72 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

    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.



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    • 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.

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    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.

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    • 54 min
    Survivors

    Survivors

    “Gun violence survivor”– It’s an identity no one would ever want, but it describes more and more Americans these days. In the season three finale, we turn the spotlight on those who made it to the other side –– and are fighting back. Their goal? To make sure no one else has to endure what they did.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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.

    • 40 min
    PREMIUM: The Importance of Public Health Messaging

    PREMIUM: The Importance of Public Health Messaging

    Public health campaign expert and University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Joseph Cappella talks to us about the importance of messaging, and in particular, the messaging around COVID-19.

    What Can We Do to Stop the Shootings?

    What Can We Do to Stop the Shootings?

    Inaction in the face of gun violence is deadly. So what can we do? This week, we meet the gun violence prevention activists who believe real change is within reach and that we can sell it to the majority of Americans – even if it means playing hardball with the politicians and corporations in power. 





    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.
    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.

     

    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.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

billsnagabass ,

HEY! Listen to THIS!

I’m from the Deep South, most of my friends love their guns and if you even think the words “gun control” you’re an enemy. I wish they’d all listen to this podcast. I don’t care about your right to own a semi or automatic weapon because you enjoy target shooting, etc.
Kids are being killed, let’s do something, anything, EVERYTHING to try to figure this out. Even if it doesn’t work, let’s try everything but let’s start with SOMETHING

aaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ,

Every adult should listen

Found this podcast about a month ago and am blown away by all the seasons. The first season on the opioid crisis has given me a completely different perspective on heroin addiction and the people who suffer from this illness. The host and producer are incredible in their willingness to be vulnerable and brutally honest. Their season on gun violence is balanced and I wish all of the people who make decisions about gun legislation would listen. Truthfully I wish Stephanie could address these people directly!!!! Thank you Stephanie and Jess. I wish you both peace of mind and hope that you know how valuable your work is.

widnbrosnwhcne ,

Fascinating

I love this podcast, how real and true it is. Stephanie doesn’t shy away from any of it. I have learned so much about addiction that I never knew or understood, in general last day is just an amazing podcast all three seasons

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