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. 

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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
5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

bryony's books ,

Much needed podcast

I’m sorry for your losses, Anderson, and so grateful you’ve made this podcast. I hope you’ll continue doing more episodes, if you’re able. I’ve experienced 3 big losses in my life, with the most painful one being my mom’s death in 2019. What I’ve found most helpful is letting myself cry when I’m sad (it sounds so basic but most of us try and distract ourselves from the grief and sorrow) and also focusing on the deep love that is still there. My mom knew I’d be the one to clean out her apartment after she died. She requested to go into hospice in May of 2019 and was remarkably accepting of the dying process. She left a note for me to find in the top drawer of her writing desk that said, “Remember darling, I’m simply no longer in physical form but I’m with you - truly.” I continue my relationship with her as the love will always be there. I highly recommend the book Bearing the Unbearable by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore- she’d be a phenomenal guest on your podcast.

From the Eighth Floor ,

Facing What’s Left Behind

Fascinating. Lovely. Heartbreaking. You never know what someone is going through, regardless of their station in life. What a wonderful, complicated woman Gloria Vanderbilt was. Thank you for sharing these remembrances, Mr Cooper.

TishLJ ,

So real

Anderson Cooper clearly has a privileged life, out of reach for all but a very few, but his life experiences are real, and he can talk about them in a genuine and raw way. He lost his mom and has these sweet small boys. I lost my mom and then soon my dad when my children were also really young. I can so relate to the emotions while going through his parents’ and brother’s things, trying to figure out what to keep, what will the kids want or be interested in… Like me, he had close relationships with his family, and that comes through powerfully. I highly recommend this to everyone. If you have never lost someone close to you, you will sometime. Thanks Anderson, and I’m so sorry for your great losses.

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