A little over a year ago Alison Roth received an e-mail from Sean Tanny asking whether she would be interested in starting a podcast talking about medical physics. It was timely as Alison was struggling with her PhD work (in medical physics of course) and reading a book - Radium Girls - about dial painters in radium watch factories. Needless to say, Alison was overwhelmed at the time and busy, but as her life seems to revolve around medical physics, she said, “yes, of course, we need a podcast.” After a few e-mails and phone calls the project was put on the backburner until Sean approached Andrea Herrick and Nicholas Sperling and two became four. A year later, our initial idea has become reality in Hormesis Podcast.
With our variety of experience, we strive to cover topics of interest to all sorts of different physicists from students to clinical and non-clinical physicists. Early episodes include whether or not there are enough residency slots (Is the Residency Crunch at an End?), IMRT QA (The Definition of Insanity...and TG-218), Radiomics, and, of course, Radium Girls by Kate Moore.