The Show

In Sickness + In Health is an audio podcast, hosted by Cara Gael O'Regan, about our relationships with our bodies, and issues at the intersections with chronic illness, disability, healthcare, and mortality. It is a show where the personal is political, and where bodily autonomy, healthcare, and disability rights are considered human rights without question.

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behind the scenes

In Sickness + In Health is hosted and produced independently by Cara Gael between her many naps and doctor appointments.

Cara Gael - Creator, Host + Producer

Cara Gael - Creator, Host + Producer

Cara Gael is a multimedia artist and health advocate with more than two decades of lived experience with complex chronic illness. Her own experiences within the healthcare system led her to seek out connection with other patients, which has transformed an otherwise extremely isolating experience into something that has opened up her world.

Among other things, Cara wants to help expand the conversations about healthcare that so rarely include Actual Sick People, and fight for the rights of people living with chronic illness and disabilities.

Cara's painting, Syndrome, was published in the Fall 2015 issue of The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. She is also a Clue Ambassador for menstrual + reproductive health, and was a 2016 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar.

Cara holds a BA in Contemporary Arts with a concentration in Screen Studies. You can also hear her as co-host of the Wistful Thinking podcast from the Cage Club Podcast Network.

She tweets about life and living with chronic illness @bimpse, and you can find her artwork on

Special Thanks

A whole hearted THANK YOU to each and every one of our guests on the show, each of whom have been so generous with their time and sharing their intensely personal stories and experiences with us.

Caitlin Carey for all the conversations and brainstorming and writing that went into getting this podcast off the ground

Robert Guizio for sound help

Vincent Tabulka for design + music help

Dominic Nicosia for editorial help

Joel Kutz for guidance on podcasting