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Podcasting in Public Health

In the first episode of season 2 of Tenfold, Andrea is joined by two fellow podcasters to talk about podcasting in public health. Onye Nnorom, the host of Race, Health & Happiness, and Candace Aqui, host of Food & Health Today, join Andrea to share their secrets to building a public health podcast.
Be sure to check out Race, Health & Happiness and Food & Health Today!

Has this episode inspired you to start podcasting and you want to know what to do next? has a number of resources on how to make a podcast.

The podcasts that inspire us

Andrea: Two podcasts inspired me to create my own podcast. Oh Witch Please is hosted by two feminist literary critics talking through the Harry Potter books and movies. Listening to this podcast taught me how to read and watch critically and opened my eyes to the stereotypes, tropes and biases so prevalent in movies and literature. Crackdown is a monthly podcast about drugs, drug policy and the drug war led by drug user activists and supported by research. Each episode features stories and experiences of people affected by drug use, drug policy, and the overdose crisis. 

Candace: I like the Food Heaven podcast hosted by 2 registered dietitians in the states who take a unconventional approach to “healthy” living. I also like the Ted Talks Daily podcast. It’s a great place to find quick snippets on intriguing topics that pique your interest that you can then go and learn more about if you want.

Dr. Onye Nnorom
Dr. Onye Nnorom

About Onye and Candace:

Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto and the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine,

incorporating Black Canadian health issues into the medical school curriculum. She recently launched a podcast, called Race, Health & Happiness, which focuses on wellness in the context of systemic racism.


Candice Aqui
Candace Aqui

Candace Aqui is a Registered Dietitian and Program and Policy Consultant for Nutrition Connections. Candace’s main responsibilities include knowledge mobilization strategies, program and resource development and implementation, nutrition communications and technical applications. In addition, she serves as the subject matter expert in childhood and school nutrition, mental health and

Indigenous health. Candace holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, BASc in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University and a Master’s in Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.



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