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"
Feb 8, 2021
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
Feb 8, 2021
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
Nov 16, 2020
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
HMNP Dental-medical divide
Jul 22, 2021
Ever wondered why your medical health insurance doesn't cover dental? Today we explore the confusing and convoluted relationship between dentistry and ...
HMNP Busyness and Overwork
Jul 8, 2021
Some of us wear our busyness like a badge of honor. But should we? Overwork is a crisis-level concern in healthcare, where more than half of frontline ...
HMNP The poetry of medicine
Jun 24, 2021
We explore the poetics of medicine and the medicine in poetry with poet-physician Patrick Clary, M.D.; Redwing Keyssar, RN; and Ira Byock, M.D. ...