The Unsung Lung Podcast

Lung health is important. Join host Jacob Sperling, Health Promotion Coordinator for Alberta Lung, as he delves into the world of lung health and lung disease. 1 in 5 Albertans will struggle with lung disease in their lifetime. We need to make lung health a central focus in our overall well-being. This podcast aims to educate you, the listener, on how to protect yourself and embrace compassion for others who are struggling with lung disease. To support our podcast, please visit www.patreon.com/unsunglung. We appreciate every supporter and every dollar goes to helping Canadians with lung disease!

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Episodes

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Always wanted to learn about radon but never wanted to take the time and read all those pamphlets? Well, do we have the episode for you! On September's edition of The Unsung Lung Podcast, Jacob is joined by a trio of lung health ambassadors from across Canada, Jen, Tod, and Bethany, as they discuss Tackle Radon! An initiative created to spread radon awareness to all Western Canada, Tackle Radon serves to spread knowledge and a little bit of fun, all the while promoting lung health. We at Alberta Lung, your local lung health charity, thank you for listening and being an advocate for lung disease. As always, we hope you enjoy the show. Stay Connected: For more information and to answer our survey, visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung To support the podcast through donation, visit: www.patreon.com/unsunglung To find programs and initiatives offered by Alberta Lung, visit: www.ablung.ca For the main webpage of the podcast, visit: https://jsperlingg4.podbean.com   "As Always... Just Remember to Breathe"

Monday Aug 01, 2022

We’ve got a special one for you today, folks. Jacob interviews Jeremie Saunders, the Co-Founder, Producer & Co-Host of Sickboy Podcast! They discuss Jeremie’s journey with Cystic Fibrosis, embracing your inevitable death (yikes haha), and looking at illness in a new way. Jeremie is an award-winning actor and a world-renowned podcaster. It’s a pleasure to have him on The Unsung Lung Podcast!   Listen to Sickboy:   http://sickboypodcast.com/     We at Alberta Lung, your local lung health charity, thank you for listening and being an advocate for lung disease. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.   Stay Connected:   For more information and to answer our survey, visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung   To support the podcast through donation, visit: www.patreon.com/unsunglung   To find programs and initiatives offered by Alberta Lung, visit: www.ablung.ca   For the main webpage of the podcast, visit: https://jsperlingg4.podbean.com   “As Always… Just Remember to Breathe”

Friday Jul 01, 2022

The July edition of ‘The Unsung Lung Podcast’ puts Jacob in a nerve-racking situation! Just kidding, well, not really. He interviews his BOSS, Leigh Allard, President and CEO of Alberta Lung! The two discuss a major project that Alberta Lung has been undertaking for a few years now, called Breathing Space. The facility is a lung transplant ‘home-away-from-home’ for patients needing this life saving surgery. They discuss the challenges of building the facility, amenities in the future home, and the amazing work that will be done once it is officially open for business!   Breathing Space Renderings and Donation Link:   https://www.ablung.ca/breathing-space-home-away-home   We at Alberta Lung, your local lung health charity, thank you for listening and being an advocate for lung disease. As always, we hope you enjoy the show.   Stay Connected:   For more information and to answer our survey, visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung   To support the podcast through donation, visit: www.patreon.com/unsunglung   To find programs and initiatives offered by Alberta Lung, visit: www.ablung.ca   For the main webpage of the podcast, visit: https://jsperlingg4.podbean.com   “As Always… Just Remember to Breathe”

