New Orleans has a unique relationship to death: we have a ridiculously high murder rate, we party at funerals, and we end up above ground. Death: the podcast tells the stories of personal experiences of death - fear of it, laughing at it, life-changing brushes with it, dealing with lost loved ones, and our own inevitable and unknown heart-stopping moment. Through confronting death we learn what it is to be alive.
By the late 1980s, psychologist Greg Shrader's life as a gay man was in full bloom. Unfortunately, it was also at that time that AIDS began impacting those whom he knew and cared for.
While other, heterosexual twenty-somethings were bar-hopping and starting families, Greg and his comrades were writing eulogies and attending funerals. To lose one peer in the prime of life is tragic. To lose fifty is unfathomable.
"It was like the Titanic, with one person going down at a time".
How does one survive multiple, untimely losses? Beneath the weight of one's own grief, how can one possibly extend a healing hand to those who are suffering? Join Arian and Greg as they explore the personal and professional side of compound grief.