Some say it’s the golden age of podcasts. Everyday millions of us stream our favourite episodes whilst commuting, exercising and getting through household chores. Podcast listeners, you’ll be delighted to know there is plenty of MS content to discover. The MS world is no stranger to the audio format. MS organisations have been creating podcasts to inspire, educate and lighten the load. Here are six recommendations to queue as we celebrate International Podcast Day on 30 September.

Portugal

Got a minute? Then don’t miss the MS Minute podcast by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla (SPEM). This mini-series packs a punch with each 60-second episode tackling an MS myth or question. Engaging and to the point, this is concise advice at its best. This series is available to download wherever you get your podcasts.

Ireland

Since its launch on World MS Day 2021, MS Ireland’s podcast has gone from strength to strength. The podcast started with an intimate look into life with MS. People were invited to share letters they have written to their newly diagnosed selves. Honest, inspiring and heart-breaking at times, the interviews explore letting go and moving forward with MS.

Up next was an incredibly useful series on progressive MS. The show covered key issues facing people living with progressive MS – from isolation to research and support for daily tasks.

The latest series, MS explored, is all about living with and managing MS. Topics explored include navigating the patient journey following diagnosis, the impact living with MS can have on family life, and tips and useful advice for resources to support.

 

Croatia

The Alliance of Croatian MS Associations has created MSTV, a platform to share MS updates and life hacks. No topic too big, no subject too small – the podcast discusses everything from everyday wins to legislative change for people with MS. Hear from experts in nutrition, physiotherapy, psychiatry and more.

Brazil

The Associação Brasileira de Esclerose Múltipla entered the podcast scene earlier this year. Simply titled ‘a chat about MS’, the series offers a safe informal space to talk about MS issues. Dive into MS episodes on self-care, MS treatments, and healthy living.

Turkey

Turkey’s first podcast series on MS is brought to you by the MS Society of Turkey, supported by Novartis. The series titled BeniMSesim, translates roughly to ‘My Voice’. Themes range from symptoms, nutrition, alternative therapies, and everything in between. Join host Yekta Kopan as he interviews healthcare professionals on all things MS.

Australia

Another top pick has to be MS Australia’s podcast series. This is a go-to for practical strategies to live well with MS. Looking for a mix of personal stories, MS facts and symptom management? This podcast has you covered.

United States

No podcast shortlist would be complete without RealTalk MS from Jon Strum and the National MS Society. Each week, podcast host Jon Strum breaks down the latest in MS news, research, advocacy and support for people living with MS. Every episode features an interview with world-class MS researchers, clinicians, advocates and policymakers committed to making a difference. Recent topics include employment, COVID-19 and Marvel’s new superhero diagnosed with MS.

That’s all for now folks! Press play and enjoy these sounds from the MSIF movement.

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