75 episodes

Let's talk about what’s killing us, the stuff that’s hard to comprehend and getting worse every day. In this award-winning series, Lemonada co-founder and author Stephanie Wittels Wachs confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. Season one tackled the opioid crisis, and in season two, we took a look at the rising rates of suicide. Now, back for a third season, Last Day grapples with guns in America, asking: How can we live safely in a country that has more guns than people? This season, the team travels to Montana and Georgia, talking to families who have lost loved ones to gun suicides and stray bullets, trying to discover tangible solutions to reducing gun-related deaths, all while gaining perspective on gun culture across the US.

Last Day Lemonada

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 2.8K Ratings

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Let's talk about what’s killing us, the stuff that’s hard to comprehend and getting worse every day. In this award-winning series, Lemonada co-founder and author Stephanie Wittels Wachs confronts massive epidemics with humanity, wit, and a quest for progress. Season one tackled the opioid crisis, and in season two, we took a look at the rising rates of suicide. Now, back for a third season, Last Day grapples with guns in America, asking: How can we live safely in a country that has more guns than people? This season, the team travels to Montana and Georgia, talking to families who have lost loved ones to gun suicides and stray bullets, trying to discover tangible solutions to reducing gun-related deaths, all while gaining perspective on gun culture across the US.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Presenting Audio Reality : Being GOLDEN

    Presenting Audio Reality : Being GOLDEN

    The producers of this series would like to share with you another series they know you’ll love. BEING is reality TV for your ears, an innovative new audio format like no other podcast you've ever heard. This season, it’s BEING Golden -- a look inside the lives of four 60+ seniors living in LA.

    Meet Buzz, a 71-year-old former sales and marketing executive who drastically uprooted his life by moving out west to Los Angeles to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an actor -- even if it means taking a job as a rideshare driver to make ends meet, and despite objections from his adult kids. And meet Gloria, a 71-year-old retiree with a past as spicy as her personality. As she looks back on her dating history, is it time to finally open a new chapter and look for love (or just a good time) by diving into the dating app scene?
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    • 40 min
    The Myth of Normal (with Dr. Gabor Mate)

    The Myth of Normal (with Dr. Gabor Mate)

    Stephanie sits down with esteemed physician, world-renowned trauma expert, and Last Day fan favorite Dr. Gabor Mate. They dig into Gabor’s new book The Myth of Normal, which took him 10 years to write and is (in Stephanie’s opinion) a true masterpiece. Topics include addiction, toxic culture, sending mean texts to your spouse, the inextricable link between mind and body, and how we can all start to heal, individually and collectively. This conversation is not to be missed. 

     

    Purchase your own copy of The Myth of Normal and join our Lemonada Book Club powered by Penguin Random House by visiting www.penguinrandomhouse.com/lemonada. 

     

    Hear Dr. Gabor Mate’s original conversation with Stephanie here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/last-day/id1468896686?i=1000488387968  

     

    Resources:

    To learn more about the people and organizations featured in this episode and access critical information about suicide and violence prevention visit: https://lastdayresources.simvoly.com/. 

     

    Stephanie Wittels Wachs is the host. Jackie Danziger is our supervising producer. Our producers are Kegan Zema and Giulia Hjort. Hannah Boomershine and Erianna Jiles are our associate producers. Andi Kristinsdottir is our audio engineer. Music is by Hannis Brown. Our story consultant is Kaya Henderson. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. This season of Last Day is created in partnership with the Kendeda Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Levi Strauss & Co, and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

     

    Follow Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram at @wittelstephanie. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. If you want to continue the conversation with other listeners, please join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lastdaypodcast. 

     

    By the way, we have three whole other seasons! Go listen to them wherever you’re listening right now. You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts.

     

    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    To follow along with a transcript, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/lastday shortly after the air date.
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    • 41 min
    Activism Has To Include Joy (with Shannon Watts)

    Activism Has To Include Joy (with Shannon Watts)

    This summer, Stephanie was invited to the White House to hear President Biden give his remarks on the passing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Today, she sits down with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, to reflect on the bill, how we do more, and how in the world she got here.

    To learn more about Moms Demand Action and how you can get involved, visit https://momsdemandaction.org/ or text the word “READY” to 64433. To find out where your legislators and representatives stand on this issue, visit https://gunsensevoter.org/ 

    Resources:

    To learn more about the people and organizations featured in this episode and access critical information about suicide and violence prevention visit: https://lastdayresources.simvoly.com/. 

    Stephanie Wittels Wachs is the host. Jackie Danziger is our supervising producer. Our producers are Kegan Zema and Giulia Hjort. Hannah Boomershine and Erianna Jiles are our associate producers. Andi Kristinsdottir is our audio engineer. Music is by Hannis Brown. Our story consultant is Kaya Henderson. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. This season of Last Day is created in partnership with the Kendeda Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Levi Strauss & Co, and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

    Follow Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram at @wittelstephanie. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. If you want to continue the conversation with other listeners, please join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lastdaypodcast. 

