7 episodes

Wait, it’s a musical about what!?

The Lifeline Project explores the science and stories behind the musical, ’Lifeline’, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming and the biggest current health crisis you might never have heard of - AntiMicrobial Resistance.

In this podcast we explore the global health through the eyes of scientists, doctors, writers and theatre folk. With AMR threatening to kill 10 million people a year by 2050 the time to act is now, and what better way to find out about crisis than through a musical and its accompanying podcast!

So, what is AMR? How do we prevent it? And how on earth can a musical about antibiotics make any difference?

The Lifeline Project is produced and hosted by Graham Richardson with original music and editing support from Robin Hiley. The musical itself will be coming to New York for an off-Broadway run in autumn 2024, so watch this space for more details!

www.lifelinemusical.com
@lifelinemusical

The Lifeline Project Lifeline Musical

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Wait, it’s a musical about what!?

The Lifeline Project explores the science and stories behind the musical, ’Lifeline’, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming and the biggest current health crisis you might never have heard of - AntiMicrobial Resistance.

In this podcast we explore the global health through the eyes of scientists, doctors, writers and theatre folk. With AMR threatening to kill 10 million people a year by 2050 the time to act is now, and what better way to find out about crisis than through a musical and its accompanying podcast!

So, what is AMR? How do we prevent it? And how on earth can a musical about antibiotics make any difference?

The Lifeline Project is produced and hosted by Graham Richardson with original music and editing support from Robin Hiley. The musical itself will be coming to New York for an off-Broadway run in autumn 2024, so watch this space for more details!

www.lifelinemusical.com
@lifelinemusical

    The Man Behind the Mould

    The Man Behind the Mould

    Kevin Brown wrote the book on Alexander Fleming. Rob Hiley wrote the musical. Who better to ask about the man behind the mould?
    Alexander Fleming has been described as a man of few words and a poor public speaker and yet, after pencilling became widely available, he became the spokesperson for the drug travelling the world to plaudits and prizes. So what was he really like? And is he really the perfect subject for a piece of musical theatre in the 21st century?
     
    The Lifeline Project is a podcast exploring the science and stories behind the musical, Lifeline, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, and the biggest current global health crisis you might never have heard of, antimicrobial resistance or AMR.
    Come and watch us in New York in Fall 2024!
     
    The podcast is produced, written and hosted by Graham Richardson https://www.gnrichardson.co.uk/ @wildgreyme
    Original music and editing support is provided by Robin Hiley, the composer and lyricist for Lifeline

    • 44 min
    Dame Sally Davies, A Musical

    Dame Sally Davies, A Musical

    One of our biggest supporters over the last few years has been Dame Sally Davies, the former haematologist, civil servant, Chief Medical Officer of the UK and the current master of Trinity College and UK’s Special Envoy on AMR. She’s also a legend.
     
    During her career, she has seen the face of medicine change, from a time when we had a choice of drugs from the medicine cabinet, to a world where the AMR is clearing those same cabinets bare.
     
    Given her experience in the field, we sat down to chat about what a musical charting her life and relationship with AMR would look like, asking what sparked her to take action, what the end of the story is going to look like, and what makes her burst out into song.
     
    The Lifeline Project is a podcast exploring the science and stories behind the musical, Lifeline, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, and the biggest current global health crisis you might never have heard of, antimicrobial resistance or AMR.
    Come and watch us in New York in Fall 2024!
    The podcast is produced, written and hosted by Graham Richardson https://www.gnrichardson.co.uk/ @wildgreyme
    Original music and editing support is provided by Robin Hiley, the composer and lyricist for Lifeline

    • 44 min
    "There's More To TB Than Science"

    "There's More To TB Than Science"

    Ingrid was young and starting her career as a dietician when two years of hospitalisation, injections and recovery which changed her life forever.
     
    In this episode we focus on Tuberculosis, or TB, a disease with a long history in humans which is both curable and preventable but continues to kill 1.2 million people every year. It’s also got some pretty nasty resistant forms of the disease, which are becoming much more common especially in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
     
    Seen through the lens of Ingrid’s story, we find out how TB affects patients, where it is still a big problem and why there is much more to TB than science.
     
    Featuring:
    Ingrid Schoeman, Director of Advocacy and Strategy for TB Proof, a group started by health care who developed occupational TB and students passionate about TB prevention. She is also an extensively drug resistant TB survivor
    Marcello Scopazzini, Clinical Fellow in Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Infectious Diseases Specialist, researching the link between TB and cardiovascular diseases. He also appeared in our chorus of healthcare professionals in the Edinburgh Fringe run in 2022.
     
