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Welcome to The ME Show with Gary Burgess

This new podcast series, with support from the ME Association, looks at all things M.E. – from people living with the disease, to those caring for them, to clinicians, researchers, and others who are working to raise awareness and understanding.

The ME Show will include interviews with patients, carers and advocates as well as clinicians, scientists and notable guests. The first episode will be broadcast on Monday, 7th May – the start of ME Awareness Week 2018.

Gary Burgess has become a well-known advocate in the M.E. community, with his interview for the Jersey Evening Post, and then an appearance on ITV where he worked as a reporter; before he was diagnosed with M.E.

He also appeared as guest-editor on Radio 5 Live which featured an hour-long phone-in, raising awareness of the issues people with this disease regularly must face. Gary also produces The Zonked Club, his own series of blogs and articles.

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Episode 3 show notes:

Gary Burgess speaks to Carol Monaghan, the Member of Parliament who led the Westminster Hall debate about the discredited PACE trial. She speaks about her campaign to raise awareness and understanding of M.E. Gary also reviews some of the coverage of the Millions Missing events.

  1. Millions Missing coverage
  2. Carol Monaghan MP’s website
  3. How to lobby your MP about the Early Day motion

You can follow Gary on Twitter @GaryBurgessCI and please use the hashtag #TheMEShow with your messages.

Episode 1 show notes: 

In this episode Gary speaks to Jennifer Brea, the filmmaker and campaigner, arguably best known for her powerful documentary ‘Unrest’ which charts her own M.E. journey.

He also hears from Robert Saunders, who was diagnosed with M.E. 26 years ago. Robert’s just reworked a Bob Dylan classic with the help of others with M.E. from around the world.

Here are the links to things Gary raised in episode one:

  1. ME Awareness Week Events Guide
  2. Millions Missing Schedule
  3. Jennifer Brea’s website
  4. Robert Saunders’ Blowin’ In The Wind video

Follow Gary Burgess on Twitter.

Episode 2 show notes:

In this episode, Gary Burgess speaks to the ME Association’s medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd about his own experience of M.E., how that diagnosis changed the direction of his medical career, as well as a look at the current situation when it comes to medical research.
  1. BBC Newsbeat ‘M.E. and me’ documentary
  2. ME Association website shop
  3. Millions Missing events
  4. The ME/CFS Biobank
  5. Carol Monaghan MP’s Westminister debate
You can follow Gary Burgess on twitter  and please use the hashtag #TheMEShow to share your feedback and messages.

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