Cancer, Musical Theatre, and Other Chronic Illnesses is a comical commentary about being a cancer patient and survivor framed in a fantasy musical theatre setting. Think "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", but with cancer, and in a hospital. From healthcare snafus, to botched chemo, second opinions, being told you look great, being told you look terrible, navigating dietary restrictions, social restrictions, and break-ups, Cancer, Musical Theatre, & Other Chronic Illnesses has it all.
Each episode is a chapter from the 2017 book of the same title. Some chapters are read by me, the author, and some are read by fellow cancer survivors. At the end of the episodes read by other survivors, there is a "Getting To Know You" interview where we delve into the lives of the reader and learn more about their story, journey, and relationship to cancer, musical theatre, and other chronic illnesses!
Get Out and Stay Out with Bobby Underwood
With a complicated, uncomfortable, uncertain path laid out as a new protocol, and a fresh new start clears up foggy chemo-brain, the journey forward will require digging some heels in the ground and simply saying "no!" After this chapter Bobby Underwood is interviewed about hopping from hospital to hospital, and being a dual support system for two very important figures in his life.
This episode marks the end of ACT ONE! THANK YOU ALL who made this season possible. We will be back with ACT TWO...
Everything's Coming Up Roses with Edward Miskie
The course of radiation has caused a serious road block, so to speak, and through a personal triumph comes a personal humiliation. There is no "Getting To Know You" after this episode.
Over The Wall with Edward Miskie
The start of therapy, and the tearing down of the proverbial wall that's been put up to protect from the realities of cancer and its physical and mental tolls. There is no Getting To Know You after this episode.
The Old Razzle Dazzle with Brooke Martino
Brooke Martino welcomes you to the Big-Top where your entertainment value is heightened! Procedures gone awry, and mistakes made are all part of the show here at Manhattan County Hospital. After, Brooke tells of her experience as a support system to a cancer patient and survivor.
Baby with Matt & Debbie Miskie
Matt and Debbie Miskie cross into the upside-down of what life would be like if... After which we talk to them (my parents) about what it was like being a parent to a cancer patient, and survivor.
Poor Jerusalem with Erin Cronican
A dramatic reading with Erin Cronican of running into a wall, a turning point, and options. After, a repeat of Erin Cronican's interview on breast cancer, treatment during a pandemic, and personal legacy.
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Super amazing podcast with the best host!? Highly highly recommended!!
Really great podcast
Blazingly honest, funny at times, great guests
From the POV from someone who hasn’t had cancer, this is a poignant, bracing, hilarious journey into the cancer experience, both from its host and from his guests. Human to the core.