DiscoverAll There Is with Anderson Cooper
All There Is with Anderson Cooper
Claim Ownership

All There Is with Anderson Cooper

Author: CNN

Subscribed: 21,921Played: 123,911
Share

Description

Do we ever move on from grief, or do we just learn to live with it? In Season 2 of All There Is, Anderson Cooper continues his deeply personal journey to understand his own feelings of grief in all its complexities, and in moving and honest discussions, learn from others who’ve experienced life-altering losses. All There Is with Anderson Cooper is about the people we lose, the people left behind, and how we can live on – with loss and with love.

21 Episodes
Reverse
Sharing Our Grief

Sharing Our Grief

2024-02-0735:543

This episode, the season finale, is a reminder that none of us is alone in our grief. Anderson shares some of the thousands of extraordinarily moving voicemail messages he’s received from listeners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Charlie Shelin was an exceptionally bright child who worked hard for years to keep the dark thoughts in his head from consuming him. In this moving conversation, his dad, Randy, talks with Anderson about Charlie’s mental health struggles and the layers of grief their family has lived with for years.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Shamayim Harris, known in Detroit as Mama Shu, knows all too well the pain of loss. In 2007 her 2-year-old son Jakobi Ra was killed in a hit and run accident, and in 2021 her other son Chinyelu was murdered. Mama Shu talks with Anderson about how she worked hard to, in her words, “turn my grief into glory and my loss into love.” Focusing on one block in her neighborhood, she began cleaning up blighted properties and has created the non-profit Avalon Village, which aims to be a safe and welcoming space for kids in her community. “This is grief,” she tells Anderson, “it just looks beautiful.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
When best-selling author Nicole Chung’s adoptive parents died, she felt all alone. Her family had unraveled, and there was no one else who remembered what she was like as a little girl. Nicole speaks with Anderson about carrying her parents’ memories alone and the search for her birth parents, which led to a series of surprising discoveries. You can call and leave a message at: (917) 727-6818. We'd especially like to hear if there's something that you've learned in your grief that might help others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
When Naomi Judd died by suicide in 2022, after a long struggle with mental illness, her daughter Ashley found her. In this deeply moving, revealing, and insightful conversation Ashley Judd talks about the trauma she has worked hard to face, the grief she now feels, and how her mother’s spirit is still very much alive in her life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The podcast is taking a short break, new episodes of All There Is will return January 10th. In the meantime, we are sharing Anderson's powerful conversation with Stephen Colbert from the first season of the podcast. Can we learn to love the things we most wish had never happened? Can we really become grateful for grief? Heartbreak? The deaths of loved ones? Stephen believes we can and explains why and how. It is a deeply moving, thought-provoking, and at times funny conversation that Anderson says has had a major impact on his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Love, Loss and Parenting

Love, Loss and Parenting

2023-12-2036:283

Amanda Petrusich, a talented writer for The New Yorker who often covers music, lost her husband, Bret Stetka, suddenly in 2022. Their daughter, Nico, was just 13 months old. Amanda talks with Anderson about grieving an unexpected loss, while navigating life as a single parent. They also explore the constantly changing nature of grief, the role music has played for Amanda and how she talks about Bret with her daughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Greatest Loss

The Greatest Loss

2023-12-1333:031

Katie Talman, was grieving an unimaginable loss when she left a message for Anderson Cooper, one of more than a thousand voicemails he received from podcast listeners. Anderson called Katie back at her home in Texas and she agreed to share her story. When Katie was 23 weeks pregnant, her daughter Everly died. “Nothing could have prepared me to deliver a stillborn baby,” Katie says. The grief over her daughter’s death, the silence in the delivery room, the inability of some in her life to understand or even acknowledge the depth of her pain - Katie and Everly’s story is a moving testament to a family’s love and a mom’s courage in the face of the greatest loss.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A President’s Grief

A President’s Grief

2023-12-0638:268

“You gotta come home, there's been an accident.” It was 1972 when Joe Biden heard the news that changed his life forever: his wife Neilia and 13-month-old daughter Naomi were killed in a car crash. Decades later his beloved son Beau died of cancer. In this deeply personal interview President Biden reveals how he has found solace in his grief and learned to search for purpose beyond his pain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Facing Our Grief

