Straight from the Lungs

36 EpisodesProduced by William Marler

Straight from the Lungs helps to share real stories from real people affected by Cystic Fibrosis.

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Straight from the Lungs - Trailer

August 22nd, 2018

1:05

Straight from the Lungs launches on 11th September 2018, helping to share real stories from real people affected by Cystic Fibrosis. Listen to a sneak peek to meet some of the people featured in the podcast.

Episode 01 - Cystic Fibrosis

September 11th, 2018

29:54

Over the next 14 episodes, I’m going to be exploring the complex world of Cystic Fibrosis, from the initial diagnosis and treatment of it, to going …

Extra Breaths 01 - What is Cystic Fibrosis?

September 13th, 2018

5:40

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Dr Jayesh Bhatt. In Episode 01 of Straight from the Lungs, Dr Bhatt gave a brief medical explanation of Cystic Fibrosis and how it can affect the …

Extra Breaths 01 - The Story of Straight from the Lungs

September 13th, 2018

37:28

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of me, William Marler, and I'm joined in the studio by Sam Lewis. We sit down and talk …

Extra Breaths 01 - UKCFC 2018 Q&A

September 13th, 2018

11:16

On 11th September 2018, I launched Straight from the Lungs live at the UK Cystic Fibrosis Conference. As part of the launch, I answered questions submitted by people online, drawing from my own experience of CF and …

Episode 02 - Diagnosis

September 18th, 2018

30:00

The Cystic Fibrosis journey starts when you receive the diagnosis. The news is usually give to parents of babies or young children, and while it may …

Extra Breaths 02 - Late Diagnosis

September 20th, 2018

2:26

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Veronika. In Episode 02 of Straight from the Lungs, Veronika spoke about how she dealt with receiving a Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis at the age of 9. Here’s …

Extra Breaths 02 - My Diagnosis

September 20th, 2018

8:39

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of my grandmother Cherry, and my Mum and Dad, Liz and Jerry. In Episode 02 of Straight from the Lungs, Mum, Dad, and Cherry spoke about how they reacted to …

Extra Breaths 02 - Difficult Diagnosis

September 20th, 2018

6:32

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Martine. In Episode 02 of Straight from the Lungs, Martine spoke about the drastic measures she took to get her daughter Lisa to take her Cystic Fibrosis …

Extra Breaths 02 - Diagnosis Process

September 20th, 2018

6:42

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Amanda. In Episode 02 of Straight from the Lungs, Amanda spoke about the process of diagnosing a baby with Cystic Fibrosis and how to break that news. …

Extra Breaths 02 - Double Diagnosis

September 20th, 2018

15:21

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Kirsty. In Episode 02 of Straight from the Lungs, Kirsty spoke about having to deal with not one, but two of her children being diagnosed with Cystic …

Episode 03 - Treatment

September 25th, 2018

32:22

Cystic Fibrosis affects lots of different areas of the body in lots of different ways. Sometimes they’re slightly annoying, and other times they’re …

Extra Breaths 03 - CF-Related Diabetes

September 27th, 2018

7:16

These are Extra Breaths coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Darren. In Episode 03 of Straight from the Lungs, Darren spoke about the various ways Cystic Fibrosis can affect nutrition. A big impact it can have on …

Extra Breaths 03 - Ben Mudge AKA Thor

September 27th, 2018

9:59

Coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Ben Mudge AKA Thor. In Episode 03 of Straight from the Lungs, Ben spoke about how Cystic Fibrosis is a driving force for bodybuilding and how he loves inspiring other people with …

Extra Breaths 03 - Mount Everest

September 27th, 2018

8:51

These are Extra Breaths coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Nick. In Episode 03 of Straight from the Lungs, Nick spoke about what it took to become the first person with Cystic Fibrosis to reach the top of Mount …

Extra Breaths 03 - Exercise

September 27th, 2018

9:26

These are Extra Breaths coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Fiona. In Episode 03 of Straight from the Lungs, Fiona spoke about the various airway clearance methods available to treat Cystic Fibrosis and the …

Episode 04 - School

October 2nd, 2018

28:48

Warning: Contains mild language.

