Straight from the Lungs

Straight from the Lungs

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Real stories from real people affected by Cystic Fibrosis.


08 - Better than Flowers
May 2 • 2 min
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 her. Transcript coming soon. Stay in…
08 - Married
May 2 • 4 min
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 story of catcalling a boy named Kenny on a beach and marrying him 3 months later. Here’s more from them.…
Episode 08 - Love
Apr 30 • 28 min
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 – how is someone else going to react…
07 - Lung Function
Apr 25 • 4 min
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 with Cystic Fibrosis. Here’s more from…
07 - 1% Everyday
Apr 25 • 7 min
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 approach to Cystic Fibrosis. Here’s more…
07 - My First Hospital Stay
Apr 25 • 8 min
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 couple of weeks to have IV antibiotics.…
07 - Hospital Stays
Apr 25 • 5 min
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 Fibrosis Here’s more from him.…
Episode 07 - Hospital
Apr 23 • 35 min
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 can mean staying in hospital for a couple of weeks. We have many CF teams here in the UK, each with their…
06 - PIP
Apr 18 • 7 min
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 Cystic Fibrosis in the UK. Here’s more…
06 - PIP in Court
Apr 18 • 5 min
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 applying for Personal Independence Payment. As stressful as it was, I’m very fortunate that I didn’t need…
06 - Animation
Apr 18 • 11 min
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 they manage their CF at work. I’m an…
06 - Personal Training
Apr 18 • 3 min
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 excited about. George’s passion for…
06 - Acting
Apr 18 • 3 min
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 approach to it. Here’s more from her.…
Episode 06 - Work
Apr 16 • 32 min
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 majority of people with CF will be able to take. This is a big change from school or university though because…
05 - DSA
Apr 11 • 4 min
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 journey by the Disabled Students’…
05 - Preparing for University
Apr 11 • 4 min
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 and going to University. Here’s…
05 - The Music of Straight from the Lungs
Apr 11 • 37 min
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 the huge impact it has on the show.…
Episode 05 - University
Apr 9 • 33 min
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 lifelong friends and make some amazing memories. But leaving home and taking on a Cystic Fibrosis lifestyle…
04 - My School
Oct 4, 2018 • 7 min
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 various ways she helped me handle my Cystic Fibrosis at secondary school. Here’s more from her. Trasncript…
Episode 04 - School
Oct 2, 2018 • 28 min
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 they have to go off to school, where…
03 - Ben Mudge AKA Thor
Sep 27, 2018 • 9 min
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 CF. Here’s more from him.…
03 - CF-Related Diabetes
Sep 27, 2018 • 7 min
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 some people is something called…
03 - Mount Everest
Sep 27, 2018 • 8 min
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 Everest. Here’s more from him.…
03 - Exercise
Sep 27, 2018 • 9 min
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 importance of exercise. Here’s more from…
Episode 03 - Treatment
Sep 25, 2018 • 32 min
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 absolutely terrifying. However, there are also many ways to treat CF, and many people who decide to push…
02 - Double Diagnosis
Sep 20, 2018 • 15 min
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 Fibrosis. Here’s more from her.…
02 - Diagnosis Process
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
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. Here’s more from her. Transcript…
02 - Late Diagnosis
Sep 20, 2018 • 2 min
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 more from her. Transcript coming…
02 - Difficult Diagnosis
Sep 20, 2018 • 6 min
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 seriously as a teenager. Let’s go…
02 - My Diagnosis
Sep 20, 2018 • 8 min
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 my Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis and how…
Episode 02 - Diagnosis
Sep 18, 2018 • 30 min
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 seem like the end of something beautiful, in fact, it’s only the beginning. View Transcript Stay in touch…
01 - What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Sep 13, 2018 • 5 min
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 body. Here’s more from him. View Transcript…
01 - The Story of Straight from the Lungs
Sep 13, 2018 • 37 min
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 about how Straight from the Lungs was started and Sam’s role in the production of the show. Sam mentioned…
01 - UKCFC 2018 Q&A
Sep 13, 2018 • 11 min
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 those of some of the guests I’ve…
Episode 01 - Cystic Fibrosis
Sep 11, 2018 • 29 min
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 to school, getting a job, and even falling in love. You’ll hear from the experts of CF: the people living…
Straight from the Lungs - Trailer
Aug 22, 2018 • 1 min
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.