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 • 8.3K 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
8.3K Ratings

8.3K Ratings

Sommer White ,

Best podcast if you’re grieving.

I lost my father in May of last year and my mother in June of last year. I lost my brother 18 years ago when I was 21 and my brother was 24. No one has a similar story like mine except Anderson. Even the way his brother died and all that followed could’ve been a blueprint for my own brothers death. After my brother died It was always just me and my mom. My mom and dad weren’t together and my dad was remarried. I did everything with my mom and we became very close after my brother died. Losing my mother has brought back up so many emotions I never dealt with with my brother. I’m going thru my brothers things for the first time ever and I’m finding It hard to get rid of things that I really have no place or room for but have a sincere memory attached to them. I’m grieving for my brother in ways I never thought I would. Mostly I feel resentment he’s not here to help with everything and we could support one another during this time. My son was only 2 when my mom died so he will have no memory of anyone in my immediate family. The only thing that’s made me feel seen and made me feel like I’ll be ok is this podcast. For the first time in a long time someone has been thru the same things as me and can articulate all the emotions that I’m currently feeling. Anderson is a few years ahead of me in grieving his mom so listening to how he processed his mother and brother’s death has helped guide my healing journey. I really hope you continue to make this podcast and these episodes Anderson! I know It may not be easy emotionally to create and put out but please know you’re doing a world of good and helping ppl like me that need a life line like this podcast. For their grief to be seen. What you’re doing is very important I believe. Please continue creating!

PDXSean9 ,

Worth every minute spent listening...

...highly recommend!

Mrsteevee ,

Helped me so much

I found this podcast (the first season) just as I was going to pick up my moms ashes. I listened to every episode and I found so much healing in the camaraderie of grief. Thank you Anderson for sharing your experiences, your feelings and giving others a platform to share their stories.

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