Straight from the Lungs Launch

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My name’s William Marler. I’m 23 years old, I’m an animator, I do stand-up comedy, and I have Cystic Fibrosis. In my new podcast Straight from the Lungs, I'll be helping to share real stories from real people affected by CF. You’ll hear from the experts of CF: the people living with it everyday and their friends and family, as well as the people who dedicate their lives to researching it and treating it. It’s not always going to be pretty, but it will give you a chance to meet some amazing people living extraordinary lives.

Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Straight from the Lungs is launching on 11th September 2018 at this year's Cystic Fibrosis Trust conference with an exclusive live episode. I'll be part of Day Two, which is designed for families and the wider CF community with either a personal or professional interest in Cystic Fibrosis. At 12.15pm, I'll be taking to the stage of the ICC in Birmingham to share stories about everyday life with CF, from myself and many other incredible people.

Tickets are now all gone for the conference but if you can't come, you'll still be able to watch the launch of Straight from the Lungs live or on demand using the link below.


Episode 01 - Cystic Fibrosis

Also on 11th September 2018, the first episode of the main podcast will launch, giving an introduction to the world of Cystic Fibrosis. Then, the following 13 episodes will be released every Tuesday afterwards. The episodes are as follows:

Episode 01 - Cystic Fibrosis

Episode 02 - Diagnosis

Episode 03 - Treatment

Episode 04 - School

Episode 05 - University

Episode 06 - Work

Episode 07 - Hospital

Episode 08 - Love

Episode 09 - Charity

Episode 10 - Social Media

Episode 11 - Transplants

Episode 12 - Creativity

Episode 13 - Mental Health

Episode 14 - Loss



I've been working on this podcast for over 2 years and over that time, have met many incredible people experiencing Cystic Fibrosis in different ways. I spent the majority of my life with CF as my own personal thing that I had to deal with but I'm so glad that I took the plunge to meet others because I've made some amazing friends and I've also learned so much in that time too. Thank you to everybody who has been kind enough to speak to me since August 2016 and everybody who has supported me along the way. Please make sure to check out the podcast's Friends, to find out more about the support I've received.

My name's William Marler, I have Cystic Fibrosis and I'm coming to you Straight from the Lungs.