Neglected boy to accomplished surgeon. An unforgettable podcast show based on a true story.

Dr Michael Meguid
Dr. Michael M. Meguid

Overcoming a childhood of abandonment and neglect, Dr. Meguid became a world-renowned surgeon.

But before that, he had to learn how to become a man. Now, that story is revealed.

Who is

Dr. Michael Marwan Meguid?

A wounded boy from Cairo who found healing for himself in England while learning how to deliver healing for others with his scalpel. 


Dr. Meguid began life as the son of a prominent Arabic linguist in Cairo, Egypt. At four years old, he was left with his grandparents in post-WWII Germany and retrieved five years later to live with his parents in Manchester, England. The family returned to Cairo two years later. Shortly afterward, Dr. Meguid's father unexpected passed away while working for UNESCO in Beirut. 


Neglect throughout his childhood and shuffled across Egypt, Germany, and London, Michael was constantly learning and adapting to new cultures, languages, and peoples. He arrived at boarding school in Manchester, England at 16-years-old, an isolated and depressed teen. 

But he had a dream: to go to University College, London and become a surgeon. 


Michael accomplished his dream, going on to practice and conduct research at Harvard's Massachusetts General, MIT, Brigham & Women's, UCLA, and Syracuse University. He  founded a medical journal, "Nutrition." 

Today, he is retired from medicine and writes full time from his home on a Southwest Florida island.

Featuring [Noah James] as Michael

Based in Los Angeles, Noah James grew up in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to Making the Cut, he is the voice of Ben Arnold in the audio drama King Falls AM, and received the Audio Verse Award for Best Lead Performance in a Comedy in 2017 and 2019. TV/FILM credits include: The Chosen (the top crowd-funded media project of all time), Game Shakers, La La Land, and Gilmore Girls: Seasons. Theater credits include: The Odyssey Theatre's Bad Jews (Stage Raw nomination) and Broadway Bound directed by Jason Alexander (Stage Raw nomination), The New American Theatre's 63 Trillion, Boys' Life, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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MAKING THE CUT features 

99 roles 

delivered by over 60 actors from studios all over the world

Germany, Austria, Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, Scotland, England, United States, and more! Meet a few of the talented people who brought MAKING THE CUT to life...



Hailing from Scotland, James has been an ABC radio announcer and newsreader for the 0/Ten Network, specialist voice performer for radio, television, animation, games and film dubbing.He was the original voice on Sky TV announcing programmes for over a decade. James has appeared in numerous films and a multitude of television shows as featured actor and host and as a leading man on London's West End stage.

nicola waldron

South Carolina

Nicola Waldron was, born in the Southeast of England, and educated at Cambridge University and Bennington College. At Cambridge, her stage work included Torch Song Trilogy, The Company of Wolves, and Christie in Love. She is the author of a short play, Visitation, and her poems, essays, and reviews have been featured in many venues, most recently The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Lori Russo


A graduate of the UCF BSA program, Lori's Broadway credits include 42nd St. and Meet Me in St. Louis. She staged and choreographed the New York premier of Israel Horowitz's Captain's and Courage. She is an Elly Award recipient for best actress in Love, Isadora and Broadwayworld Best Actress recipient for playing Katherine in Mothers & Sons. Her television credits include ChanceSex & the City, and Law & Order

Sarah Griffin


Voice actor Sarah Griffin was born and raised on the Isle of Wight, on the South Coast of England. With experience as a broadcast journalist and corporate and commercial voice acting, Sarah loves the change reading characters for audio books brings. Sarah runs a multimedia production company with her husband and lives in the Georgian yachting town Lymington, a short ferry ride across the Solent from the Isle of Wight.

nuha al madani

Saudi Arabia

Nuha Al Madani is an ardent bilingual voiceover based in Saudi. Her voice is often used on IVR, commercials, and animations. She has worked with several prestigious brands including Abdul Latif Jamil, Macdonald’s, IKEA, Rolls-Royce, Saudi Airlines and more.

Anupam Dhyani

India and Los Angeles

An engineer by training, Anupam transitioned to the creative arts because of his love for the creative field. He has worked in many radio dramas and commercials. Well versed in English and Hindi, his voice is featured in ads for global brands like Amazon. He has also acted in both short and long films as well as theater productions in Long Beach.

