The Real Chemistry Podcast

Real Chemistry

The Real Chemistry podcast connects the dots between our guests and the innovative work they do to show up and shape the future of healthcare. Why? So, you, the listener, are encouraged to join us in our relentless pursuit to make the world a healthier place for all. Some may call it idealism. We call it Real Chemistry.

All Episodes

It's a family affair on this week's episode of the show! Our Global Head of Facilities, Beth Weiss, and Jim Weiss, our Founder, and CEO, join the show to chat about Beth's coming out journey and the importance of living as your authentic self.


Oct 28

35 min 57 sec

Curious about the basics of market access and value? Amy Grogg, PharmD, one of our CEO Advisory Board Members, joins the show to unpack all things market access and value. Plus, she dives into her appreciation of Green Day.

Oct 14

36 min 57 sec

If Sung Poblete had one wish, it would be to put her company out of business because cancer as we know it is no more. The President & CEO of Stand Up to Cancer joins the show to discuss the mission of making every cancer patient a long-term survivor and shares her admiration of Rufus Wainwright.

Oct 7

27 min 34 sec

This week's guest is a true changemaker and force for good in healthcare. Maimah Karmo, President & CEO of the Tigerlily Foundation joins the show to discuss how she's advocating and driving actionable solutions in our industry. Plus, she shares her love of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album.

Sep 2

43 min 44 sec

She’s back! Mary Stutts, Chief Global Inclusion & Health Equity Officer of Real Chemistry, joins the show again to discuss how to integrate health equity into everything you do.

Aug 5

40 min 25 sec

Health data is medicine, according to Ardy Arianpour, CEO & Co-Founder of Seqster. Ardy is joined by Real Chemistry’s Larry Mickelberg to discuss how we can break down health data silos and what that would mean for the future of healthcare.

Jul 29

40 min 42 sec

Co-Creator of TEDMED and Founder & Co-Host, LIFE ITSELF, with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Marc Hodosh, joins the show to discuss his upcoming health conference and the genesis of TEDMED. Plus, he shares why he'd bring a CD with him on a deserted island.

Jul 23

26 min 25 sec

We can’t undo 400 years of systemic racism in a week, creating equitable healthcare takes a movement not a moment. André Blackman, Founder & CEO of Onboard Health & Abby Hayes, Practice Leader of DE&I Engagement, Real Chemistry join this week’s episode to discuss designing an equitable healthcare system.

Jun 10

38 min 56 sec

New name, same ethos.

Jun 3

4 min 1 sec

It is an honor to have Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse, and the first person in the US to receive the COVID-19 vaccine join our show. As a healthcare hero, she opens up about her frontline experience and the importance of vaccinations, plus she discusses her appreciation of Bob Marley.

May 27

15 min 20 sec

Doubling the survival rate of pancreatic cancer is an ambitious goal but a noble one. Julie Fleshman joins the show to discuss how her organization, PanCAN, is ensuring a world in which all pancreatic cancer patients will thrive.

May 13

23 min 12 sec

Host of The Breast Talk Ever podcast, Breast Cancer survivor, and committed change driver, La Tonya Davis joins this week’s show to share her truly inspiring story.

May 6

29 min 58 sec

Dr. Omolola Salako, 5th Annual Grand Prize winner of the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize, joins the podcast to discuss her experience as an oncologist turned innovator and founder of a digital health tech startup. Learn about how she is working to empower patients in her home country of Nigeria.

Apr 29

26 min 58 sec

Healthcare is forever changed because of COVID-19. Terri Sanders of HIMSS and our Founder & CEO, Jim Weiss, share what innovations from the pandemic can shape the future of health.

Apr 15

35 min 48 sec

The use of digital tools is not the same as digital transformation, so what does this mean for healthcare? Dr. Michael Blum, Chief Digital Transformation Officer of UCSF Health, joins the show to discuss the digital health renaissance, the progress needed for our industry, plus he shares a pretty clever answer for the album he'd bring on a desert island.

Mar 25

27 min 31 sec

Real Chemistry Founder & CEO, Jim Weiss & Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer of SXSW, discuss the innovative, future-thinking nature of SXSW, the excitement around #RealChemSXSW, and reminisce on the early days of the festival.

