24 episodes

Gary Burgess, supported by the ME Association, presents The ME Show for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as those with an interest in learning more about it.

The ME Show Gary Burgess

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Gary Burgess, supported by the ME Association, presents The ME Show for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as those with an interest in learning more about it.

    Special Edition - Severe ME Week

    Special Edition - Severe ME Week

    Gary Burgess speaks to Jo Moss who has severe and ME, and benefits advisor Ann Innes, for this special edition of The ME Show to mark Severe ME Week.

    You can read Jo's brilliant blog, A Journey Through The Fog, here: https://www.ajourneythroughthefog.co.uk/
    There's a wealth of information from the ME Association here: https://www.meassociation.org.uk/
    And you can follow Gary on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI - please use the hashtag #TheMEShow in any social posts so we don't miss what you're saying.

    • 46 min
    Special Edition - The Real ME

    Special Edition - The Real ME

    To mark ME Awareness Week, Gary Burgess shares the real stories of real people with ME. Hear them describe their own experiences in their own words.
    To find out more about the ME Association, visit www.meassociation.org.uk
    You'll find Gary Burgess on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI and please use the hashtag #TheMEShow in any posts

    • 29 min
    Episode Ten - Dr Mark Guthridge

    Episode Ten - Dr Mark Guthridge

    Gary Burgess speaks to Australian medical researcher Dr Mark Guthridge, who himself has lived with ME since 2015. Mark now devotes much of his time to promoting awareness and understanding of ME and is about to begin a new research project which could lead to new diagnostic testing.

    Show notes:

    Emerge Australia - https://emerge.org.au/
    Details of the Emerge Australia symposium - https://emerge.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Symposium-Programme.pdf

    You can follow Gary Burgess on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI and please use the hashtag #TheMEShow in any social media posts.

    • 28 min
    Episode Nine - Carol Monaghan MP

    Episode Nine - Carol Monaghan MP

    Gary Burgess speaks to Carol Monaghan MP, a staunch supporter of people with ME who's arranged a number of Westminster debates - most recently in January this year. Gary spoke to her in the week ME was making the headlines after a psychologist announced he was stopping his ME research because of bullying, and Rod Liddle wrote a comment piece in the Sunday Times mocking people with ME for believing their illness was "real".

    Carol Monaghan's website: http://www.carol.monaghan.scot/
    Michael Sharpe's interview on BBC Radio 4 (2 hours 46 mins in): https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003cth
    Rod Liddle's Sunday Times column: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/always-fatigued-yet-they-never-tire-of-claiming-their-malady-really-is-a-virus-d7s7qlvbk

    You can follow Gary Burgess on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI and please use the hashtag #TheMEShow in any posts.

    • 17 min
    Episode Eight - Dr Nina Muirhead

    Episode Eight - Dr Nina Muirhead

    Gary Burgess speaks to Dr Nina Muirhead who, herself, has ME and now campaigns to raise awareness of it among her medical peers. In this conversation she talks about her own experience of understanding ME as both a medic and a patient, and of her work to ensure the new generation of medical students have a better understanding of the illness.

    Dr Nina Muirhead on MEpedia - https://me-pedia.org/wiki/Nina_Muirhead
    The video that inspired this episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19ehJpZ4g9M
    Follow Gary on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI

    • 22 min
    Episode Seven - The Countess of Mar

    Episode Seven - The Countess of Mar

    Gary Burgess speaks to the Countess of Mar, who sits in the House of Lords, and chairs the Forward ME coalition of ME charities. The Countess speaks about her work to unite charities in the face of lobbying from psychological groups as well as the ongoing review of official guidelines for the treatment of ME.

    The Countess of Mar's parliamentary biography - https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/lords/countess-of-mar/1861
    Forward ME - http://www.forward-me.org.uk/
    Follow Gary Burgess on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

northernsole ,

Just what i needed

As a sufferer it was great to hear the voics of others like me

R.Edwards ,

Please continue to make more!

Amazing podcast with helpful insights on latest progress and also importantly giving patients ideas as to how they can help campaign effectively!

fuzzydacious ,

Wide ranging, interesting, intelligent and postiive for people with ME

some great interview that break down long standing issues and update on recent ones. interviewees from different places and and areas of work including scientists, campaigners, politicians and patients
very enjoyable and useful

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