mental health

The Real Drug Was Checking Out.

In this episode, I talk to my guest, Cisco, about how being sober isn’t just about not drinking booze. Cisco’s exploration of sobriety is no less than a spiritual quest, and it’s a daily examination of how he can be of better service not just to himself, but to the people in his life. We…

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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: 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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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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All At Once, All At Once

Today I’m talking with my guest, Keith, about a time in his life not so long ago, when shit went totally off the rails. He had a psychotic break and a set of experiences that blew up his marriage, his relationship with his kid, his job. Basically, nothing’s the same for him since that experience….

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