The Major Pain podcast is a collection of interviews from people living with chronic illness and disability. Our goal is to spread awareness, empathy and community around experiences often lived through in isolation. We also occasionally hear from healthcare professionals, pain researchers and caregivers, giving us a well-rounded view of what’s happening in our healthcare system for the chronically ill. Through sharing these stories important themes have become increasingly apparent, including the dangers of medical gaslighting, the importance of self-advocacy and the fact that none of us are in this alone. You can share your thoughts, your story, or inquire about appearing on the show at

Major Pain is hosted and produced by Jesse Mercury, a content creator with a long history of chronic undiagnosed illness. Jesse’s content library can be found on Bandcamp, YouTube, TikTok, and his website

Podcast and website artwork created by Egg Salad Salad. To inquire about artistic services, email