A show about what becomes possible when we look at hardships differently. Lucy Kalanithi—physician, storyteller and widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air—shares personal reflections, poetry, and deep conversations. Join us to explore transformations around loneliness, the myth of the ideal nuclear family, climate crisis, and more.
On Resistance and Acceptance with Ady Barkan & Rachael King
When you’re facing hardship, how do you choose whether to accept or resist? How do you cope when you know that resisting won’t change things? And how do you learn to live with that voice in your head, the one that hisses, “this just isn’t fair”?
In this episode, host Lucy Kalanithi is joined by progressive activist Ady Barkan, who is living with ALS, and his wife, English professor Rachael King. Ady founded the organization Be A Hero.
On Personal Narrative with Joanna Goddard
How do you walk the line between authenticity and oversharing? How do you write your own narrative? And when the truth is dark, or painful, or messy, how do you balance honesty with self-preservation?
In this episode, host Lucy Kalanithi is joined by her twin sister Joanna Goddard, founder of the daily women’s lifestyle site Cup of Jo.
On Loneliness with Vivek Murthy
Is loneliness something we each have to handle alone? Or is it so common that we could see it as a public health issue? Does being lonely mean you're uncool or unlovable? Or is it a natural signal, like hunger or thirst?
In this episode, host Lucy Kalanithi is joined by Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States.
Welcome to Gravity, a new podcast from Wonder Media Network about what becomes possible when we look at hardships differently.
Thoroughly enjoyed this podcast!
Lucy’s soothing voice and the interesting subjects really made me stop and listen. I love the poetry too!
Sister podcast next!
You and Joanna should do a podcast together! Really enjoyed the episode! Would love to hear more from you both!
Earnest and smart, waiting eagerly for more
Loved loved the first two episodes
Can’t wait to get more from Lucy
I had read her writing previously - as well as the writing from her first two guests. But having them in conversation, very well thought out conversation & dynamic - was a joy. I can’t wait for future episodes.
The poem with each podcast read by a different not-guest is also excellent. I love how Lucy shared how important poetry is to her each time.
Thankyou for putting this out there and please keep making it :)