The 10 best podcasts for EMTs, paramedics

In EMS, staying up to date on the latest and greatest can be difficult; here are 10 podcasts that will keep you current and your skills sharp


This article, originally published Sept. 29, 2017, has been updated with current information

By EMS1 Staff

International Podcast Day – which occurs every Sept. 30 – is an international celebration of the power of podcasts.

Which EMS-specific podcast do you listen to? (Photo/Pixabay)
Which EMS-specific podcast do you listen to? (Photo/Pixabay)

In EMS, staying up to date on the latest news, education and training requirements – all while juggling your professional and personal life – can be difficult.

Here are 10 of the best podcasts for every EMS provider, from rookie to veteran, in no particular order.

  1. Medic2Medic Podcast
    The podcast, by Steven Cohen, takes a look at how EMS providers got their start in EMS. It's available for download on iTunes, Stitcher and online.
  2. Within the Trenches
    Ricardo Martinez, the host and creator of Within the Trenches and the #IAM911 movement, has 17 years of experience in public safety. Martinez's goal is to tell the story of every dispatcher he meets. His podcast, which is meant to be informative, humorous, serious and eye-opening to the world of dispatch, can be heard on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundCloud and iHeartRadio.
  3. EMS Office Hours
    This weekly podcast by Jim Hoffman discusses EMS topics that are important to the paramedic and EMT field provider. It's available for download on iTunes and online.
  4. MCHD Paramedic Podcast
    This weekly podcast from Montgomery County Hospital provides clinical insights relevant to prehospital care, with frequent special guests known throughout the EMS industry. Listen to new and previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud
  5. EM Weekly
    The weekly podcast, by Todd De Voe, features news, interviews, recent trends and issues that impact first responders. It's available for download on iTunes and online.
  6. Medic Mindset
    Ginger Locke, a paramedic and professor, interviews paramedics face-to-face in long, intimate format. It's available for download on iTunes, SoundCloud and online
  7. The FlightBridgED Podcast
    This podcast tackles topics related to critical care and the air medical industry. It's available for download on iTunes and online
  8. Ultrasound Podcast
    The podcast brings insight into the different ultrasound techniques and possibilities. It's available for download on iTunes and online.
  9. SecondShift
    Join co-hosts Mike Verkest, paramedic and EMS training officer, and Dr. Ritu Sahni, MD, MPH, as they discuss all things emergency medicine, including current topics, trends and advocacy. It's available for download on iTunes
  10. Inside EMS Podcast
    Inside EMS, a podcast series that features hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson, brings expert perspective to hot topics, clinical issues, operational and leadership lessons to EMS personnel and leaders to be safe and successful. It's available for download on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Which EMS-specific podcast do you listen to? Add your go-to in the comment section below.

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