Hear Me Now Podcast
A place for deeply meaningful conversations that matter. Providence, the
nation's fourth-largest health care system, is dedicated to caring
for the whole person. A key element of this includes listening to patients,
their loved ones, our caregivers and communities. The twice monthly Hear
Me Now Podcast helps fulfill the unmet needs of patients, their loved
ones, caregivers, and communities by offering a place for in-depth conversations
that matter. The Hear Me Now Podcast empowers consumers to expect and
demand highly personalized, whole person care across the spectrum of their
encounters with health-care providers. The Hear Me Now Podcast also explores
socio-economic encounters and other issues that impact our individual
and collective sense of wellbeing. Contact us at
About Seán Collins
Seán Collins is the host and a producer of the
Hear Me Now Podcast, a production of the Providence Institute for Human Caring. Collins comes
to the project with more than 35 years of broadcast experience in public
radio, including many years in senior management at NPR News where he
led a team that produced the network’s flagship newsmagazine,
All Things Considered. His work helped the network repeatedly earn Peabody and duPont-Columbia Awards.
Ira Glass has said, “He has a special gift for mulling over an issue
or phenomenon and then staking an utterly original way to cover it. His
work is ambitious, spiked with big ideas and small human moments. It does
one of the hardest and best things journalism can do: it scratches its
way to a new perspective.”
He was raised by a physician and a nurse and was discovered practicing
medicine without a license over the phone at the age of five. (He asked
an expectant father how far apart the contractions were and then reassured
him that they had plenty of time to make it to the hospital.)
Collins is a former Benedictine monk and lives quietly in Saint Louis with
a senior puggle named Gibson.
Our Featured Clips - Season 1
"I see you. I hear you. And I ache for you"
In May 2020, communities across the United States were emerging from shelter-at-home measures put in place to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. In ...
Hear Me Now podcast - The voices of nurses
Today, we sit down with three nurses to talk about the challenges and joys of nursing. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of ...
Hear Me Now Podcast - COVID winter strategies
As the Northern Hemisphere approaches the first winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, we talked with a group of thoughtful people about their strategies ...
Our Featured Clips - Season 2
Medical technology and the sacred encounter
Episode Summary Data, data everywhere, nor any drop to humanity. With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it sometimes feels patients are surrounded ...
We are doctors of the spirit
Episode Summary As religious communities mark Passover, Holy Week, and Ramadan, we talk with three chaplains from different faiths about the role ...
HMNP Medical records and medical literacy
Episode Summary The 21st Century Cures Act is making it easier for patients to have access to their medical records. But will we understand what we ...