Ep 110: A Conversation with Powerful Women

In recent years, we’ve watched women rise to levels of power previously never seen. While it’s been an amazing evolution to watch, there’s still plenty of inequality in the world. Today we’ll take a look at the top issues in our country as it relates to women and discuss the pivotal roles women have played over the years. Kimberly Gordon, CRNA, and Judge April Wood join Sharon and Jeremy for a roundtable discussion.

Click the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

If you’ve ever wondered what Sharon and her friends talk about when they get together, this episode will let you in on the conversation.

Today we’ve decided to kick off the new year with a roundtable discussion with a few powerful women. It just so happened that we had everyone in the same place at the same time so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity.

Let’s first introduce you to our guests. Kimberly Gordon, CRNA, is a classmate of Sharon’s at Yale and was also her campaign manager. Judge April Wood was recently elected to the Court of Appeals in North Carolina after 18 years of experience on the District Court bench. They’ve both been featured on this podcast previously but now they sit down for a roundtable discussion with Sharon and Jeremy.

This show will sound a lot like a conversations with friends and we’ll see if Jeremy is truly ready because we’ll talk about the year of the woman. It’s going to be an in-depth discussion about the women who have impacted our country, how the perception of women is evolving, and the work that still left to do. It’s a candid back and forth but one that we hope entertains you.

So as you get started on the episode, keep an ear out for these topics:

  • Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett
  • COVID impacting elections
  • Why not nine women on the Supreme Court?
  • How much should age matter?
  • History of the Equal Rights Amendment
  • The role of women in families
  • Disparity in wages

Check it out in the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

3:06 – Is Jeremy ready for this show? 

4:25 – Introducing our guests 

10:33 – Amy Coney Barrett

15:35 – Coronavirus impact on elections

21:22 – Great quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

25:38 – Should the Supreme Court be a lifetime appointment? 

36:36 – The Equal Rights Amendment

39:57 – Woman’s role in the family   

53:40 – Why has the ERA never passed? 

55:59 – Making less money than male counterparts 

1:02:17 – Do women put their careers on hold for family?

1:08:55 – Are men okay with women making more?

1:12:10 – Jeremy’s cat


“Even though women have made great strides in the medical field and in the legal field and in every field, we still are significantly outnumbered by our male counterparts,”

-Judge April Wood





COVID-19 Pandemic

Ep 213: Moral Injury and Nurse Anesthesia

With the increased distress and rationing of care that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of Moral Injury (MI) has started to garner much more attention in the world of healthcare. This repeated conflict between an individual’s morality and the management of care causes a deep emotional wound that often drives workers out of the profession altogether. Jerry Hogan, DNSc, CRNA wrote an article about this subject, so we’ve asked him to explain the effects of MI and how CRNAs can resolve this conflict.

Current Events

Ep 212: Thankful for the AANA and Its Ongoing Efforts for CRNAs

It hasn’t been the easiest year for a lot of people, but we know there’s still plenty to be grateful for as we approach another Thanksgiving. Specifically, we wanted to shine the light on the AANA and everything they do for our profession each year. New AANA President Angie Mund, DNP, CRNA is a friend of the show and someone we appreciate quite a bit so we wanted to spend some time with her on this holiday to talk about everything she’s hoping to accomplish over the next year.


Ep 211: Anesthesia Management for a Pheochromocytoma

We’ve had CRNAs and SRNAs ask us to give them the essential information needed to manage a particular case and today we’re going to do that with Pheochromocytoma. This is the second episode in our endocrine surgical procedures series and there will be some valuable info that you might find on exams as well. Here’s the power-packed episode for anesthesia management for a Pheochromocytoma that we hope you get a lot out of.




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