This episode discusses suicide and death and deals with loss in a humorous way. If you’re not in an emotionally stable place to listen, please do not.
Recorded three days after his death, there's no music and no guest. Just two people eating a lot of Hi-Chews and trying very hard to find a reason to laugh.
Read Helen Rosner’s essay about Bourdain (The New Yorker).
How to get help: In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.
Topics: Twelve-Hour Sudafed. The Interesting People Party. The Special People's Club. Shrimp on a white carpet. Monologues. Loverboy. Crosnes. Veggie Burgers are awesome. Silliness is our theme. Choke me out.
Topics: Blintzes. Mustard. Dairy Queen Blizzards. Friendships. Matthew McConaughey. A double order of shrimp. And Unfuck My Life, Anthony Bourdain.
Hosts: Laurie Woolever and Chris Thornton
Our executive producer (and Laurie's boss) Anthony Bourdain stops by so Chris can demand an apology for getting attacked by monkeys.
Later, Jen Agg talks about owning The Black Hoof, Grey Gardens, Rhum Corner, and Cocktail Bar in Toronto and Agrikol in Montreal, and her book, I Hear She's a Real Bitch, along with dick pics, vegan buttholes and ketchup chips.
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Laurie wanted to study English in college but shifted to what she then thought was a more practical choice. Now she's a writer. In our conversation Laurie shared how she built a career around her ability to communicate and her love of food. She also came up at a time when publishers were rapidly experiencing the effects of technology so she had an interesting perspective on how the industry has changed.
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