In Sickness + In Health: A Chronic Illness Podcast
About This Show
In Sickness + In Health is an audio podcast, hosted by Cara Gael O'Regan, about our relationships with our bodies, and issues of chronic illness, disability, healthcare, and mortality. Y'know, the fun stuff. 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
49: Back from the Dead
We're bringing the In Sickness + In Health podcast back from the dead! After an extended hiatus, we're back with this month's episode featuring recurring guest, Christopher Snider. They talk about what Cara's been up to while she hasn't been working on the podcast, representation of chronic illness on screen, and get a house building update from Christopher. They discuss the recent Diabetes episode of Blackish, and the documentaries, Gaga: Five Foot and Unrest, as well as the mixed emotions of seeing these issues get wider attention--especially when a public figure comes out about their health issues.
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