New Health Podcast Series Features the COPD Podcast

The COPD Podcast is a new health podcast series dedicated to raising awareness for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and helping guide those affected by the condition so they can live their best lives. Each health podcast episode explores a particular aspect of COPD, from diagnosis to management and beyond. You’ll hear from clinicians, advocates, caregivers, and people from all walks of life who currently live with COPD.

The COPD Podcast is produced by Mission Based Media in partnership with the COPD Foundation.

Whether you are a person with COPD, a caregiver, or a clinician, we trust you’ll find The COPD Podcast to be a valuable companion along your journey!

COPD Podcast Episode 1: What is COPD?

The premiere episode of The COPD Podcast is your introduction to the world of COPD. Discover what COPD is, what causes it, and how COPD is diagnosed. Join host Micaela Arneson as she walks through COPD basics and recommends resources to expand your knowledge. You’ll also hear from patient advocates Jan Cotton and John Linnell as they speak to the experiences of people newly diagnosed as well as how to write the next chapter of your story. Pulmonologist David Mannino, MD, and respiratory therapist Mike Hess, RRT, cover the clinical side of COPD diagnosis, the essentials of how the lungs work, and how that can go awry in COPD. In this episode you’ll also learn the importance of staying engaged with caregivers and your community.

COPD Podcast Episode 2: Smoking Cessation and First Line Therapies

Episode 2 in the COPD Podcast series is all about treatments to slow down the progression of COPD symptoms after diagnosis. John Linnell and Jan Cotton return to discuss their experiences with pulmonary rehabilitation and barriers to joining these specialized exercise programs. Jean Rommes, also living with COPD, shares her tobacco journey and challenges. Mike Hess, RRT, is back and is joined by respiratory therapist colleague Stephanie Williams, RRT, to talk about tips for quitting smoking, one of the most significant risk factors to developing COPD. Our RT duo is joined by pulmonologist Mina Perzadeh, MD, to talk about the different medications used to manage symptoms.


The following are select COPD Foundation events and recordings. For a full library of our recordings, please visit the COPD Foundation YouTube channel.

COPD Medical Minute Video Series

Are you new to living with COPD? Are you looking for information to help your friends and family understand COPD? If so, the COPD Medical Minute is just the resource you are looking for. The COPD Medical Minute is a three-part video series that answers commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand way. These videos will address topics such as, what is COPD? How is it diagnosed? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? and more. Take a look, and then when you are ready, there is more information for you to explore under the Learn More tab at the top of the page. The COPD Foundation is here to help you as you learn to live well with COPD. This video series was created by AstraZeneca in partnership with the COPD Foundation.

Your Radio Doctor - Episode 94: COPD & The Dangers of Smoking/Vaping

Listen to this recent segment of “Your Radio Doctor” with Marianne Ritchie, MD. In this segment, Ruth Tal-Singer, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer of the COPD, and David Mannino III, MD, Co-founder and Medical Director of the COPD Foundation, highlight chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tune in to learn more about the disease, symptoms, and causes, and the Foundation’s 360 support for people with COPD, caregivers, and health care providers.