Exciting news! The ME Association has teamed-up with Gary Burgess to produce a series of podcasts we have called ‘The ME Show'. Gary will be narrating each episode and interviewing invited guests.
The podcasts will seek to raise awareness about M.E., provide information and research news, and will include notable guests and experts from within, and outside of, the M.E. world.
The ME Show will go live at the very start of ME Awareness Week, on Monday 7th May. And we will be aiming to produce an episode regularly thereafter. A schedule of upcoming events will be published in due course.
Gary has become well-known online, particularly in recent months 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 have to face. And he produces The Zonked Club, his own series of blogs and articles.
The ME Show
The teaser is now live and we've been accepted by iTunes as well as a number of other major podcast platforms. It means we can begin promoting the show to get people subscribing ahead of episode one.
We very much want these podcasts to be of interest to people affected by M.E. but also to those who have little or no knowledge of the disease.
It is therefore important, if you are able, to try and access the podcast via iTunes or other devices and ‘rate and review' where you can.
This will lead to more people becoming aware of the ME Show as it will boost it in the ratings. The main driver of traffic will be iTunes.
The ME Show has jumped to Number 1 in the rankings when you search for it on iTunes!
The way the iTunes algorithm works means the more people ‘rate and review' the podcast, the more prominent it is placed within the iTunes system and the more other people will be attracted to it.
So, please get everyone and anyone you know to ‘rate and review' even the teaser episode.
Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast!
On iTunes it will then mean any new episodes are automatically added to your library.
How to access The ME Show
Google Play: coming soon
TuneIn: coming soon
The ME Association Website
You can also listen to the podcast teaser on the ME Association website (just click the play icon beneath the image below). We will also create a dedicated website page, so that all future episodes can be easily accessed and listened to from our website.
You can of course share this blog – and the announcements we make of future episodes – via your own social media networks and in emails to friends, family, colleagues and people whom you think would benefit from knowing more about your disease; to help raise awareness and to keep them informed of news, opinion, and research developments.
Help support the ME Association
Please donate, whatever you can afford, to help us continue with our work and make the UK a better place for people with M.E. Just click the button below:
Or why not join the ME Association as a member and become part of our community?
For an annual payment you will not only be helping to keep us doing what we do best, but you will receive ME Essential magazine – with exclusive content – delivered straight to your door. And, if you join by annual standing order, you can select £10 of free leaflets from the most extensive range available on the internet.