These Are the Best Pharmacy Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

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These Are the Best Pharmacy Podcasts To Listen To Right Now
April 22, 2022
RxLocal Team

The Top 8 Pharmacy Podcasts You Should Listen To Today

Podcasts are all the rage right now. More than 116 million Americans — 40% of the population — listen to a podcast every month. And there’s a lot to choose from. In 2022, there are more than 850,000 active podcasts with a combined 48 million episodes available.

These podcasts cover every topic under the sun: from life to love to career advice in every industry. That includes pharmacy. Right now, you can find hundreds of pharmacy-focused podcasts across all different platforms. Each podcast covers something different: from practice pearls to business insights to funny stories and more.

So whether you’re a pharmacist, tech, or industry enthusiast, there’s bound to be an episode you’ll enjoy. Tune in to any of our 8 favorite podcasts to walk away with a little more knowledge (and a little more enjoyment) of pharmacy practice.

The Best of the Best: Our 8 Favorite Pharmacy Podcasts

1. Pharmacy Focus

By: Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is an independently-owned news outlet covering all things independent pharmacy. Pharmacy Times posts articles, research, and reports — and now, it has its own podcast network. The Pharmacy Focus podcast network is made up of several different shows, including Coffee with Suzy, Psychedelic Pharmacy, Pharmacy Times Study Break, and the eponymous Pharmacy Focus podcast.

Together, Pharmacy Focus “provides the latest industry news and information, thought-leader insights, clinical updates, patient counseling tools, and innovative solutions for the everyday practice and business of pharmacy.”

Each episode is between 15-30 minutes, so you can get your daily dose of pharmacy knowledge fast.

A few of our favorite episodes to check out:

  • 33: The Legal Prescription: What to Know About State Boards of Pharmacy
  • 51: An Inside Look Into Travel Pharmacy
  • 58: Pet Peeves of Retail Pharmacy with Dr. Mitch Lee

Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audio Boom, or Podtail

2. The Business of Pharmacy Podcast

By: Mike Koelzer

If you’re looking to get actionable insights to improve your business, tune in to the Business of Pharmacy Podcast. Mike Koelzer, an independent pharmacist based in Grand Rapids, MI, shares his everything you need to know about creating and maintaining a successful pharmacy business.

On each week’s episode, Mike features guests like Bled Tanoe, Tim Ulbrich, and NCPA CEO Doug Hoey. Hour-long episodes mean you’ll get an in-depth look at each issue, along with the right kind of solutions to solve it.

A few episodes to listen to:

  • Making Pharmacy Profitable | Lisa Faast, PharmD, DiversifyRx
  • #PizzaIsNotWorking | Bled Tanoe, PharmD, Founder
  • Cash-Only Pharmacy | Kyle McCormick, PharmD, Blueberry Pharmacy

Listen to the Business of Pharmacy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, or Audible.

3. Catalyst Pharmacy Podcast

By: PioneerRx Pharmacy Software

When it comes to top podcasts, we can’t forget PioneerRx’s very own. The Catalyst Pharmacy Podcast, produced by PioneerRx Pharmacy Software, dives into the latest updates and innovations in the industry. It explores how current issues affect pharmacists’ approach to business and patient care.

Catalyst is hosted by PioneerRx Executives: Jeff Key, President; Josh Howland, SVP of Clinical Strategy; Mark Bivins, VP of Sales, and Marsha Bivins, Director of Marketing. Guests include influential leaders like Troy Trygstad, Amina Abubakar, and Pamela Schweitzer. Each one-hour episode offers in-depth information (and an occasional digression to wine and top travel spots).

Our top episode choices include:

  • 50: Change Your Perspective, Change Your Reality With Dan Benamoz
  • 61: How Social Media Saved My Business With Phil Cowley
  • 64: In the Hot Seat With NCPA CEO Doug Hoey

Listen to Catalyst on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, or watch on YouTube.

4. Beyond the Scripts Podcast

By: PioneerRx Pharmacy Software

If you can’t get enough of Catalyst, tune in to its sister show, Beyond the Scripts. While Catalyst is an all-in-one pharmacy podcast, Beyond the Scripts hones in on enhanced services and opportunities that lie beyond prescription dispensing.

Beyond the Scripts is hosted by PioneerRx Director of Education, Will Tuft, and features innovative pharmacists from all over the country. Notable guests include Benjamin Jolley, Josh Rimany, and Barry Klein. Make sure you set aside an hour every week to hear from Will.

