21 episodes

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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 8.1K Ratings

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.

    Sharing Our Grief

    Sharing Our Grief

    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.
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    • 35 min
    A Son’s Struggle, A Father’s Grief

    A Son’s Struggle, A Father’s Grief

    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. 
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    • 32 min
    Mama Shu: Turning Loss Into Love

    Mama Shu: Turning Loss Into Love

    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.”
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    • 28 min
    Nicole Chung: Carrying Memories Alone

    Nicole Chung: Carrying Memories Alone

    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.
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    • 37 min
    Ashley Judd: Grief, Love and Naomi

    Ashley Judd: Grief, Love and Naomi

    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.
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    • 41 min
    Revisiting Stephen Colbert: Grateful for Grief

    Revisiting Stephen Colbert: Grateful for Grief

    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.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

A very cooool person ,

Thank you for this podcast

I lost my 27 year old son unexpectedly in Dec 2023 and have been numb and broken. Listening to your episodes over the last two months has made me feel a little less alone and opened my eyes to some new ways to view my grief.

TPWNYC ,

Wonderfully cathartic & compassionate

Andersen does a beautiful job navigating the grief of his guests, as well as in sharing his own journey. Each episode is a deeply personal journey, unique to the guest, but familiar to all who have lost someone they love. Thank you for providing a guide of sorts, to help in moving thru the sadness so that we get back to the love. ❤️

lNVRHSOT ,

Second time around

Hearing you and Stephen Colbert a second time was every bit as valuable and emotionally reassuring as hearing you two the first time. Thank you.

I guess I didn’t ever send this, so I will now. I just listened to you last episode, and I simply have to tell you that this experience, listening to this podcast, has been one of the most meaningful and helpful experiences of my life. At age 72, this is certainly saying something. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this series, and be assured I will be watching for the opportunity of more.

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