An interview with broadcaster, author and former Jesuit Priest, Neil McKenty about how his expectations about aging have matched up with his own experience of growing old. The interview was recorded during the summer of 2010, in Neil’s 85th year of life. He talks about his approach to his own death, his regrets, how sex evolves with age, the evolution of his beliefs about the afterlife, and what he fears most about aging. Neil was an inspiration for the creation of Safe Space, and a consultant to the show since its inception in 2008. We were honored to have his guidance all these years, and his ongoing encouragement to “keep it real.” The show is aired as a tribute to Neil who died on May 12, 2012.
An interview with storyteller, Laura Simms about the power of stories to remind us of what is good inside us. Laura describes the way that stories take the listener on a unique journey where each character is a part of us, and we live through the story as if our lives depended on it. Laura talks about her work as a narrative therapist in Haiti after the earthquake. She uses stories to remind people of experiences of joy, and also to remember shared stories that nourish their communities and traditions. Finally Laura describes ways to help individuals transform painful memories into stories without agenda.
An interview with family therapist David Treadway about his struggle with advanced lymphoma. [Read more…]
An interview with Julie Marchese, the founder of the Tri-for-a Cure, the all women’s triathlon to raise money for women’s cancer. [Read more…]
An interview with Cathy Kidman about her diagnosis and treatment for Ovarian Cancer. Under the influence of steroids, Cathy tells the story of how she became a stand up comedian while in treatment, and the ways she has used humor to cope with difficult situations.