Features Week August Day 2: People Are Wild

The host of this podcast, Kim, is a wonderful person that has a punny sense of humor and details the horrors of her life as a travelling nurse. She lights a new celebrity prayer candle every episode to get in the mood, and delivers amazing stories alongside helpful medical advice.

How long have you had your podcast?

Since Jan 2018! Just a little youngling podcast in this great big podcast world.

What inspired you to become a podcast?

My nurse friends and I, being travel nurses, were talking about what we listen to on our long drives from assignment to assignment, going from state to state. So I started listening to podcasts. Then I some of my same friends were just talking around a campfire one night of some of the strangest things we’ve seen in the human body and swapping some of our more memorable stories working in the ER particularly. And that’s when I had an ah-ha moment and thought about telling these stories but also explaining the medical part behind why this happens. And so the seed was planted towards what would become the podcast.

What kinds of topics do you talk about on your podcast?

Medical cases and topics are my bread and butter. So I’ve covered things such as being tased, sleep disorders, and genital trauma. Things that I see to some extent in the ER and I’ve seen all of the above in the ER at some point. Also covered are the different aspects and roles that go into working in a hospital. I’ve interviewed a flight nurse, respiratory therapist, and I’m working on getting more interviews across the board with different nursing capabilities as well as other healthcare providers outside of doctors.

What inspired the name of your podcast?

So there’s  a few phrases you hear pop up regularly in the ER regarding people and it’s not uncommon to hear a provider say to another provider after walking out of a patient’s room, “man, people are wild” and that stuck with me and so here we are.

Which has been your favorite episode to record so far?

Genital Hospital mostly because I got to talk about some of the penile trauma I’ve seen over the years. In fact there will probably be a part 2 of that at some point because of what I’ve seen.

What is the most challenging part about podcasting in the genre you’ve chosen?

Trying to reign in all the content I want to cover.

Do you have any funny stories from podcasting?

When I went to my cousin’s wedding not too long ago, her now father-in-law gave me a hug and then whispered in my ear “I love listening to your podcast” and it was hilarious and unexpected at the same time to hear that in that way. Out of all the things you expect to hear from someone, “I love your podcast” is the very last on my list.

Is there anyone you’d like to promote?

Well clearly Augie is amazing but if you’re on her site you already know that. But there are a few podcasts that come to mind in helping me from the very beginning. Varmints podcast which is a great family friendly show about animals. Moms and Murder a true crime podcast where the hosts are two hilarious moms. Realitv Podcast a podcast about reality TV (my one true love) shows such as 90 Day Fiance, Teen Mom, and Jersey Shore. Ignorance Was Bliss where the host is a psychologist who talks about true crime cases from a completely different perspective which is fascinating. And finally Moms On The Rocks which is a podcast about two moms talking about life, sometimes about kids, and basically exploring all the myths about motherhood

Where can we find you on social media?

I exist on twitter (still couldn’t believe that handle wasn’t taken) and you can email me at any time, peoplearewildpod@gmail.com. Also if you go outside and yell into the sky, I’ll probably hear you as well.

Kim is someone we all need in our lives and you should go follow her on every platform and go listen to her podcast!


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