DCR Episode 30 - John Onate


Kia Ora Whanau. This week Matt speaks to Dr John Onate, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the University of California Davis. John is an accomplished ultra runner, speaker at Rob Krar’s trail running camps, the Western States Endurance Run and UTMB. John is also the medical lead at the Devil’s Thumb aid station at Western States. John was in New Zealand to run the Shotover Moonlight Marathon and Matt had the pleasure to host John in the mighty Riverhead Forest and the repair back to Matt’s whare for a beer and a chat. And what a chat it was, it was an absolute pleasure to discuss mental health and running with a mental health professional. We discuss the benefits and challenges of running in regards to our mental health. We discuss John’s journey in both running and medicine and then proceed to veer all over the map touching on topics relating to running and mental health, concierge medicine, and just what makes us tick, in this entertaining and interesting conversation. Enjoy!

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Music: Chances with Wolves

Editing assistance: Kieran Nyum-Bai

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