 

When a baby is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, it’s inevitable that over the years, routines will develop which the parents will eventually know inside out. It’s not long though till …

Extra Breaths 04 - My School

October 4th, 2018

7:29

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Helen Mitchell. In episode 4 of Straight from the Lungs, Helen spoke about the …

Episode 05 - University

April 9th, 2019

33:13

For a lot of people, going to university or college is a right of passage to finally understand your purpose in life. It’s also the chance to meet …

Extra Breaths 05 - The Music of Straight from the Lungs

April 11th, 2019

37:01

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of me, William Marler, and I'm joined in the studio by Ben Weatherill. We sit down and talk about how Ben composed the music of Straight from the Lungs and …

Extra Breaths 05 - Preparing for University

April 11th, 2019

4:20

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of my mum and dad, Liz and Jerry. In Episode 05 of Straight from the Lungs, Mum and Dad spoke about the various ways they helped me prepare for leaving home …

Extra Breaths 05 - DSA

April 11th, 2019

4:39

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Ange. In Episode 05 of Straight from the Lungs, Ange spoke about how, in the UK, university students with Cystic Fibrosis can be supported on their …

Episode 06 - Work

April 16th, 2019

32:12

Cystic Fibrosis is no longer considered a childhood illness. A huge step on the journey to adulthood is getting a job, and it’s a step that the …

Extra Breaths 06 - Animation

April 18th, 2019

11:43

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Ravi and me, William Marler. In Episode 06 of Straight from the Lungs, we heard about the different jobs that people with Cystic Fibrosis have and how …

Extra Breaths 06 - Acting

April 18th, 2019

3:19

These are Extra Breaths coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Katie. In episode 6 of Straight from the Lungs, Katie spoke about her passion for acting and how her experiences with cystic fibrosis have shaped her …

Extra Breaths 06 - Personal Training

April 18th, 2019

3:35

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of George. In Episode 06 of Straight from the Lungs, we heard about how some people with Cystic Fibrosis have been able to find a career they’re very …

Extra Breaths 06 - PIP

April 18th, 2019

7:17

These are Extra Breaths coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Ang. In episode 6 of Straight from the Lungs, Ange spoke about Personal Independence Payment and how it can provide financial support to someone with …

Extra Breaths 06 - PIP in Court

April 18th, 2019

5:40

These are Extra Breaths coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Kate. In episode 6 of Straight from the Lungs, I spoke about my difficult experience …

Episode 07 - Hospital

April 23rd, 2019

35:37

Hospital can feel like a second home for some people with Cystic Fibrosis. We have regular check-ups that last a couple of hours, and if we’re ill it …

Extra Breaths 07 - My First Hospital Stay

April 25th, 2019

8:18

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of me, William Marler. In Episode 07 of Straight from the Lungs, We spoke about how people with Cystic Fibrosis sometimes need to go into hospital for a …

Extra Breaths 07 - Hospital Stays

April 25th, 2019

5:28

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Dr Jayesh Bhatt. In Episode 07 of Straight from the Lungs, Dr Bhatt spoke about how a 2-week hospital stay is often necessary for people with Cystic …

Extra Breaths 07 - Lung Function

April 25th, 2019

4:20

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Fiona. In Episode 07 of Straight from the Lungs, Fiona spoke about the lung function test and how it can be used to determine the wellbeing of someone …

Extra Breaths 07 - 1% Everyday

April 25th, 2019

7:56

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of George. In Episode 07 of Straight from the Lungs, George spoke about how an emergency hospital visit several years ago made him rethink his entire …

Episode 08 - Love

April 30th, 2019

28:04

When you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, how do you tell them you have something as big as Cystic Fibrosis? It’s tricky enough sometimes for people that have CF to cope with everything – …

Extra Breaths 08 - Married

May 2nd, 2019

4:45

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Veronika and Kenny. In Episode 8 of Straight from the Lungs, Veronika told the …

Extra Breaths 08 - Better than Flowers

May 2nd, 2019

2:22

These are Extra Breaths, coming to you Straight from the Lungs of Katie. In Episode 08 of Straight from the Lungs, Katie spoke about her boyfriend Michael and how he helps manage her Cystic Fibrosis. Here’s more from …

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