Last Day

A weekly Society, Culture and Relationships podcast featuring
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Let's talk about what’s killing us, the stuff that’s hard to comprehend and getting worse every day. Lemonada co-founder and author Stephanie Wittels Wachs confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. Starting with overdose deaths and the opioid crisis, we zoom in on a person’s last day of life, exploring how they got there and how we, as a society, have gotten here.
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I have to admit that when I first heard about Last Day, I thought "good, this is a needed area of exploration but I'm not listening." Why? Because I thought the podcast would be too dark and depressing to listen to. Spoiler: it's not. And thanks to Podcast Brunch Club for having one of Last Day's episodes as part of their listening list earlier this year. It pushed me out of this incorrect assumption. I loved this episode and subscribed immediately, slightly kicking myself for not even previewing it before then. The Host was vulnerable, honest and funny. How that's even possible when the podcast revolves around the painful rehashing of her brother's death via an opioid overdose I am unsure, but it makes me raise a glass to her strength and wisdom. Her and her Producer, who also lost her brother the same way. Now that I am done listening to season 1, I can say that each episode has it's own unique simultaneous punch and hug. They are hard episodes to listen to, I can not lie, but they are well worth it. Like one of the specialists says in an episode number I will not remember, addictions are part of being human. Ouch. It would be easier to blame you know who about you know what and end the season with anger but they instead leaned into nuance and openness. I respect that so much.
So powerful. Tremendous discussion about opioid (and other) addiction with families of loved ones who overdosed.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Lemonada Media
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jun 17th, 2019
Latest Episode
May 20th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
31
Avg. Episode Length
44 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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