Facing Our Grief

2023-11-2936:4813

Grief doesn’t just go away, no matter how hard we may want it to. So how can we live with it and learn from it? These are the questions Anderson Cooper struggles to answer after the first season of All There Is ends. Anderson spends months playing more than 1000 unheard voicemail messages about grief from podcast listeners, and once again finds himself in his basement surrounded by boxes, full of letters, photos and objects that belonged to his late father, mother, and brother. He also talks with psychotherapist and author Francis Weller, whose book “The Wild Edge of Sorrow” gives him hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Season 2: All There Is

Season 2: All There Is

2023-11-1601:35

Do we ever move on from grief, or do we just learn to live with it? In Season 2 of All There Is, Anderson Cooper continues his deeply personal journey to understand his own feelings of grief in all its complexities, and in moving and honest discussions, learn from others who’ve experienced life-altering losses. All There Is with Anderson Cooper is about the people we lose, the people left behind, and how we can live on – with loss and with love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
When Anderson Met Audie

When Anderson Met Audie

2022-11-1848:353

Anderson is pleased to present the first episode of Audie Cornish's new podcast: The Assignment... but first a conversation on the intimacy of podcasting with Audie and Anderson. Fiery Twitter threads and endless news notifications never capture the full story. Each week on The Assignment, host Audie Cornish pulls listeners out of their digital echo chambers to hear from the people who live the headlines. From the sex work economy to the battle over what’s taught in classrooms, no topic is off the table. You can find The Assignment wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

2022-11-0247:453

Anderson shares poignant and profound messages from listeners and reflects on the conversations he's had during the first season of the podcast. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Writer and poet Elizabeth Alexander talks with Anderson about how she and her two children coped with the sudden death of her husband, Ficre, ten years ago, and the recent death of her father. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Artist and composer Laurie Anderson reflects on the death of her husband, rock legend Lou Reed and also her beloved dog Lolabelle. She talks with Anderson about grief and the unexpected feelings she has experienced surrounding loss. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory Grief

2022-10-1243:464

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson lost her mother to Alzheimer's in 2007, now her father has dementia, and is disappearing before her eyes. As Kirsten struggles with grief over the inevitable loss of her father, she finds ways to celebrate his life and get closer to him. She tells Anderson it's never too late to get to know someone you love more deeply even after they are gone. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
When Molly Shannon was four, her mother, baby sister and cousin were killed in a car crash. Her father was at the wheel. Growing up, few people ever spoke with her about her grief. She and Anderson explore how early loss shaped both their lives, and propelled them forward in unexpected ways. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sadness Isn’t An Enemy

Sadness Isn’t An Enemy

2022-09-2836:335

In this deeply personal episode, Anderson reflects on the suicide of his brother, Carter, and the impact that loss still has on his life today. Anderson is joined by Dr. BJ Miller, a hospice and palliative care physician whose sister, Lisa, died by suicide. BJ brings exceptional wisdom to a difficult conversation and suggests some surprising ways to think about sadness and grief. This episode contains discussions of suicide. If you or someone you love is struggling, call the national suicide and crisis lifeline at 988. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Can we learn to love the things we most wish had never happened? Can we really become grateful for grief? Heartbreak? The deaths of loved ones? Stephen Colbert believes we can, and sits down with Anderson to explain why and how. It is a deeply moving, thought-provoking, and at times funny conversation that Anderson says has had a major impact on his life. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Alone in his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt’s apartment, Anderson begins recording his thoughts and memories as he packs up her things. He makes some unexpected discoveries while sorting through boxes of love letters, journals, and cherished keepsakes. Feeling isolated and alone in his grief, Anderson reaches out to a close friend of his mother, who joins him to share insights about her and suggestions about what to do with the things she left behind. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
loading
Comments (28)

UberButter

Anderson Cooper always amazes me with his honesty and true emotions. ❤️

May 23rd
Reply

UberButter

such a beautiful episode

Feb 1st
Reply (1)

j law

Beautiful. So uplifting. What a Light this woman is 🙏

Jan 24th
Reply

lisa watson

💚WATCH>>ᗪOᗯᑎᒪOᗩᗪ>>LINK>👉https://co.fastmovies.org

Jan 18th
Reply

lisa watson

💚WATCH>>ᗪOᗯᑎᒪOᗩᗪ>>LINK>👉https://co.fastmovies.org

Jan 18th
Reply

Pamela Kochis

What Ashley said about trauma spoke to me. We found out my mother has terminal cancer and 6 months to live. "live" isn't the correct word. She slowly and painfully died for 5 months. Nothing prepares you for that horror. It was months of watching such pain and suffering. Ashley's words, about the trauma resonates with me. One of the difficulties I have is that unless you have experienced this type of suffering, people have no idea and can sometimes minimize it.

