A University of Alberta cancer surgeon has become a bit of an international star for his Surgery 101 podcasts and videos.

For the past six years, Dr. Jonathan White has been creating the 10-minute podcasts as a way to help medical students. Recently, he started making videos using Muppets and Lego.

"I think it's my job as an educator to surprise people a little bit," White said. "The operating room is a mysterious place — everybody's kind of afraid of it. We're taking you into this serious place with Muppets as your guide."

The podcasts have been downloaded more than one million times worldwide.

White says he has had emails from viewers in Brazil, Germany and Romania asking for him to keep making the episodes — and he has no plans to stop any time soon.