    The Lifeline project is a podcast exploring the science and process behind the musical, Lifeline, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, and the biggest current global health crisis you might never have heard of, antimicrobial resistance or AMR.
    Come and watch us in New York in Fall 2024!
     
    The podcast is produced, written and hosted by Graham Richardson https://www.gnrichardson.co.uk/ @wildgreyme
    Original music and editing support is provided by Robin Hiley, the composer and lyricist for Lifeline
    Find out more about the show by visiting www.lifelinemusical.com and follow us on social media @lifelinemusical

    • 40 min
    Jess, Julian and Aaron

    Jess, Julian and Aaron

    Jess is a doctor, Aaron is a patient, Julian is in a position of power. Together, they are the three friends whose story is at the heart of the show.
    Anyone from any background can become an antimicrobial steward, someone who spreads the word about AMR and encourages people to use antimicrobials efficiently. When Aaron gets sick, all three of the friends explore stewardship and what that means to their professional and personal bonds.
    In the real world we too can be stewards in our own unique ways and this episode looks at how some people are doing that through music, storytelling and tuk-tuks…
    Featuring:
    Dr Olayinka Fakorede, Medical Doctor and Masters candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Michael Mosha, Pharmacist and Public Health specialist at Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative in Dodoma, Tanzania - https://rbainitiative.or.tz/
    The Lifeline project is a podcast exploring the science and process behind the musical, Lifeline, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, and the biggest current global health crisis you might never have heard of, antimicrobial resistance or AMR.
    Come and watch us in New York in Fall 2024!
    The podcast is produced, written and hosted by Graham Richardson https://www.gnrichardson.co.uk/ @wildgreyme
    Original music and editing support is provided by Robin Hiley, the composer and lyricist for Lifeline
    Find out more about the show by visiting www.lifelinemusical.com and follow us on social media @lifelinemusical

    • 32 min
    The Billion Dollar Question

    The Billion Dollar Question

    AMR is a problem with a plethora of solutions...and plenty of barriers to reach them.
    In this episode we look at the role innovation can play – innovating new antibiotics, relatively unexplored treatments and preventing infection in the first place. So how expensive is it to make a new antibiotic? Are viruses actually our friends? And what does it have to do with the whales?
    Featuring:
    Silas Holland, Executive director in infectious disease policy at Merck
    Dr Michele Ritter, Infectious Disease Specialist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego
    Michael Mosha, Pharmacist and Public Health specialist at Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative in Dodoma, Tanzania - https://rbainitiative.or.tz/
    If you want to check out the book featured in this episode, it is called The Perfect Predator written by Steffanie Strathdee and Tom Patterson.
    The Lifeline project is a podcast exploring the science and process behind the musical, Lifeline, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, and the biggest current global health crisis you might never have heard of, antimicrobial resistance or AMR.
    Come and watch us in New York in Fall 2024!
    The podcast is produced, written and hosted by Graham Richardson https://www.gnrichardson.co.uk/ @wildgreyme
    Original music and editing support is provided by Robin Hiley, the composer and lyricist for Lifeline
    Find out more about the show by visiting www.lifelinemusical.com and follow us on social media @lifelinemusical

    • 31 min
    Who Killed Mrs X!?

    Who Killed Mrs X!?

    Who killed Mrs X?
    Was it her husband, infecting her with a resistant bacterium? Was it the pharmacist, who sold Mr X the antibiotics? Or was it the system that allowed him to get the antibiotics in the first place?
    In this episode we delve into the world of antimicrobial resistance and antibiotics, finding out about the link between the two and how AMR is making our medicines ineffective. Joining us this week are:
    Prof Bob Phillips, Professor of Paediatrics and Evidence Synthesis at at the University of York and an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric / Teenage-Young Adult Oncology at Leeds Children's Hospital. He is also the Director of Candlelighters Supportive Care Research Centre - https://www.candlelighters.org.uk/
    Dr Meghan Perry, a Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh
    Michael Mosha, Pharmacist and Public Health specialist at Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative in Dodoma, Tanzania - https://rbainitiative.or.tz/
    Dr Michele Ritter, Infectious Disease Specialist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego
    The Lifeline project is a podcast exploring the science and process behind the musical, Lifeline, a show about antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, and the biggest current global health crisis you might never have heard of, antimicrobial resistance or AMR.
    Come and watch us in New York in Fall 2024!
    The podcast is produced, written and hosted by Graham Richardson https://www.gnrichardson.co.uk/ @wildgreyme
    Original music and editing support is provided by Robin Hiley, the composer and lyricist for Lifeline
    Find out more about the show by visiting www.lifelinemusical.com and follow us on social media @lifelinemusical

    • 39 min

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