10 episodes

Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love. 

All There Is with Anderson Cooper CNN

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 678 Ratings

Anderson Cooper takes us on a deeply personal exploration of loss and grief. He starts recording while packing up the apartment of his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Going through her journals and keepsakes, as well as things left behind by his father and brother, Cooper begins a series of emotional and moving conversations about the people we lose, the things they leave behind, and how to live on - with loss, with laughter, and with love. 

    When Anderson Met Audie

    When Anderson Met Audie

    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.
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    • 46 min
    You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone

    Anderson shares poignant and profound messages from listeners and reflects on the conversations he's had during the first season of the podcast.
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    • 45 min
    Live Your Beautiful Life, Baby

    Live Your Beautiful Life, Baby

    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.
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    • 41 min
    Laurie Anderson: The Release Of Love

    Laurie Anderson: The Release Of Love

    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.
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    • 42 min
    Anticipatory Grief

    Anticipatory Grief

    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.
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    • 41 min
    Molly Shannon’s Unspeakable Loss

    Molly Shannon’s Unspeakable Loss

    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.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
678 Ratings

678 Ratings

organiedlife ,

All There Is - Is Everything!!

Anderson… you have created such a tribute to your mother, brother, and father with this body of work. I’m grateful as it’s opened up so many memories for me of loved ones. In 2020 I lost my father with whom I had a complicated relationship and this podcast has been a godsend. Most importantly it’s allowed me to look at my own grief of my beloved Oma. She took her life when I was 9 yrs old. In my own profession I deal with peoples things all the time, as I am a professional organizer and it’s fascinating to hear your point of view in regards to how you are dealing with the discarding of the “stuff” left behind. The advice I always give is…you will know when you are ready. Thank you for being so vulnerable and sharing your humanness.

dragajo ,

Thank you !

It's just incredible how connected we all are.
This podcast proves this as well. At certain moments I can't listen to it as it is very painful. But then, in a subsequent moment, I want to listen to it again.
I love that death is presented as part of life in this podcast.

I love the show as it is so smooth, deep, honest and emotional.

Great job, Anderson 👍.

PCL1969 ,

The ones who stay behind

I highly recommend tuning in as Anderson is firstly a great story teller, secondly has one of the most enjoyable voices and thirdly if you enjoy peoples stories then you will love this. Death is inevitable but when it hits your life and close to your heart it takes the wind from your sails and spins your world, and time to heal if it ever does. Anderson as I tuned in to Episode 1, I felt, I cried and I smiled. If I could give this 10 stars I would. Thank you Anderson for sharing with us all 🙏

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