33 episodes

A podcast in which Ari and Larra discuss his experiences with Alport Syndrome and his three kidney transplants.

The Kidneycast Larra Morris and Ari Decherd

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

A podcast in which Ari and Larra discuss his experiences with Alport Syndrome and his three kidney transplants.

    Episode 33: Ten Year Kidneyversary

    Episode 33: Ten Year Kidneyversary

    Ari is celebrating 10 years with his kidney transplant! He looks back at the decade since his transplant and talks about what it’s like to make it to ten years. (And we encourage everyone to BECOME AN ORGAN DONOR)



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    Kidneycast Episode 32: The Big Sick, Zombies, and Vacation

    Kidneycast Episode 32: The Big Sick, Zombies, and Vacation

    The Kidneycast is back again to recommend The Big Sick, and talk about how we related to the story and loved how it was told. We also chat a bit about zombies and how Ari’s transplant has allowed us to have adventures that wouldn’t have been possible on dialysis.
    To learn how to become an organ donor, click here.
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    Kidneycast Episode 31: Last Week Tonight’s Report on Dialysis

    Kidneycast Episode 31: Last Week Tonight’s Report on Dialysis

    The Kidneycast rides again!  We’re back to talk about the recent episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” with the segment about private dialysis clinics. Ari and Larra talk about his experiences with the companies mentioned in the report, and how it felt to watch the episode. We also check in on how Ari’s been feeling since our last regular episode.
    Here is the John Oliver Segment:

    To learn how to become an organ donor, click here.
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    Kidneycast Episode 30: The Last Episode (For Now)

    Kidneycast Episode 30: The Last Episode (For Now)

     
    Our last regular episode! We wrap things up by talking about Ari’s current day-to-day health with his current transplant and offer some closing thoughts about his experiences with his disease and what we’ve learned from making “The Kidneycast”
    Don’t worry! We’ll be back someday if anything new crops up with Ari’s health or any transplant and Alport Syndrome news warrants discussion.
    To learn how to become an organ donor, click here.
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    • 46 min
    Kidneycast Episode 29: Cytomegalovirus and #NephJC

    Kidneycast Episode 29: Cytomegalovirus and #NephJC

     
    We talk about Ari’s most recent hospital stay and his experiences with CMV. We also discuss participating in the #NephJC chat about trying to make sure young transplant patients take their medication, and a new initiative from the National Kidney Foundation.
     
    A summary of the study discussed in the #NephJC chat is available here.
    The press release for the National Kidney Foundation’s “Big Ask, Big Give” program is available here.
    To learn how to become an organ donor, click here.
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    • 53 min
    Kidneycast Episode 28: Talking About the Money

    Kidneycast Episode 28: Talking About the Money

     
    What does the financial side of chronic illness look like? Ari and Larra talk about insurance, disability and welfare programs and take some time to discuss the Affordable Care Act.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Mimtarsugartoes ,

Fascinating

It feels a little weird to say I love someone's story of disability, but I do. So much information blended beautifully with entertaining storytelling. I laugh, I cry, I'm in awe. The hosts are incredibly talented people, which is evident from their podcast.

Marimbach1ca ,

House + RadioLab=great story

This is great for anyone who enjoys Serial, StoryCorps, RadioLab, and other podcasts that tell interesting stories.

Ari has a great way with words, while his cohost Larra does an incredible job filling in the details from her perspective while also ensuring that no medical term goes undefined, making this very easy to listen to if you don't have any specific knowledge of the subject.

Emotionally resonant stories that aren't sappy or saccharine. I'm hooked!

N251CT ,

Touching and insightful

This is an interesting, informative, inspiring, touching, and highly personal look into living (and thriving) with chronic illness. Very well produced.

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