Thursday, September 21, 2017

Episode 58. Mourning in Pop Culture-The Neverending Story

We watched The Neverending Story this week. It turns out we have a lot of feelings about it. We also talk about bittersweet moments of unexpected grief and endings of a different sort.  



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Episode 57. Grieving in Pop Culture: Talcott talks about The Simpsons

Tara's taking one last (she hopes) dissertation break so Talcott talks about his experience rewatching the episodes of The Simpsons that deal with Ned Flanders as a widow. He talks about the good and bad ways grief is represented and what has resonated with him over the years. 



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Episode 56. Am I widowed? Widowered? Words are weird.

This week we talk about the etymology of widow and widower and discuss some of the complex feelings around the gendering of these terms. 

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Past guest Glen Tickle is bringing his story about losing his brother to the stage at the Scranton film festival September 28th - 30th. For more information and tickets visit bit.ly/goodgriefcomedy



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Episode 55. Flashbacks and Epiphanies

We get back in the swing of recording with a quick episode to catch up. We talk about weird flashbacks, sudden realizations, and very spicy soup. 



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Episode 53. Talcott's Memory Corner

While Tara deals with the fragility of her mortal body (she has bronchitis from going to a convention this weekend) Talcott goes solo and talks about a corner of his desk where some mementos of his later wife live. 

Regular episodes resume next week! 



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Episode 53. Working in a cemetery with special guest Elissa

Special guest Elissa joins us to talk about working in a cemetery and teaches us a ton of new stuff we didn't know about how burials work. We also talk about headstone capers, phallic grave markers, frustrating old timey handwriting, and high school biology lab. 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Episode 52. Thinking about maybe talking about starting to think about dating after being widowed

This week Talcott takes a step towards maybe thinking about dating and we talk about some of the confusing feelings that come along with that. We also talk about using big life events as calendar markers, old video games, and Tara comes up with a horrible slogan for an imaginary dating service.