Anderson shares poignant and profound news from his audience and reflects on the conversations he had through the first season of the podcast.
Nov 2, 2022
Author and poet Elizabeth Alexander talks to Anderson about how she and her two children handled the sudden death of her husband Ficre ten years ago and the recent death of her father.
Oct 26, 2022
Artist and composer Laurie Anderson reflects on the death of her husband, rock legend Lou Reed, in addition to her beloved dog Lolabelle. She talks to Anderson concerning the regret and unexpected feelings she experienced concerning the loss.
Oct 19, 2022
Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson lost her mother to Alzheimer’s in 2007, now her father suffers from dementia and is disappearing before her eyes. As Kirsten grieves over the inevitable lack of her father, she finds ways to rejoice his life and catch up with to him. She tells Anderson that it’s never too late to satisfy someone you like more, even after he’s gone.
Oct 12, 2022
When Molly Shannon was 4, her mother, younger sister and cousin were killed in a automobile accident. Her father was behind the wheel. Growing up, few people spoke to her about her sadness. She and Anderson explore how an early loss shaped their lives and pushed them forward in unexpected ways.
Oct 5, 2022
On this deeply personal episode, Anderson reflects on his brother Carter’s suicide and the impact this loss has had on his life to today. Anderson is joined by Dr. BJ Miller, a hospice and palliative care physician whose sister Lisa died of suicide. BJ brings exceptional wisdom to difficult conversation and suggests surprising ways of eager about sadness and regret.
This episode discusses suicide. If you happen to or someone you like is having problems, call the National Suicide and Crisis Emergency Line on 988.
September 28, 2022
Can we learn to like the things that we most wish never to occur? Can we actually turn out to be grateful for regret? Breaking a heart? Death of family members? Stephen Colbert believes we will, and sits down with Anderson to elucidate why and the way. It is a deeply moving, thought-provoking, and sometimes fun conversation that Anderson thought had a huge effect on his life.
Sep 21, 2022
Lonely within the apartment of his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson begins to put in writing down his thoughts and memories as he packs her things. He makes unexpected discoveries by leafing through boxes of affection letters, journals and invaluable souvenirs. Feeling isolated and lonely in his grief, Anderson contacts his mother’s close friend, who joins him to share insights about her and suggestions on what to do with the things she left behind.
Sep 13, 2022
Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He begins recording while packing the apartment of his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. Searching through her journals and mementos, in addition to things left behind by her father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and touching conversations concerning the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how one can continue to exist – at a loss, with laughter and love.