Mar 11

42 min 33 sec

Telling stories of how information and tech can transform healthcare is essential for the entire ecosystem. Karen Groppe, Senior Director of Strategic Communications at HIMSS joins the show to discuss this, the importance of the whole message, and her love of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Feb 11

28 min 44 sec

W2O recently acquired Swoop and to better equip our clients with tech-enabled solutions. This week,'s Jonathan and W2O's Mary Claire Duch discuss our new partnership and the role tech-enablement plays in healthcare.

Feb 4

23 min 32 sec

Empowering people with the right data to make healthy choices is the present and future of healthcare. Jeff Dachis, CEO & Founder of One Drop, discusses how the industry can make this happen and shares his appreciation of Led Zeppelin.

Jan 28

28 min 35 sec

Creating a workplace where people can bring their authentic selves to work leads to creativity and innovation. Our Head of DE&I, Marcia Windross discusses the importance of DE&I for companies and highlights National Mentoring Month and the impact of mentorship.

Jan 21

22 min 18 sec

Necessity is the mother of invention — this certainly holds true for Kelsey Carroll, Founder of Stand Up Stations. Kelsey joins the show to discuss how her business launched during COVID-19 and how they've evolved their company over time.

Dec 2020

26 min 30 sec

Colonoscopy Enthusiast & Colorectal Cancer Alliance Board Member, Brooks Bell, joins the show to share her colon cancer story. Plus, she discusses the importance of advocacy and ways we can all prevent, detect, and treat the third most common type of cancer.

Dec 2020

34 min 43 sec

Being digital and being data-driven are often conflated as the same, but they're not. This week's guest, Jon Iwata, Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management & Former IBM SVP & Chief Brand Officer, distinguishes between them. He also highlights the value both digital and data bring to the table and reaffirms the importance of the golden rule.

Dec 2020

38 min 1 sec

Happy Thanksgiving eve! Aaron Strout, Host of What2Know & CMO of W2O, reflects on the topics, guests, and intentions of this year's episodes with the content producer of the podcast, Maya Ollie. Plus, you’ll hear, which guest is at the top of his wish list.

Nov 2020

23 min 3 sec

Prioritizing mental health is important to your overall well-being, productivity, and happiness. Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated Filmmaker, Author & Founder of The Webby Awards, shares the power of giving up screens one day a week.

Nov 2020

40 min 9 sec

The importance of data and statistics in the healthcare industry cannot be overstated. Sara Hughes, SVP & Head of Biostatistics at GSK joins the show to discuss the role of data in health, and shares how leveraging statistics can create a healthier world.

Nov 2020

31 min 22 sec

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Author, Health Economist & Advisor, rejoins the show and her message about health citizenship could not be timelier. She unpacks the 2020 Election, key trends, COVID-19, and what this all potentially means for healthcare.

Nov 2020

39 min 22 sec

Welcome back, Jesse Draper, Founder & General Partner of Halogen Ventures! Jesse joins the show to discuss her recent, viral Medium article, plus she shares the importance of investing in women and unpacks why this is an opportunity, not a charity.


Oct 2020

47 min 39 sec

Eve Rodsky, NYT Best-Selling Author and Keynote Speaker, shares how changing society for the better starts in our homes. Learn practical ways that couples can play fair and create equity for one another, plus she shares her one wish for the world.

Oct 2020

36 min 58 sec

Earlier this week we announced starpower is a part of the W2O team! W2O Global President, Jennifer Gottlieb, chats with starpower Founders and Managing Partners, Matt Lalin and Jared Weiss, to discuss why we made our long-standing partnership official, the power of influencer marketing, and how we will continue to be first at what's next in healthcare.

Oct 2020

42 min 16 sec

Hemant Taneja, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Author joins the show to discuss the importance of health assurance, shares why tech shouldn't disrupt health and reminisces over Bob Marley.

Oct 2020

29 min 50 sec

Daniella Koren, CEO and founder of Arches Technology, joins the show to share her experience as a past winner of the Astellas Oncology’s C3 Prize, her expertise as an entrepreneur and how others can apply for the C3 Prize before the application window closes on September 28, 2020. Daniella also discusses how Arches Technology developed MyCareCompass, a digital patient education, and engagement program, to help people impacted by cancer navigate everyday care by providing relevant information and evidence-based education in an easy-to-understand format, one step at a time.

Sep 2020

25 min 19 sec

Redesigning conventional drug development to function efficiently during COVID-19 and other pandemics is essential. Professor Gareth Griffiths and Professor Saye Khoo explain how their platform, AGILE, is designed to do this necessary work.