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

June’s edition of ‘The Unsung Lung Podcast’ sees the first time that Jacob has been joined by multiple guests, and for a good reason. Together with Bethany Dick, Health Promotion Coordinator for Lung Saskatchewan, and Darshana Lanke, Youth4Change Ambassador, the trio discuss the important topic of the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. They address the prevalence of vaping in youth-aged populations, significant health effects, and social movements brought on by this health issue. Vaping Resources: 2020-2021 Youth and Young Adult Vaping Project: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/-/media/pdf-files/get-involved/yyav-full-report-final-eng-24-3-2021.ashx Where youth are getting their vaping products: http://davidhammond.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2020-ITC-Youth-Vaping-Purchase-Sources-Add-Beh-Braak-et-al.pdf  Regarding risk of vaping to smoking: https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/emerging-tobacco-products/young-people-who-vape-are-much-more-likely-become  Chemicals and by-products in e-juice: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK507184/#sec_000093  To learn more about Youth4Change and see highlights of the campaigns/events that Darshana mentioned: https://www.lungsask.ca/school-zone/youth4change  TikTok & Instagram: @youth4changeca  We at Alberta Lung, your local lung health charity, thank you for listening and being an advocate for lung disease. As always, we hope you enjoy the show. Stay Connected: For more information and to answer our survey, visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung To support the podcast through donation, visit: www.patreon.com/unsunglung To find programs and initiatives offered by Alberta Lung, visit: www.ablung.ca For the main webpage of the podcast, visit: https://jsperlingg4.podbean.com   “As Always… Just Remember to Breathe”  

Sunday May 01, 2022

On May's edition of "The Unsung Lung Podcast', Jacob embarks on the first ever episode of 'Inside the Profession', a series where we take a deep dive into the life and career of an individual who works within the lung health world. On the first episode of this series, Ursula Parenteau, Registered Respiratory Therapist speaks about her own journey into a lung health field, helping those with lung disease, and overcoming stigma. We at Alberta Lung, your local lung health charity, thank you for listening and being an advocate for lung disease. As always, we hope you enjoy the show. Stay Connected: For more information and to answer our survey, visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung To support the podcast through donation, visit: www.patreon.com/unsunglung To find programs and initiatives offered by Alberta Lung, visit: www.ablung.ca For the main webpage of the podcast, visit: https://jsperlingg4.podbean.com   “As Always… Just Remember to Breathe”🫁

Friday Apr 01, 2022

On this month’s edition of ‘The Unsung Lung Podcast’, host Jacob Sperling is joined by Dr. Mohit Bhutani, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta to discuss all things asthma! They discuss what asthma is generally, the triggers that can lead to an asthma attack, monitoring and treating the disease, and so much more! We at Alberta Lung, your local lung charity, thank you for listening and being an advocate for lung health. As always, we hope you enjoy the show. Stay Connected: For more information and to answer our survey, visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung To support the podcast through donation, visit: www.patreon.com/unsunglung To find programs and initiatives offered by Alberta Lung, visit: www.ablung.ca For the main webpage of the podcast, visit: https://jsperlingg4.podbean.com   “As Always… Just Remember to Breathe”🫁

Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

Join host, Jacob Sperling, as he discusses 'Sleep Health' with Andrew Hoskins, Registered Respiratory Therapist and Manager for Sleep at Careica Health. They discuss sleep apnea, CPAP machines, and how sleep helps overall well-being. Thank you for joining Alberta Lung for this first ever edition of ‘The Unsung Lung Podcast’! For more information and to answer our survey, please visit: www.ablung.ca/unsung-lung  

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022

Lung health is important. On this podcast, join host Jacob Sperling, Health Promotion Coordinator for Alberta Lung, as he delves into the world of lung health and lung disease. 1 in 5 Albertans will struggle with lung disease in their lifetime. We need to make lung health a central focus in our overall well-being. This podcast aims to educate you, the patron and listener, on how to protect yourself and embrace compassion for others who are struggling with lung disease.

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Alberta Lung

Founded in the 1930’s by the Kinsmen Club to aid in the Tuberculosis epidemic, Alberta Lung now operates to raise funds for research, prevention of lung disease, and patient supports. Our vision is to create a world free of lung disease, and our goals are to help save lives, promote greater understanding of lung disease, and create positive change in lung health. Visit us online at www.ablung.ca to learn more about all our initiatives!

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