In Sickness + In Health
About This Show
In Sickness + In Health is an audio podcast, hosted by Cara Gael, about our relationships with our bodies, and issues at the intersections with chronic illness, disability, healthcare, and mortality. It is a show where the personal is political, and where bodily autonomy, healthcare, and disability rights are considered human rights without question.
Most Recent Episode
42 Other People's Podcasts
I’m not feeling great this week (lol, surprise), so instead of talking about any of the myriad ways issues of illness, disability, healthcare, and mortality intersect with what’s going on, I’m recommending some other people’s podcasts. My recommendations include shows to hear some of the real human stories behind the politics and policy changes that are dominating the news, as well as updates in health policy, and media analysis.
Episode page: http://www.insicknesspod.com/blog/2017/2/3/episode-42-february-3
Rated 5 out of
A podcast worth your time!
As the primary caregiver of my chronically ill sibling, the In Sickness and In Health Podcast has proved to be extremely compelling listening for us both – alternatingly fascinating, comforting and disturbing. Even-handed host Cara Gael has selected intelligent, articulate, good-natured guests to lead her listeners through the tangled (and hugely unfortunate) web of their erratic health conditions, interactions with practitioners, encounters with bureaucratic red tape, etc. and the mental, emotional and physical toll all of that takes (literally takes – steals) from their once promising lives. It's not fun listening, but it is enlightening and important. This often invisible segment of our population needs their predicaments to be, at the very least, acknowledged. I mightily appreciate that Cara is using some of her precious energy to create and sustain this stellar podcast. She is, I hope, making a lasting contribution to our society that will serve to elevate the levels of awareness, compassion and advocacy regarding the challenges faced by the disabled, chronically and terminally ill, and their caregivers.
Date published: 2016-05-13