You’ve likely heard of gout — and misconceptions about what causes it — but you might not realize how serious it can be.
The Gout Show is a new podcast series hosted by Steve Clisby, who was recently diagnosed with gout. Through interviews with experts and fellow patients, Steve explores the basics of this often-misunderstood disease, debunks common myths, and shares useful tips for taking control of your health. You’ll learn from gout patients and renowned doctors what living with gout is all about—and how to do it better.
THE GOUT SHOW EPISODES
Check out season one of The Gout Show below and wherever you listen to podcasts. Be sure to subscribe for access to future episodes. Tell your family and friends to listen, too, so they understand what gout is all about.
Episode 1: Surprising Symptoms
In our premiere episode, we hear from Ashley Newton, a gout patient who didn’t have telltale symptoms. In fact, being a runner and experiencing knee pain is what helped her get diagnosed.
Episode 2: It’s All In The Family
In episode 2, we hear from Ken Lipshez, who has lived with gout for his whole adult life. Over time, he’s seen how gout has affected many people in his family, which has changed his understanding about what causes it and how to manage it.
Episode 3: Getting Real About Pain
In episode 3, we hear from Oso Wallman, who gets candid about how painful and disruptive gout has been to his daily life.
Episode 4: The Truth About Diet
In episode 4, we hear from Ross Weil, who was diagnosed with gout after toe pain sidelined him during a bachelor party ski trip. Ross attempted to treat his gout with diet changes, until he realized it was a lot of work — and not really helping.
Episode 5: Don’t Give Up
In the last episode of our first season, we hear from Sharon Nandor, whose gout went misdiagnosed for years if not decades. Sharon talks about fighting for better care and how getting on the right treatment (finally) can help get your life back.
TAKE THE QUIZ
Gout is more than just toe pain. Untreated or under-treated gout can lead to serious health issues over time. But if your gout was poorly controlled, would you know it? Take this short, 4-question quiz to learn if you could have uncontrolled gout, then share the results with your doctor.
THE GOUT SHOW AUDIO GUIDES
Want to learn more about managing gout? Our Patient Audio Guides provide the latest science-backed from leading gout experts so you can be more informed – and take better care of yourself or a loved one. Check them out below and wherever, be sure to subscribe for access to future episodes.
Audio Guide 1: Understanding Gout Symptoms and Getting Diagnosed
Learn more about common (and less common) symptoms of gout and how doctors…
Audio Guide 2: Understanding Gout Causes & Risk Factors
Learn more about what causes gout and what risk factors can make you more likely to…
Audio Guide 3: Understanding Gout Treatment Options
Learn more about how doctors treat gout with medication – both short-term painful…
BEHIND THE MIC
The Gout Show features host Steve Clisby, a patient determined to learn more about gout, and interviews with renowned gout experts.
Theodore Fields, MD
Dr. Fields specializes in the treatment of gout, as well as other rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. He is a professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Payam Shakouri, MD
Dr. Shakouri treats people with kidney disease, many of whom also have gout. He practices at Advanced Kidney Care, which has multiple practices in upstate New York.
Steve Clisby has spent more than 60 years as a professional musician, with a love of rhythm & blues and jazz. He has lived in the U.S., Europe, and now calls Australia home. Recently diagnosed with gout, Steve is eager to learn more about how to manage it better.
Living with gout (or caring for someone who is coping with gout) isn’t easy. There’s a lot to learn about symptoms, treatments, and staying healthy. CreakJoints, a non-profit patient community for people living with arthritis and rheumatic conditions, has plenty of resources, always free, to provide help and support.
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SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE GOUT RESOURCES
The Gout Show is a new podcast series produced by the non-profit Global Healthy Living Foundation, its arthritis patient community CreakyJoints, and made possible with support from Horizon Therapeutics. The Gout Show dispels myths, puts this serious disease into context, and helps listeners understand and cope with this disease. If you or someone you love is living with gout — regardless of whether it’s a new diagnosis or a disease you’ve been dealing with for years — this is a podcast series for you.