Jan 10th
Reply (1)

Trent Brown-Nguyen

WOW. So beautiful. I recently lost my Nan and my Uncle. This podcast is invaluable. Thank you so such! Arguably the most beautiful podcast episode I have ever heard...

Dec 28th
Reply

Bea Kiddo

I love both of these incredible men.

Dec 18th
Reply

Julieta A

what an amazing episode. I cried, I smiled. I don't care about his politics right now, he's a truly good man.

Dec 6th
Reply

Carlos Barron

"New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce" is a podcast that exemplifies the intersection of sports, personal development, and the journey to success. The Kelce brothers, known for their prowess in football, provide listeners with a unique perspective on what it takes to reach new heights in both professional sports and life. The podcast delves into the challenges they've faced, the lessons they've learned, and the mindset that propels them forward. https://ebusinesspages.com/Cake-Boxery_em24a.co Listeners can expect an insightful exploration of the Kelce brothers' experiences, coupled with interviews featuring other accomplished individuals who have also scaled impressive heights in their respective fields. The blend of sports anecdotes, motivational insights, and the charismatic dynamic between Jason and Travis makes "New Heights" a must-listen for anyone aspiring to elevate themselves in various aspects of life. https://www.manta.com/c/m1wkxn2/cake-boxery

Dec 2nd
Reply

Valerie Marasco Whritenour

What a beautiful story. You’re so blessed to have had such a wonderful relationship with your Mom. My relationship with my Mom was always up and down. This podcast made me really look at where I went wrong. When she passed, I really didn’t grieve because I was so anygry. She had so much pain in her life and I tried to be understanding but I lost site of it somewhere in my own pain. I was too selfish to let shit go. Thank you for helping me see a little clearer. I’ve always been a fan but never of yours Anderson. My admiration for you has only increased.

Aug 26th
Reply

Craig M. Thompson

Anderson, lastnight was my first time joining in and listening to all there is, i really enjoyed it. Although quite sad in places i pulled through. As for some this is all there is......

Feb 22nd
Reply

Linda Noels

Thank you Anderson.

Feb 8th
Reply

Traci Sele

Over the years I've found that part of me will never let go of the sadness, loss, anger, frustration, I feel over losing my person. He died way too soon. In a way it's almost as though in doing so it'd dishonor his memory and how much he meant to me. but, I also think that's arrogant, why is it that I, what is it within me thinks ... what does holding on in that way serve anyone? it serves me I suppose. and until I figure out another way, which may mean letting go, even just a bit more, .. I may never figure out how to honor him better. it's hard to say. death sucks.

Jan 11th
Reply

Ju Bi

I became the last surviving member of my family last month. Divine intervention directed me here. Such a comfort listening to it now

Jan 10th
Reply

Jenny Mummert

Extremely meaningful. I went through the dementia journey with my mom. It was profound, and I will be forever grateful that we became best gal pals for the last 5 years of her life. It was during that time that I came to truly love her.

Nov 30th
Reply

Elaine Rabjohn

Anderson. I am moved to tears. this episode was very poignant and eye opening. we are all in a club we don't want to be in. Sisters, brothers,aunts uncles, sons and daughters in grief. Truly amazing and compassionate approach to sharing g. I will look forward to a second season should you find it in your heart. Thank you so much for opening your heart and life to us all

Nov 2nd
Reply (1)

B. Richardson (Dion)

wonderful episode, so many new ideas and perspectives to gain.

Oct 20th
Reply

Linda Fay

Anderson: Heartfelt thanks and appreciation for this touching, relatable Gem. Sending love from one human to another.

Oct 5th
Reply

Christine O'Connor

I will be sharing this with my adult children, who lost their father in 2012. We have since lost my daughter-in-law to an overdose, just 2 weeks ago. This is such an important podcast episode. Thank you, sir.

Sep 29th
Reply