Backstage Triage

Backstage Triage

Jade is an RN on a mission to bridge the gap between public health and entertainment in a post-pandemic world. She attempts to redefine the concept of the "essential worker" via candid interviews with creatives about navigating medical and mental healthcare in their respective industries. And, as with everything else, she's doing it all with a healthy dose of humor.

Recent Episodes


July 1, 2021

In this episode, Ariel and Jade talk about the value of authenticity, vulnerability, and the pitfalls of toxic positivity. Ariel talks about her creative process for shaping raw pain into purposeful art, while Jade recounts …


April 30, 2021

Danny Bland is a novelist, haikuist, tour manager, a master storyteller–and oh boy, he's got a lot of them. Danny got his start in the music industry as a guitarist in one of the earliest bands signed to Sub Pop, the label c…

BONUS EPISODE: SoDak Love with Jordan Merrigan

April 21, 2021

Welcome to the very first bonus episode! This one will be available for free to everyone as a thank you for checking out the podcast, and as a preview of what's to come. In this bonus episode, Jordan and I talk about growing…

BUT DID WE DIE?! With Jordan Merrigan

April 19, 2021

It’s no secret that 2020 tried to kill us. It probably tried to kill you, too! But here we are! Nashville guitarist and long-time friend, Jordan Merrigan, talks candidly about COVID-19, Nashville tornadoes, activism, and his…

INTRODUCING: Backstage Triage (Teaser)

April 2, 2021

Hey all! Introducing a new project from me, your pal @backlinenurse. Very excited about the guests on deck for y’all. I’ll be bringing you stories from the folks who help bring us the music and art we love about their experi…