Liz Fodor

New York City

Liz Fodor has voiced everything from animated characters and national commercials to international films and corporate training videos. She is perhaps best known for voicing the 1998 and 2015 version of Twiggy in Nickelodeon's Nick In the Afternoon with Stick Stickly/Summerdown Adventure.

Cornell Bunting

London and Florida

Cornell Bunting is a writer and motivational speaker. He has published 27 children’s books and 16 novels, including a book about himself, called “Escaping a Life Sentence.” Bunting was framed and spent time in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. He was clinically dead for 16 minutes before God’s miracle gave him new breath. Bunting was born in Jamaica and raised in Bristol, England.

Elie Margi


Singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, and voice talent Elie Margi was born and is based in Beirut. He has been featured in several short films and some of his singles are available on national music platforms. He is currently working on his debut music album. 

David Markus

Los Angeles

David Markus has worked as a Production Executive for film directors Wolfgang Petersen ("Air Force One", "The Perfect Storm") and Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), and written numerous screenplays. He enjoys a successful career in reality television, receiving four Emmy nominations for his work on NBC's phenomenon "American Ninja Warrior". He is an in-demand voice performer for video games, animation, commercials, ADR and podcasts.

Anderson Seitz


A high school student in Florida, Anderson Seitz spends most of his spare time on outdoor adventures. When he isn't lending his Johnny Cash-like voice to projects, he can be found on the water fishing and kayaking. During bad weather, he's usually holed up in his room learning how to play a new instrument or creating new worlds and stories online. 

Mila Bridger

Poland and Florida

Born in
Poland, Mila Bridger is a photographer based on an island in Southwest Florida. She began taking photos at 7. Normal school projects and teachings didn’t satisfy her notions of esthetics and hunger for a challenging shot, so she began making her own way. Her unique view through the lens of a camera has taken her around the world for exciting subjects and shoots, from fashion and glamour to more personal creative portraits.

drew de carvalho

Sydney and New York City

For over 25 years, Drew de Carvalho has established himself as “The Voice of Australia in America” and has been featured as the primary Australian voiceover talent on all the major networks and cable stations in the US. He is most recognizable as the voice of Foster’s “Australian for Beer”, the regular voice of ESPN and History Channel International. 

Gareth Rockliffe

Naples, FL

A native of Southport England, Gareth Rockliffe achieved international recognition for his soulful landscape photography and has exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe. He is a five-time recipient of the title Honorary Color Master" and received the prestigious Photography Masters Cup in addition to “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the International Kontinent Awards.

Joe Elhage


Joe Elhage is a musician, voice actor and sound engineer with over 15 years of stage experience and seven years in voicing for global clients in French, Arabic and English. Born and raised in the UAE, he has been fascinated by everything audio-related since picking up a guitar at seven years old.


Ahmed Aljonaid

Saudi Arabia and Japan

Ahmed Aljonaid is a native Saudi citizen who has been living and working in Japan for the last 21+ years. He earned his PhD from Kobe University (one of the top 4 universities in Japan), Post Graduate School of Medicine in 2003 in Female Health and Infertility. He has also performed as voice talent for over 13 years. 

Jackie Weiner

England and Florida

Jackie Weiner has been involved in the arts as an actress, voice talent and children’s theater director for many years. She moved from England to New Jersey 26 years ago, and is now based on Marco Island in Southwest Florida. Jackie is currently in rehearsal for a production with The Naples Players Sugden Theater, and working part-time in voice over.

Jason Drew


Jason Drew's career started in theater, which brought him to musical theater training in NYC. After a run of regional stage work, Jason landed a role as radio host. His radio career took him from a tiny station in Connecticut, to the “Steel City” of Pittsburgh, PA, then to New York, where he was an on-air personality for the legendary WPLJ 95.5 for seven years. While in New York, he also worked with the syndicated show “Radio With A Twist,” and several Sirius satellite radio channels, including “Broadway’s Best.”


Friederike Solak


Friederike Solak is a German voice artist and actress. She gives her voice to audiobooks and plays, games

and documentaries. Since 2011 she is best known for voicing Sith Warrior Female in 

Starwars- The Old Republic.

Martin Strasmore

England and Florida

Martin Strasmore was born and educated in England. He began professional life as a Chemical Engineer, then earned a Management degree at MIT, in Cambridge, Mass. After a successful career in business as an executive, consultant and coach, he now focuses on photography, poetry and yoga. 

