20 episodes

That That Don’t Kill Me is a series of non-inspirational, honest and casual conversations about health, illness and disability between two uncourageous young adults who were born #sick. Co-hosts Kendall Ciesemier and Jameson Rich mine their trauma to cover everything from dating when you can’t drink or hooking up when you have scars, to disclosing illness to co-workers, what it’s like to grow up in a hospital, and the day-to-day minutiae of navigating the healthcare system. They talk with writers, comedians, activists, and athletes about their experiences dealing with illness and disability.

That That Don't Kill Me That That Don't Kill Me

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

That That Don’t Kill Me is a series of non-inspirational, honest and casual conversations about health, illness and disability between two uncourageous young adults who were born #sick. Co-hosts Kendall Ciesemier and Jameson Rich mine their trauma to cover everything from dating when you can’t drink or hooking up when you have scars, to disclosing illness to co-workers, what it’s like to grow up in a hospital, and the day-to-day minutiae of navigating the healthcare system. They talk with writers, comedians, activists, and athletes about their experiences dealing with illness and disability.

    Anti-Bodies Bodies Club (feat. Callie Tansill-Suddath)

    Anti-Bodies Bodies Club (feat. Callie Tansill-Suddath)

    Kendall and Jamie talk to heart transplant recipient Callie Tansill-Suddath about the Johns Hopkins study into transplant recipients' response to the vaccines (which both Kendall and Callie are a part of), what it means for their own protection against the virus, and broader uncertainties for immunocompromised people. Information on early results from the first cohort of study participants: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/covid-19-story-tip-covid-19-vaccines-may-not-produce-sufficient-antibody-response-in-transplant-recipients 

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pfear of Missing Out

    Pfear of Missing Out

    Kendall and Jamie are now both fully vaccinated, and compare and contrast their responses to the different vaccines. They also discuss their own conflicting feelings about vaccine FOMO, "line cutting" discourse, and actual line cutting.

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    • 57 min
    A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer feat. James Hamblin

    A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer feat. James Hamblin

    Jamie and Kendall are joined by Dr. James Hamblin of The Atlantic to discuss his recent article on the likelihood of having a normal, almost-non-pandemic summer this year. They also talk the vaccine rollout, the global view of pandemic management, and how James called pretty much everything over a year ago.

    A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/02/summer-2021-pandemic/618088/

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    • 53 min
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Illness

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Illness

    Kendall and Jamie discuss Anna Altman's essay in The New Republic, "The Consolations of the Illness Memoir," what exactly the genre is for anymore, and what makes an illness book and illness book. They also talk about their own adventures in writing and talking about illness, which they'll surely write and talk about at some point. 

    "The Consolations of the Illness Memoir": https://newrepublic.com/article/161387/consolations-illness-memoir-tessa-miller-book-review

    WARNING: This is now a 50% vaccinated podcast. Listen at your own discretion. 

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Working Till We're Sick

    Working Till We're Sick

    Jamie and Kendall discuss how COVID has forced employers and companies to reconsider the workplace, and whether they think office culture will be more accommodating even after the pandemic is gone. 



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    • 52 min
    Kiss Me Thru The Phone

    Kiss Me Thru The Phone

    Kendall and Jamie return to disclosing too much about their dating lives, now with added Pandemic context. They argue about the virtues of Zoom dating and discuss the personal calculations of balancing safety and autonomy. 



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    Thanks so much for being our people. We hope to be yours!



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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

savannahdionn ,

Love this podcast!

This podcast is a great listen for gaining new perspectives and hearing opinions on new topics you may not know about, from people who may or may not have different conditions than you. Listening has opened up a whole new realm of thought for me!

kengyt ,

This this this podcast won’t kill ya

It’ll only make you stronger.

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