existential anxiety

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: The Real Drug Was Checking Out.

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, coming to you unironically from week 21 of the COVID era. It probably can’t be stated too strongly that I didn’t anticipate we’d all be sheltered at home during…

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Panic in a Grocery Store Parking Lot

In this episode:    Me, freaking out in a parking lot. About COVID-19, naturally. Intro, and me reading reflections from other folks.  Voice recordings from even more folks. Outro, links, resources. Summary:  I can’t imagine business as usual right now at a podcast about how our lives can change on a dime. So I reached out…

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Transcript: Panic in a Grocery Store Parking Lot

Suzie Sherman (On location, from my car.) Hello, hello. Festering cesspool. Okay, so I’m sitting, I’m sitting in the parking lot of a well known natural food grocery chain, which under normal circumstances I don’t even like shopping at, because I don’t want to give money to their fucking awful parent company. But here I…

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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: 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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