Irene Budischowsky


Irene Budischowsky is a voice actress, singer, and TV presenter. For over 30 years, she has worked as an actress in theatre and television in Germany and Austria, and as a voiceover artist. She has had her own recording studio at home for the past ten years and, in that time, also worked as a TV presenter for private television.

Tricia Brioux


Tricia (Brioux) is a full time voice over talent and actor with over 20 years' experience. She has voiced projects in every genre, including national TV and radio spots, animation, gaming, e-learning, IVR, explainer videos and much more.

Kristine McGuire


Kristine McGuire is a vocal artist, narrator, and a co-host for the popular weekly podcast 3 Pagans and a Cat. She is also a writer for Patheos Pagan.

Harvey millar


Harvey Millar has been involved with theatre and acting both on and off the stage for about six years. He has performed in community theatre, directed, and competed in acting competitions. He is currently studying Business Management at Florida SouthWestern State College

Michelle Tischer


Michelle Tischer has been a singer, actress , dancer and voice talent for over 20 years. Clients include Dyson, iRobot, Barbie, MasterCard, Daimler, BWM, Audi, Dell, Adobe, and Nespresso. She is the voice of the Wii your shape, the fever monitor from Grundig , and Lego automats for children. 

Roman Kollmer


Roman Kollmer is an actor, presenter,
speaker and director. He has acted for the Theater of Youth in Vienna, the Theater mbH, the Volkstheater Wien, the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, the Salzkammerspiele in Bad Aussee, the Berndorfer Sommerfestspiele, the
Stages Graz, at the La Scala, at the Teatro Argentina di Roma, the Teatro Giglio active in Lucca. In addition to guest appearances in various TV productions, he was in the ORF own production "Mimis Villa Schnattermund." As a moderator, he works primarily for Admicos and MediaGuide.

Gale van cott

New York City

Gale Van Cott , a native New Yorker, holds a degree in acting from tTisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has hundreds of credits from film, tv, commercials and animation, including the voice of mission control on Michael Jackson’s “History” tour, and the voice of The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Clients include Lexus, Merck, Citibank, IBM, NY Life, American Express, HBO, Revlon, Canon, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, UPS, AT&T, The Prudential, the American Stock Exchange, MetLife, Pfizer, Visa, and countless others.

Nicholas Richardson

England and Florida

Nicholas Richardson is an actor from England, having graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he has been working in theatre, TV and Film between the U.K. and the U.S. for the last 5 years and is currently voice acting his way through our global pandemic with talent from all around the world and feels very lucky to be doing so.

Kay Eluvian


Kay Eluvian is a professional voiceover actor from the UK, trained by the incredible Pat Fraley and able to provide thousands of voices. (Seriously. She worked it out!) She is an actor and comedian and who loves making people laugh. She considers herself lucky to narrate audiobooks and tell authors' wonderful stories.

Andy Hodgson

United Kingdom

Appearing on TV and radio for over 30 years, Andy's list of credits include UK national channels, ITV - This Morning and The Big Audition, SKY Sports News, BBC comedy sketch show 'Time Trumpet' and Armando Iannucci's comedy 'The Stupid Version' where he gets shot! For 10 years Andy was the face of bid tv and featured in their ad campaigns on both TV and radio. He has been heard on Talksport, Lovesport, Talkradio, BBC Five Live, Radio4 and numerous BBC and commercial radio stations. He's also appeared as 'TV auctioneer' for the UK Prime Minister. 

Oliver Koppert


Oliver Koppert is a voice-over actor native to North East England and noted for his friendly, knowledgeable & genuine personas. He has voiced regional radio campaigns for Yorkshire Water, & voices video games such as Tainted Grail & Digital Extremes' critically acclaimed Warframe.

Steven Jobson


Originally from Sunderland and now living in York (England) Steven has been acting and singing for over 10 years. Performance and entertaining are his passion.

Steven has worked in video games, e-learning, audiobooks and corporate projects and continues to broaden his horizon in voice overs, always with a drive to work hard and bringing a positive attitude to the table.

Victoria Wickham


Victoria was born in Yorkshire, England. She is an established actor and voice actor working nationally and internationally. Her voiceover credits include RESET (Media Nerd), ACTIVE CALDERDALE (Rogue Robot) and TELEWARE (North Park Pictures). Victoria recently completed shooting on the film “Beautiful Leeds” due for release in 2021.