    By the way, we have three whole other seasons! Go listen to them wherever you’re listening right now. You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts.

    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    To follow along with a transcript, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/lastday shortly after the air date.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Encore Episode: Trauma (with Dr. Gabor Mate)

    Encore Episode: Trauma (with Dr. Gabor Mate)

    In light of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we know people are feeling a lot of painful emotions, so we are re-airing an important conversation from the first season of Last Day about trauma. Dr. Gabor Mate, a world-renowned trauma expert, walks Steph through how to expand and understand your definition of what trauma is, as well as providing the tools to help you process and heal.
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    • 45 min
    Special Edition: Two Newbies Go Hunting

    Special Edition: Two Newbies Go Hunting

    When you think of a hunter, what image comes to mind? Probably not a Patagonia-clad gun safety proponent like Tim Stevens. In this bonus episode, Tim leads the way on an elk hunt and shares what it means to take a nuanced stance on gun rights. Plus, we face the very real (and kind of icky) possibility of hauling fresh meat out of the Montana wilderness. 

     

    Resources:

     

    To learn more about the people and organizations featured in this episode and access critical information about suicide and violence prevention visit: https://lastdayresources.simvoly.com/. 

     

    Stephanie Wittels Wachs is the host. Jackie Danziger is our supervising producer. Our producers are Kegan Zema and Giulia Hjort. Hannah Boomershine and Erianna Jiles are our associate producers. Andi Kristinsdottir is our audio engineer. Music is by Hannis Brown. Our story consultant is Kaya Henderson. Executive producers are Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. This season of Last Day is created in partnership with the Kendeda Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, Levi Strauss & Co, and Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.

     

    America's psychiatric emergency systems are struggling to assist those in dire need of help. The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, a subsidiary of the Satcher Health Leadership at Morehouse School of Medicine, is partnering with Beacon Health Options to establish critical guidelines for dismantling inequity through its new research and policy initiative. You can join the movement too by attending their upcoming virtual summit. Go to kennedysatcher.org to register today.

     

     

    Follow Stephanie on Twitter and Instagram at @wittelstephanie. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. If you want to continue the conversation with other listeners, please join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lastdaypodcast. 

     

    By the way, we have two whole other seasons! Go listen to them wherever you’re listening right now. You can also get premium content and behind the scenes material by subscribing to Lemonada Premium on Apple Podcasts.

     

    Want to become a Lemonada superfan? Join us at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.

    To follow along with a transcript, go to www.lemonadamedia.com/show/lastday shortly after the air date.

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Last Day Recommends: In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

    Last Day Recommends: In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

    Four years after the first March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C., survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida have once again organized student-led demonstrations around the country in response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Andy speaks with Parkland survivor Samantha Fuentes and ER physician Dr. Megan Ranney about how they turned their trauma into action, and how you can, too.

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt.

    Follow Dr. Megan Ranney and Samantha Fuentes on Twitter @meganranney and @funkpuncher.

    Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.

    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!

    America's psychiatric emergency systems are struggling to assist those in dire need of help. The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, a subsidiary of the Satcher Health Leadership at Morehouse School of Medicine, is partnering with Beacon Health Options to establish critical guidelines for dismantling inequity through its new research and policy initiative. You can join the movement too by attending their upcoming virtual summit. Go to kennedysatcher.org to register today.

    Beacon Health Options has also published a new white paper online called Reimagining Behavioral Health Crisis Systems of Care. Download it today at beaconlens.com/white-papers.

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/.

    Check out these resources from today’s episode:

    Read epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina’s list of things you (yes, you) can do right now to reduce firearm deaths: https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/firearms-what-you-can-do-right-now?s=r

    Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/

    Order Andy’s book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/inthebubble.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

jo-jo-l ,

The most engaging podcast !

I try different podcast from time to time while commuting and rarely do I maintain interest beyond one or two episodes. Somehow I stumbled upon Last Day and couldn’t stop listening to it. . I have consumed this podcast like a late night binge on my fave Netflix series. I have busted out my AirPods when my commute is done to continue listening. I would call it brilliant cinematography if it were a movie…not sure what the magic is. Actually as revealed in an episode the magic isn’t magic it’s hours and hours of dedication and passion of the shows creators & producers. The episodes are engaging and have led me on an emotional journey through each episode. Although the subject matter of suicide and gun violence is depressing (season 2) the show somehow makes me feel hopeful and the interviews are engaging. Stephanie has a voice that is authentic and I can feel her when she speaks. Keep ‘‘em coming!!

Nattles19 ,

My new favorite podcast (sorry Andy)

I am so happy I gave this podcast a try (I don't think the ads I've heard do it justice). Stephanie is a pleasure to listen to and can drop an incredulous f-bomb like no other. The reporting and research is top notch, and it feels like listening to a friend but without being too casual. Even the episodes I don't anticipate being especially exciting end up being compelling. I know I won't forget the people I've met through this podcast or their stories for a very long time. Thank you for the sensitive and compassionate way you tackle these difficult issues.

hutch7470 ,

Awful

Terrible waste of my time, definitely one sided

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