In this episode, Jordon talks with Filmmaker Molly Gandour, who was just 10 years old when her 14 year old sister Aimee died of childhood leukemia. 16 years later, working in the film industry, Molly decided to make a documentary about her own discovery and ultimate ownership of her own experience of the facts that lead to the death of her sister. The film, Peanut Gallery, follows Molly back to her childhood home as she begins to talk with her parents very openly about what happened. The film has intimate conversations at home, at the dinner table as well as family therapy sessions, and features the kind of archival footage that most families have.
In this interview, Jordon and Molly cover a lot of topics related to sibling grief, as well as what it's like to tell ones story publicly.
Follow Molly on Twitter @PeanutGallery94
Check out the trailer and get up to date info on the film at PeanutGalleryDoc.com
In this Episode, Jordon sits down to talk with Comedian, Musician and Professional Poker Player Clayton Fletcher!
Clayton's father Ashton Fletcher, himself a well known and respected pillar of the Jazz community passed away 7 months ago, leaving behind a family that, although deep in grief, is also bolstered by having had such a magnanimous and joyful leader for so long.
We talk a lot about the structure of comedy, and how important it is to be present in one's life, regardless of the twists and turns that it takes, and to always be full of gratitude for the things that we have had.
Follow Clayton on Twitter @ClaytonComic
Find out more about the Ashton Fletcher Scholarship fund and when the next benefit show is at http://fletchermusicschool.bandcamp.com/
Happy 2016! In the same way that episode Zero was an introduction to the podcast, this interlude episode is just a year end review of the work I've done thus far, and an eye towards the future.
Thanks everyone for listening, and for continuing to help me expand my audience.
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