Check out these episodes to learn more:

  • 26: The Pills Don’t Pay the Bills With Joe McKamey
  • 18: Your Guide to Enhanced Services With Cody Clifton
  • 24: PBMs: With Mystery Comes Margin ft. Benjamin Jolley

Find Beyond the Scripts on any of the following platforms: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, and YouTube.

5. ReTell Pharmacy

By: Mitch Lee

Looking for an honest take on all sides of independent pharmacy? On ReTell Pharmacy, pharmacist Mitch Lee dives into “all things frustrating, weird, confusing, and even great about the odd world of retail pharmacy.” On each episode, Mitch shares stories from his own pharmacy and from other pharmacies — the good, the bad, and the ugly. But he always does it with a laugh. Each episode is an hour, but it’s a great way to enjoy your lunch break and refresh for the rest of the day. 

Tune in to any of these episodes to hear more from Mitch:

  • In the Trenches, Parts 1-4
  • Almost-Explicit Episode, Jackson Juice, Patient Surveys
  • Staying Motivated, A 4th Dose?, Oldest Rx You’ve Received

Check out ReTell Pharmacy on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the ReTell Pharmacy website.

6. Your Financial Pharmacist

By: Your Financial Pharmacist, LLC

If you’re looking to make more out of your paycheck, tune in to the Your Financial Pharmacist Podcast. This podcast “is designed to empower pharmacists and pharmacy students to take control of their personal finances.”

Hosted by a trio of Tims — Tim Ulbrich, PharmD; Tim Church, PharmD, BCACP; and Tim Baker, CFP —, Your Financial Pharmacist offers insights and advice on how pharmacists can spend smart and save wisely. Episodes range from 10 minutes to 45, so no matter how much time you have on your hands, you can pop on an episode of Your Financial Pharmacist and get something out of it.

Our favorites include:

  • 247: 10 Common Financial Mistakes Pharmacists Make
  • 248: How 3 Pharmacists Had $700,000 of Student Loans Forgiven
  • 250: 10 Takeaways from 50 Financial Conversations with Pharmacists

Find Your Financial Pharmacist on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the YFP website.

7. MPR Weekly Dose

By: MPR Weekly Dose

MPR is a drug reference resource that gives pharmacists and other providers the latest information on new prescription drugs. To consolidate all of this information, MPR also hosts a podcast — MPR Weekly Dose — to give you all the info in less than 15 minutes. 

If you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest research, MPR is the podcast for you: giving you “the top stories from the world of medicine and pharma in a matter of minutes.” 

Take MPR Weekly Dose for a test drive with any of these episodes:

  • 108: OTC Treatment Shows Benefit in COVID-19; Emergency Use Granted to Antibody; Parkinson Disease Tx Available; Veklury Study Results; Safety Concern for Ketamine
  • 111: Allergy Spray OTC Switch; Syringe Malfunction Prompts Recall; Sciatica Pain Tx Update; FDA Alert for COVID-19 Tests; Resubmitted Teplizumab Application Accepted
  • 112: Second COVID-19 Booster Dose Authorized; Sotrovimab Use Limited; Oral COVID-19 Tx; PreHevbrio Hep B Vaccination; Thyroid Dysfunction Alert Following ICM

Find MPR Weekly Dose on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer, or Podchaser.  

8. The People’s Pharmacy

By: Joe and Terry Graedon

The People’s Pharmacy features some of the most interesting stories and innovations happening in the pharmacy world right now. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon present The People’s Pharmacy to discuss “everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs.”

Each hour-long episode is designed to help pharmacists and patients alike understand their treatment options — and give a deeper appreciation for medicine.

If you’re new to the podcast, try out any of these episodes:

  • 1199: The Life-Saving Science of Spontaneous Healing
  • 1290: Approaches for Managing Chronic Pain
  • 1296: Why the War on Drugs Failed and How Harm Reduction Can Help

Listen to The People’s Pharmacy on any of the following platforms: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or NPR.

Tune In to Your Favorite Pharmacy Podcast

Podcasts are the latest trend in media, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

If you’re looking for insights, advice, or a quick break during the day, pop on a podcast and reap the rewards of hearing from professionals just like you. These 8 are a great place to start, but feel free to find the show where you can get the most value.

As you’re listening, you can get encouraged, inspired, and excited about your practice. And who knows? Maybe you’re made for making podcasts, too.