
Duration 10:23 min (9.49 MB)
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The Newlyweds
J. Bryan Carmody
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Copyright Kevin Croxton, used with permission
Duration 5:22 min (4.91 MB)
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Everything Medically Necessary
Raphael Rush
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Copyright Kevin Croxton, used with permission
Duration 5:37 min (5.14 MB)
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Chike Nzerue
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 7:00 min (6.41 MB)
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A Cause With Solutions: An American Hemodialysis Story
Peter A. Laird
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 9:30 min (8.69 MB)
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No Strings Attached: Good Intentions and Unintended Consequences in Promoting Kidney Donation
Kenneth A. Andreoni
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 8:37 min (7.88 MB)
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Bound by a Promise: Advance Directives and "Uninformed Consent"
Joseph A. Abdelmalek and Dena E. Rifkin
Read by Joseph A. Abdelmalek and Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 9:56 min (9.09 MB)
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The Color of Kidneys
Toni Martin
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 5:27 min (5.00 MB)
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Humbling Snapshots
Paul S. Kellerman
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 10:07 min (9.26 MB)
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Illness and Identity
Julian Lawrence Seifter
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Excerpted and adapted from After the Diagnosis: Transcending Chronic Illness, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, with permission of the publisher.
Duration 8:18 min (7.61 MB)
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Shared Journeys
Joseph Duffy Sr and Kenar D. Jhaveri
Read by Dena E. Rifkin and Liz Bury
Duration 7:19 min (6.70 MB)
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The Wedding
Lewis M. Cohen
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Phrasing is adapted from Chapter 3 of his newly published book, No Good Deed: A Story of Medicine, Murder Accusations, and the Debate Over How We Die, Harper-Collins, New York, 2010, with permission of the publisher.
Duration 8:28 min (7.75 MB)
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Transplanting Sam
Scott E. Liebman
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 8:28 min (7.76 MB)
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Discontinuity and its Discontents
Dena E. Rifkin
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 5:53 min (5.38 MB)
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Taking the Uncharted Path
Kamal D. Shah
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Duration 7:50 min (7.17 MB)
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Doctors Without Metaphors
Dena E. Rifkin
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 6:31 min (5.96 MB)
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The Normal Saline Ceremony
David S. Goldfarb
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 8:43 min (7.99 MB)
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TREAT Versus Treatment: A Patient’s View of a Scientific Interpretation
Alexander Prisant
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 8:25 min (7.70 MB)
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Some of the People All of the Time, All of the People None of the Time
Andrew S. Bomback
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 9:54 min (9.07 MB)
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Fear, Anger, and Pride
Dan Negoianu
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 6:54 min (6.33 MB)
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Boundaries
Maple M. Fung
Read by Liz Bury
Duration 6:54 min (6.33 MB)
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Feeding the Hungry Ghosts
Dena E. Rifkin
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Wikimedia Commons audio file of Schubert Impromptu D. 935/2; Op. 142 No.2 in Ab major, contributed by The Uninvited Co, Inc and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5
This podcast may be copied, distributed, transmitted, or adapted according to the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Duration 5:28 min (5.01 MB)
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Salt Appetite
Philip J. Klemmer
Read by Dena E. Rifkin
Music: Sunshine (version 2) Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Duration 7:34 min (6.94 MB)
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