death

Misfortunes Quote-Unquote

When I pitched my guest, Shawn, about coming onto the show, my original idea was just talking to her about her career change from being a lawyer to becoming a psychotherapist. She counter-pitched me a story that I couldn’t resist. She said, and I’m paraphrasing, “Let me tell you about that time I drank from…

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Transcript: Misfortunes Quote-Unquote

Suzie Sherman (00:00:14):This is And The Next Thing You Know. It’s a podcast about how our lives go exactly not as we planned them. I’m Suzie Sherman. All our lives continue to be derailed by COVID-19. Heading into this holiday season I urge all of us to be as safe as possible. Stay outdoors if…

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Old Banana

I made this one-minute film! I figure since bananas are metaphors around here, you might enjoy it as a little addendum to the podcast. What alternate realities for this old banana, or this human person, come up for you?  If you like it, tweet it out!  https://twitter.com/soozenextthing/status/1299254636772122625 The video is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial Creative…

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Transcript: Nancy Au Can’t Sew a Straight Line, or It’s Weird When Death Feels Familiar.

Suzie Sherman This is And The Next Thing You Know. It’s a podcast about how our lives go exactly not as we planned them. I’m Suzie Sherman. Nancy Au is an author and a writing teacher based in the Bay Area. Her full length book of fiction, Spider Love Song And Other Stories was published…

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Transcript: There’s Blood In My Stool.

Episode 04 There’s Blood In My Stool. Posted November 27, 2019 Suzie ShermanThis is And The Next Thing You Know. It’s a podcast about how our lives go exactly not as we planned them. I’m Suzie Sherman. I’ve been struggling with how to introduce this conversation that I had with my niece, Jenessa Schwartz, about…

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There’s Blood In My Stool.

Summary This is my conversation with Jenessa Schwartz. She’s 37 years old, and she’s living with stage 4 colon cancer. She’s also my niece, my sister Cyndi’s daughter. Jenessa has two kids under 10. She was the Womb For Hire (her words) for two adorable surrogate kids, which is one of the menschiest things a…

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Making Death Plans, Petting Bunnies

Nannette Mickle’s work life is a surprising and diverse series of next-things. She’s been a candy and cigarette girl, she’s worked in social services providing housing opportunities for unhoused folks. Back in the 90s, she once understudied as Bobby Brady in a notorious live show directed by Jill Soloway. And these days, she sits bedside…

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Transcript: Making Death Plans, Petting Bunnies

Episode 03 Making Death Plans, Petting Bunnies Posted November 7, 2019 Suzie 0:00 This is And The Next Thing You Know, it’s a podcast about how our lives go exactly not as we planned them. I’m Suzie Sherman. My guest today is the multi-talented Nannette Mickle. Nannette’s work life is a surprising and diverse series…

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Transcript: And The Next Thing You Know…The Trailer

Episode 00: The Trailer Posted September 3, 2019 Suzie Sherman 0:00 This is And The Next Thing You Know. It’s a podcast about how our lives go exactly not as we planned them. I’m Suzie Sherman, and through a series of missteps and mistakes and disappointments, and serendipity, and beautiful surrender to the flow of…

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