Sep 2020

30 min 8 sec

Guy D’Andrea, Founder & Managing Partner of Discern Health (a W2O company), outlines the fundamentals of value-based healthcare, he discusses Discern and W2O's recent partnership and shares his love of U2.

Aug 2020

27 min 57 sec

W2O’s Global Privacy Officer, Dan Linton, joins the show to discuss how our recent survey serves as a data privacy playbook for healthcare companies, how our findings were impacted by COVID-19, and what this research means for the healthcare industry as a whole.

Aug 2020

27 min 19 sec

Amberly Lago, Motivational Speaker & Best-Selling Author, joins the show to share her life story, a story of true resilience. Learn how you can start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can.

Jul 2020

30 min 27 sec

Mary Stutts, SVP of Corporate Relations, Sumitovant BioPharma & Founder of The Center for Excellence in Life shares how we achieve health equity, why she founded The Center for Excellence in Life, and the importance of using your voice.

Jul 2020

38 min 47 sec

Frank Mazzola and Tom Richards, Co-Global Chief Creative Officers of 21GRAMS are this week's guests of What2Know. The two discuss Tom's recent appointment to the 21GRAMS’ team and the importance of bringing thoughtful creativity into healthcare.

Jul 2020

24 min 35 sec

On June 2nd 2019, Miles Hall was in a mental crisis. When his family called law enforcement for help, he was shot and killed by the Walnut Creek Police. Taun Hall, Miles' mother and Co-Founder of the Miles Hall Foundation, shares his story.

Jul 2020

24 min 2 sec

Physicians treating patients from marginalized communities must practice cultural humility. Dr. Monica Gandhi, SF Co-Chair for the AIDS 2020 Conference, discusses this on our latest episode of What2Know. She also shares lessons from the HIV pandemic that apply to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she discusses this year's AIDS 2020 Conference.

Jun 2020

29 min 38 sec

Health equity is at the forefront of the COVID-19 conversation. Cynthia Carey-Grant, Oakland Co-Chair for the AIDS 2020 Conference joins the show to discuss health disparities within marginalized communities. She also shares the parallels between HIV and the coronavirus and highlights what she's looking forward to during this year's virtual conference.

Jun 2020

32 min 49 sec

Jennifer Gottlieb, W2O Global President, and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Board Member chats with Lynn O'Connor Vos, President & CEO of the MDA. The two discuss how the MDA has pivoted amid COVID-19 and how the MDA is transforming the lives of people with neuromuscular diseases.

Jun 2020

38 min 42 sec

Jeff Davidson, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Camp Gladiator, discusses how the fitness platform has adjusted to COVID-19 and shares key organizational learnings gleaned during the pandemic.

May 2020

27 min 18 sec

Creating cultural competency within healthcare organizations is key for patients. Eloiza Domingo of Astellas Pharma US discusses the importance of cultural competency within the industry and unpacks how diversity and inclusion improves patient outcomes.

May 2020

24 min 55 sec

Dr. Sir Michael Jacobs, Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Director of Infection at the Royal Free Hospital outlines what is being learned about COVID-19 and how these learnings impact treatment.

May 2020

40 min 5 sec

Dr. Joseph Habboushe, Emergency Medicine Physician at NYU and CEO of MDCalc, shares his experience of combating COVID-19 from the ground in NYC.

May 2020

29 min 4 sec

W2O’s newest team member, Bryan Specht is this week's guest on What2Know. He chats about his new role at W2O, the uberization of healthcare, and key lessons learned amid COVID-19.

May 2020

37 min 41 sec

W2O recently acquired Symplur to strengthen and scale data for smarter healthcare decision making. Our own Adam Cossman, Audun Utengen, and Seth Duncan discuss what this looks like for our clients, how we've partnered to combat COVID-19 and the power of social data within the industry.

Apr 2020

27 min 1 sec

During COVID-19, it's essential for organizations to communicate effectively to their key stakeholders, particularly their employees. Ellen Gerstein, Head of Content & Employee Advocacy at Pfizer, and Managing Director of W2O, Wendy Carhart, discuss best practices for organizations to follow.

Apr 2020

25 min 22 sec

There are actions our leaders and society can take to combat the coronavirus. Dilawar Syed, President & CEO of Lumiata, discusses steps to fight COVID-19, he shares the role government is playing, plus he unpacks how AI can be part of the solution.

Apr 2020

29 min 48 sec