Roadie Medic Podcast

Roadie Medic Podcast

The Roadie Medic Podcast is about the people who make up the life of live events. tour through the merging scenes and landscapes of live music, festivals, pre-hospital care, public health and frontiers beyond. @aruncastroed


April 13, 2023 28 mins
On this episode we meet " The #FirstBatch " - Areej Almetairi , Sara Alwael and Rana Najmaldueen. - the first female paramedics to graduate from King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia discuss gender and the largest mass gathering on Earth – the Hajj     We discuss : - their paths to pre-hospital careers - the delivery of care during the Hajj - the future for women in Saudia Arabia's emergency serv...
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Enter the minds of industry creatives and find out about the mental health crisis damaging the Film and TV industry.   On this episode we meet Matt Longley founder of 6Ft from the Spotlight. - a charity responding to the higher rates of mental health illness and suicide within the industry  We breakdown the factors that contribute to stress and illness on location Join us as we drill down into the practicalities of film industry sp...
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On this episode our tour crosses paths with The Moods,  a 10 strong music collective from Manchester, England.

We talk political protest playlists and touring 



Listen to their new single The Rise and Fall of America from the forthcoming album Somebody's Hero , Nobody's Soldier.

 Instagram: themoodsmanc  Twitter: @themoodsmanc

From the Soundtrack to British dark comedy - Strangeways Here We Co...

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From the first aid tent in 1979 to the field hospitals of 2019 -

join Dr Chris Howes, Managing Director of the Festival Medical Services and Dr Arun Castro - host of The Roadie Medic Podcast to get nostalgic about all things Glastonbury

To volunteer/donate to The Festival Medical Services Charity visit @FestivalMedic



Music : Sample from Episode 6 guests - The Moods - New Single coming out 4th July 2020


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Today our tour takes us into the minds of psychedelic rock band Goldray

The creative playground for singer Leah Rasmussen and former Reef guitarist Kenwyn House 

As always I’m Dr Arun Castro your Roadie Medic

We’ll be talking about psychedelia and delving into the mind of the touring artist

If you're fans of Reef, curious about life on tour, or if you like your prog. and psychedelic rock then the next 30 minutes is for you!


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On the weekend of the 2020 British Grand Prix, join the Roadie Medic - Dr Arun Castro & guests Dr Clare Morden , Chief Medical Officer at Brands Hatch & medical response colleagues - Dr Obi Nnajiuba  & Dr Jess Rogers  @brandshatchofficial @drclarem _@drnnajiuba @Dr_JRogers






Get the inside line on Covid-Safe Motor Racing, Trackside Trauma Teams and Cognitive Load on the Road.

Music: The Banshees-Tell Me Everything  https:/...

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The New York Brass Band x Roadie Medic Podcast 

A retrospective listen-in to recordings from the 2020 lockdown archives

 the MITC's Touring and Mental Health Manual is out at 




This episode we meet James of the New York Brass Band

Talking 200 gigs a year, playing ...

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BCUC on the Roadie Medic Podcast

From Soweto, South Africa (06/07/2020)

Talking about their music origins -The Blues Before the Blues -

from the most western south African country on the Roadie Medic Podcast

this is BCUC - Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness




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Last seen in the UK at West Holts Glastonbury 2019 

they are back - find out when  -

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Is it possible to have safe mass gatherings in the Covid pandemic?  Global insights from the insiders- Dr Jamie Ranse @JamieRanse @griffithuniversity & Allan Withers @showmeduk discussing the impact of Covid-19 on Mass Gatherings including music festivals,sporting fixtures, stadium concerts and the #BLM protests. We break down the issues, event characteristics and risks around mass gatherings   We'll address the controversies and c...
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Life at NHS Nightingale-  a look at the lives of fellow volunteers & friends from the pandemic field hospital that is and was NHS Nightingale London  Music from The Moods - a Mancunian collective  putting out music with a relevance and conscience - new album releasing soon    Their music features in the soundtrack to the british dark comedy " Strangeways Here We Come" (2018)     A...
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