The Ice Maidens - The Antartica Crossing

February 7, 2019
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In this episode, Nics Witherell and Rin Cobb, who formed part of the record-breaking 'Ice Maidens' team, discuss their incredible expedition across the Antarctic. 

They explore the highs and lows of their journey, what they did to overcome obstacles and how preparation allowed them to not only complete the trek, but also break a few records along the way. 

Saleyha Ahsan - An interview with Paul Conroy

January 23, 2019
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In this episode, we revisit one of the highlights from #WEM18, as Saleyha Ahsan interviews war photographer Paul Conroy. Paul, alongside the brilliant journalist Marie Colvin, spent many years putting their lives in danger in order to report the conflict in war-torn Syria. 

With brutal honesty and some good humour, Paul recounts his journey into, and escape from Syria, as well as how he has spent the last six years fulfilling the plea from some of his Syrian helpers to 'go and tell the world'. 

 

Warning: Explicit language

An interview with Louise Hart, Director of Programmes at International Health Partners

January 23, 2019
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In this episode, we interview Louise Hart, Director of Programmes at International Health Partners. We ask her all about IHP, how to get involved, and what it takes to work for a humanitarian organisation.  

Pete Williams - Pre-Hospital Paediatrics: Don’t Panic! How to stay calm in the cavalry

January 16, 2019
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In this episode, Pete Williams discusses his work as a paediatric specialist, giving his 'Top Ten Tips' when treating infants and children. 

Roz Savage - Ocean Rowing

January 4, 2019
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In this episode, Roz Savage, so far the first and only woman to row across the world's 'big three', talks about her solo journey across the Atlantic ocean. 

Roz describes the point at which she realised she was unhappy with the trajectory of her life, and how this kickstarted a truly extreme adventure. 

 

 

Natalie Roberts - The MSF Paris Emergency Team - You don’t have to be a Doctor?

January 4, 2019
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In this episode, Head of Emergency Operations France, Natalie Roberts talks us through what it's like to work for the MSF Emergency Team. Natalie discusses the work of the operational emergency teams, the sliding scale of the 'emergency program', as well as the importance of variety in medical ability and application on the ground.

Tim Nutbeam - Rescue from Antartica

January 4, 2019
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In this episode, Tim Nutbeam explains his experiences of attempting to retrieve a critically unwell patient from an Antarctic winter. Tim describes the difficulties faced, the impact of tiredness on decision making and the importance of good backup.

Ruin to Recovery: A Soldier’s Story

November 14, 2018
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In this episode, we take a look at both sides of the story, as WEM Trauma Lead Eoin Walker shares the stage with Dan Richards, who lost his right arm following a road traffic collision in 2009. 

Dan describes the challenges he has faced and the obstacles he has overcome, but most importantly, how losing his arm was 'one of the best things' to happen to him. 

Mark Byers - ‘Chemical and Biological Terrorist Events in the UK’

November 7, 2018
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In this episode, we revisit one of the most popular talks from WEM17, as Mark Byers discusses the rise of terrorist activity in the UK. 

Natalie Roberts - Cholera and Conflict: The Secret Mass Killer

October 31, 2018
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In this episode, we revisit one of #WEM17's most popular talks. Natalie Roberts, Head of Emergency Operations for MSF France, explores her work in conflict zones and the joys of finding, and successfully treating, the 'silent killer' cholera.