Podcast: The stories of how modern medicine came to be

From the wonderfully weird and morbid to the historical figures who paved the way

When Dr Adam Rodman became fascinated with medical history in his second year of residency, he searched for a narrative-based medical podcast.

When he couldn’t find what he was after, he decided to create his own. Bedside Rounds is the result, a podcast series that tells the story of how modern medicine came to be by delving into the past.

Now an internal medicine specialist in the US, Dr Rodman narrates the 40-minute episodes in his spare time, exploring the weird and morbid — such as tracking the evolution of the ‘death