Episode 54: Hungry Mungry, The Dirtiest Man in the World

The FrenchGetting Back to NormalSocial SettingsHungerGreedGluttonyWatermelonSweetsShowersEmpathy Transcript Intro music British Voice: Shel We Read a Poem? Russ: Hello all and welcome to Shel We Read a Poem. I’m Russ. Lauren: Lauren Russ: From this moment on, we bark our names directly into the microphone with no context whatsoever. Poem! Russ! Lauren! Lauren: No verbs allowed. Russ:… Continue Reading Episode 54: Hungry Mungry, The Dirtiest Man in the World

Episode 2: Snowman

Lauren and Russ discuss heavier stuff. CW—grief, death of a parent, & cancer. Transcript Intro music British Voice: Shel we read a poem. Russ: Hi, everybody. Welcome to Shel We Read a Poem. I’m Russ. Lauren: And I’m Lauren. Russ: And shall we read a poem Lauren: Yes, I well shall. Or “shel.” Russ: Laughs.… Continue Reading Episode 2: Snowman

Chemo Survival Kit

I recently found out that my friend’s husband had stage four kidney cancer that would require aggressive chemotherapy. I asked around to cancer survivors about what I could do to help out with the misery of chemo. The most common suggestion was to help with household chores—grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning—but I live too far away… Continue Reading Chemo Survival Kit

A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles

My aunt has breast cancer and is in the final stage of her life. On the way down to see her in New Mexico, I read Lindy West’s Shrill. The memoir focuses on West’s path to becoming a famous humor writer, reflecting on her most famous and controversial essays. Her beloved father’s death from cancer… Continue Reading A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles