7 episodes

Welcome to Breathless, a riveting podcast partnership between Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Snack Labs, hosted by Jeremie Saunders. Dive deep into the profound impacts of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease that has touched countless lives across Canada. Each episode of Breathless navigates the complex world of CF, exploring themes of life, death, scientific breakthroughs, and personal resilience.
Through captivating stories, expert insights, and heartfelt interviews, this series sheds light on the everyday heroes battling CF and the advancements that are changing their lives. From the emotional rollercoaster of living with a life-limiting condition to the groundbreaking arrival of new treatments that promise a longer future, Breathless delivers powerful narratives underscored by original music and masterful sound design.
Join us as we explore what it means to live fully when each breath is a triumph. Follow Breathless on your favourite podcast platform to ensure you never miss an episode of this inspiring journey through love, loss, and the relentless pursuit of hope.

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Breathless Snack Labs

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Welcome to Breathless, a riveting podcast partnership between Cystic Fibrosis Canada and Snack Labs, hosted by Jeremie Saunders. Dive deep into the profound impacts of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease that has touched countless lives across Canada. Each episode of Breathless navigates the complex world of CF, exploring themes of life, death, scientific breakthroughs, and personal resilience.
Through captivating stories, expert insights, and heartfelt interviews, this series sheds light on the everyday heroes battling CF and the advancements that are changing their lives. From the emotional rollercoaster of living with a life-limiting condition to the groundbreaking arrival of new treatments that promise a longer future, Breathless delivers powerful narratives underscored by original music and masterful sound design.
Join us as we explore what it means to live fully when each breath is a triumph. Follow Breathless on your favourite podcast platform to ensure you never miss an episode of this inspiring journey through love, loss, and the relentless pursuit of hope.

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    "Those are long life problems and I don't have a long life."

    "Those are long life problems and I don't have a long life."

    What if you knew from an early age that you wouldn't live as long as everyone else? How would it change the way you see money, education, relationships, or time itself? Welcome to Breathless, a series that explores the shifting landscape of Cystic Fibrosis, through the eyes of Jeremie Saunders, who has lived with the disease and the shortened life expectancy it comes with, his entire life.
    Breathless is a Snack Labs Production in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada
    Host: Jeremie Saunders
    Producer: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Editor: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Sound Design: Donovan Morgan
    Music: Tom Fox, Donovan Morgan
    Artwork/Design: Brian Stever
    For more information on Cystic Fibrosis:
    https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/
    Want more Snacks for your ears?
    https://www.wearesnack.io/


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    • 21 min
    "Let's put on our science hat"

    "Let's put on our science hat"

    How is it that something happening at an infinitesimally small scale can impact every aspect of your day-to-day life? In episode 2 of Breathless, we'll be leaning on some of the smartest minds in Cystic Fibrosis to uncover exactly what is happening at a molecular level and how that produces life-altering, and life-shortening, consequences. We'll also explore how a new miracle medication is changing Jeremie's life, and unearthing some unexpected challenges as Jeremie realizes that he may live a lot longer than he ever thought possible.
    Breathless is a Snack Labs Production in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada
    Host: Jeremie Saunders
    Producer: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Editor: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Sound Design: Donovan Morgan
    Music: Tom Fox, Donovan Morgan
    Artwork/Design: Brian Stever

    For more information on Cystic Fibrosis:
    https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/
    Want more Snacks for your ears?
    https://www.wearesnack.io/

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    • 42 min
    "Can they handle me? Can they handle my future?"

    "Can they handle me? Can they handle my future?"

    When you think you'll die young, you look at relationships with a unique perspective. In this episode of Breathless, we'll take a look at Jeremie's thoughts on dating and marriage. He speaks with others with CF to understand more about the diverse outlooks on intimate relationships when living with a fatal genetic disease.
    Breathless is a Snack Labs Production in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada
    Host: Jeremie Saunders
    Producer: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Editor: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Sound Design: Donovan Morgan
    Music: Tom Fox, Donovan Morgan
    Artwork/Design: Brian Stever
    For more information on Cystic Fibrosis:
    https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/
    Want more Snacks for your ears?
    https://www.wearesnack.io/

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    • 21 min
    "Oh my gosh...I think I'm pregnant!"

    "Oh my gosh...I think I'm pregnant!"

    Jeremie always knew how he felt about having kids, and then everything changed. In episode 4 of Breathless, we dig into the nuanced considerations of starting a family when you have a life-shortening condition that could be inherited by your children. In the face of Trikafta, Jeremie faces the difficult task of reevaluating a choice he once felt absolutely certain about.
    Breathless is a Snack Labs Production in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada
    Host: Jeremie Saunders
    Producer: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Editor: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Sound Design: Donovan Morgan
    Music: Tom Fox, Donovan Morgan
    Artwork/Design: Brian Stever
    For more information on Cystic Fibrosis:
    https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/
    Want more Snacks for your ears?
    https://www.wearesnack.io/

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    • 35 min
    "I never wanted to leave you"

    "I never wanted to leave you"

    When Jeremie was young, he was hard on his parents. Now, he understands their perspective, recognizing that they were new parents, doing the best they could do all while grappling with the devastating news that their son likely will not live to see university. In episode 5 of Breathless, we delve into the experiences of parents with children who have Cystic Fibrosis, exploring how they navigate the emotional maze of raising a child they may outlive.
    Breathless is a Snack Labs Production in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada
    Host: Jeremie Saunders
    Producer: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Editor: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Sound Design: Donovan Morgan
    Music: Tom Fox, Donovan Morgan
    Artwork/Design: Brian Stever
    For more information on Cystic Fibrosis:
    https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/

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    • 36 min
    "You know you changed the history of medicine, right?"

    "You know you changed the history of medicine, right?"

    How did we turn a disease that would kill you before your 5th birthday into one that may never kill you at all? Easy: Decades of tireless, constant and relentless advocacy by parents who refuse to accept a horrible fate for their children. In the season finale of Breathless, we hear from two of the most influential people in Cystic Fibrosis history and learn how a refusal to give up in the 1950s led us down a path to revolutionary treatment, and a fight for a cure that continues today.
    Breathless is a Snack Labs Production in partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada

    Host: Jeremie Saunders
    Producer: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Editor: Jeremie Saunders, Taylor MacGillivary
    Sound Design: Donovan Morgan
    Music: Tom Fox, Donovan Morgan
    Artwork/Design: Brian Stever
    For more information on Cystic Fibrosis:
    https://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/
    Want more Snacks for your ears?
    https://www.wearesnack.io/

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

R T-C ,

The Guys Do Not Disappoint

I have been waiting for this podcast ever since Jeremy let slip on SickBoy. The content and quality are… as always, top notch.

As a person with CF the topics hit home in a big way, and I can’t wait to see were Jeremy and the gang take this.

I will note that Trikafta has had an unexpected impact on the CF community as a whole. We would meet online and offer support, needle, jab, and cajole our fellow CF’rs. Now the ties that bind us are a wee bit frazzled. Especially for those with CF for which there is no effective modulators available.

For now.

Cakebyte ,

Informative AND taps into your emotions

You get a first hand look into the life of someone who’s lived with CF and how that has formed WHO they are. Jeremy is a great story-teller, no stranger to a microphone. I can’t wait for the next episodes to come out.

JeremieSaunders ,

This show means the world to me

Thank you everyone who has tuned in. This is a deeply personal story and incredibly important for a lot of people who live with this rare disease.

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