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The Dodcast

A new podcast hosted by Jill Douglas with former Scotland international and British & Irish Lion Doddie Weir bringing the sporting and medical worlds together. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

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Episode 9 - Doddie's Dream

Doddie and Jill are back and chatting all things Six Nations and British & Irish Lions as well as catching up on how the big man is after an eventful time of things recently. Scotland legend Scott Hastings and My Name'5 Doddie Foundation's medical strategy lead Sean McGrath join in as well as we find out about a couple of exciting breakthroughs in MND research and hear about the success of Doddie Aid and plans for it to be bigger and better next year. And, we hear about how questions are being asked of government to step up and the beautiful sound of Doddie's Dream also features. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments. 

41mins

20 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 8 - Merry Christmas & A Hopeful New Year

The big man’s back with buckets of festive cheer to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and with a hugely positively outlook for the New Year as well. Doddie and Jill are joined by the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation’s medical strategy lead Sean McGrath and two prominent campaigning MND patients in Dave Setters and Lee Millard to discuss the research work going on and, particularly, the serious lack of funding. There is a real drive to secure more financial support from government and former Scotland international Rob Wainwright joins in to give us all the details on Doddie Aid 2021 and how to get involved. All info can be found at www.doddieaid.com. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

37mins

22 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 7 - Seeking Support

Jill and Doddie are joined by head of palliative care for the Scottish Borders and trustee of the Foundation Dr Annabel Howell, MND Scotland advocacy worker Carla Belkevitz and Head of National Care at MND Association Pauline Matheson-Marks for the latest Dodcast. The big man shares how he's doing and his experiences of accessing help and support, we find out exactly what is available and how it varies so much from area to area, discuss how everyone's needs are different and look at how people are informed about what's available in the immediate aftermath of their diagnosis. The support is out there and hopefully this will help outline what there is and how to access it. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

48mins

16 Nov 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 6 - Closing In On A Cure

Doddie and Jill are joined by the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation's medical strategy lead Sean McGrath and Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi of King’s College London to discuss clinical trial design, biomarkers, gene therapy and stem cell research, as well as complementary therapies, and there is a real sense of optimism that a cure for MND is closer than we might think. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments. 

50mins

10 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 5 - Life In Lockdown

Doddie's back and so are the family as he, Kathy and son Hamish tell us what it's been like living with MND in lockdown on the farm. There's an air of positivity as we look ahead to future episodes on the latest research and developments in the search for treatments and Doddie's former team-mate Carl Hogg gets in on the action too. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments. 

18mins

15 Jun 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 4 - Self-Isolating On The Farm

Doddie's back and wife Kathy also joins the Dodcast as Jill Douglas checks in for a short episode to discuss self-isolating on the farm in lambing season and the importance of wine deliveries. Doddie calls for Health Secretary Matt Hancock to include all MND patients on the very vulnerable list when it comes to Coronavirus and, although physio, treatment, research and fundraising are on hold, the message is one of positivity and there is a big birthday to look forward to! Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

15mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 3 - The Search For A Cure

Doddie wants to know why it's taken so long to make any major breakthroughs in the quest for a cure for MND and Professor of clinical neurology at the University of Oxford, Martin Turner, joins the former Scotland international and Jill Douglas to provide the answers and discuss some exciting new developments that are now on the horizon. Plus, the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation's medical strategy lead, Sean McGrath, discusses the work the foundation is doing to shake things up and looks at MND-SMART, a new multi-platform clinical trial in which multiple treatments are evaluated simultaneously. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

40mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 2 - Exploring MND

Jill and Doddie are joined by professor of clinical neurology at the University of Oxford, Martin Turner, and the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation's medical strategy lead, Sean McGrath, to discuss MND and living with the condition. We explore what Motor Neuron Disease is, how it affects people differently and possible reasons why people might develop it. Plus, Doddie tells us how he was told he wouldn't walk into the doctor's surgery in a year's time, talks about problems with the help on offer after diagnosis and shares suggestions on how to improve people's quality of life. Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments.

52mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 1 - The Dodcast Begins

Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir brings you the first of his new podcast series The Dodcast. Together with host Jill Douglas and former Scotland international Kenny Logan, he discusses his career, being diagnosed with MND and living with the condition. He also opens up about the emotion of walking onto the Murrayfield turf with his sons ahead of Scotland's game against the All Blacks in November 2017 and shares some laughs from this Christmas party season! 

42mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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The Dodcast Intro

The Dodcast is coming soon...Jill Douglas presents a brand new podcast bringing together members of the sporting and medical worlds. She'll be talking to former Scotland international and British & Irish Lion Doddie Weir about his fight against motor neurone disease and to others both affected by the condition and working on new treatments in the battle against it. 

1min

22 Nov 2019

Rank #10