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Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom

121 EpisodesProduced by Marcy Larson, MDWebsite

When pediatrician mom of three, Marcy Larson's 14 yo son, Andy, was killed in a car accident in 2018, she felt like her life was over. In many ways, that life was over, and a new one forced to begin in its place. Come alongside her as she works through this journey of healing. She discusses grief an… read more

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Episode 122: Liel's Dad

January 13th, 2022

55:22

I have a confession to make. I have been lying to you all for almost two and a half years now. In my defense, I did not know that I was lying so I …

Episode 121: Max's Dad

January 6th, 2022

53:43

Courageous. Brave. Strong. These are words that people often use to describe those of us who are bereaved parents. 'You're so strong! I could never …

Episode 120: Post-Christmas Chat

December 30th, 2021

58:07

Support from other grieving people can play such an integral role in our grief journeys. Being able to talk with people who 'get it' can bring us …

Episode 119: Godwinks with Gwen

December 23rd, 2021

1:06:07

What do yellow irises, a winter planter and a $10 bill have in common? They are all parts of amazing stories in today's podcast. The holidays are an …

Episode 118: Brogan's Mom

December 16th, 2021

57:36

When today's guest, Dana, lost her son Brogan in a freak accident at the young age of 10, people watching her from the outside might have thought …

Episode 117: Loving Life After Loss

December 9th, 2021

1:05:01

On the day that Marie's husband, Rob, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm, Marie's young son asked her a question through his tears, "Who will take care of us now?" Marie's answer was quick and definite. "I will. I will …

Episode 116: Emilia's Mama & Dada

December 2nd, 2021

1:04:48

From the first moments after baby Emilia was born, things did not go according to plan. The birth plan that was so carefully written, went completely …

Episode 115: Jacob's Sister

November 25th, 2021

57:21

"Grief is not an emotion; it is an experience." These are wise words from today's guest, words that I want to spread far and wide to anyone who will listen. Grief is not a feeling like happiness, sadness, anger or …

Episode 114: Grieving Through the Holidays

November 18th, 2021

1:01:57

It is heard both in song and in general conversation that this is 'the most wonderful time of the year.' For those of us who are grieving, however, …

Episode 113: Stevie's Mom

November 11th, 2021

56:51

Eight months ago, today's guest, Erin, got an unthinkable call while she and her husband had gone away for a weekend getaway - their previously …

Episode 112: Alexis's Mom

November 4th, 2021

1:01:38

I can honestly say that I enjoy talking to every single guest I have on the podcast. Every story is unique and special, and I always learn something, whether big or small. Many of my guests are inspiring and make me …

Episode 111: Davids's Mom

October 28th, 2021

56:01

When Liene's only child, Davids was killed at the age of 7, she didn't know how she and her husband would survive. Davids was their only child - …

Episode 110: Luc's Mom

October 21st, 2021

1:01:33

Like many young boys, Luc loved sports. He loved playing soccer and baseball and like every good Canadian boy, Luc loved hockey. His mom, Lianne, says that she thinks what he really loved was being part of a team. He …

Episode 109: Aviva's Dad

October 14th, 2021

55:36

Today's guest, Hans, says he 'prides himself on being a father first and foremost, cherishing every moment of his fatherhood journey.' Before bed each night, his children beg for their dad to make up another silly story …

Episode 108: David's Mom

October 7th, 2021

58:37

Parenting can never be described as easy, but parenting when your family is suffering after the death of a child is beyond difficult. Grief is …

Episode 107: Corey's Mom

September 30th, 2021

56:06

Nine years ago, when 6 week-old Corey was admitted to the hospital for generalized weakness, everyone assumed that he had some sort of infection. His …

Episode 106: Support: Who Do I Feel Better Around?

September 23rd, 2021

1:05:03

When someone asks you how you are doing, what is your response? I know that for most people, even bereaved people, the quick answer is, "Fine." (I learned today a great acronym for FINE - Feelings I'm Not Expressing.) …

Episode 105: Garret's Mom & Sister

September 16th, 2021

1:03:09

We have spoken many times over the past two years about the fact that there is no 'right way' to grieve and that different people grieve in very different ways, even if they are grieving the same person in the same …

Episode 104: Martin's Mom

September 9th, 2021

54:25

Live in the moment.

When Joni's son, Martin, was dying from cancer at the age of 18, the family asked him if he had any words of advice for his newborn baby sister. His answer, "Live in the moment." Those four simple …

Episode 103: Emmy's Mom

September 2nd, 2021

58:33

Emmy's Mom, Erin, knew her daughter was going to be a special girl from the moment she was born. Emily (known by her family as Emmy) was born on 8/03/03 at 3:08pm weighing 8 lbs 3oz in labor room 308. She quickly became …

Episode 102: Luke's Mom

August 26th, 2021

54:34

Today's guest, Laura, loves sharing the story of her son, Luke, and his amazing teen faith in God. Throughout all of his struggles with cancer, he never lost that faith. Luke always lived with an eternal perspective. He …

Episode 101: Nico's Mom & Wife; Juju's Grandma & Mom

August 19th, 2021

1:02:35

This episode of the Always Andy's Mom podcast focuses on relationships and loss. Today, I have the privilege to speak with two guests mourning the loss of two special people in their lives. Just over one year ago, …

Episode 100: Livestream with Marcy & Eric

August 12th, 2021

1:03:26

Two years ago, when I started the Always Andy's Mom podcast, I never could have imagined getting to episode 100. I remember Eric saving the first …

Episode 99: Miles' Mom

August 5th, 2021

1:04:25

Unlike all of my previous guests, when Miles' mom, Kate, first contacted me in January of this year, her sweet, almost 1 year old son, was still …

Episode 98: Meaning Making 2 (+ Bryson's Doctor)

July 29th, 2021

1:01:38

Over the past almost two years, I have interviewed dozens of bereaved parents. I have learned something from each and every one of them. All of them have done something they never thought possible after the deaths of …

Episode 97: Eliza's Mom

July 22nd, 2021

56:58

Imagine for just a moment that you are on a long-planned 'girls trip' to Las Vegas for a fun weekend with 10 of your closest friends from college. It …

Episode 96: Michael's Mom

July 15th, 2021

56:41

Marcie's son, Michael's, motto for life was as follows: 'The purpose of life is to help others through it.' Michael lived that motto every single day …

Episode 95: Grief Dreams

July 8th, 2021

58:25

Grief Dreams. What are they? What do they mean? Is it normal to have a grief dream? Is it normal not to dream of the deceased? These are questions that Dr. Joshua Black has been studying for  years now. Ever since he …

Episode 94: Daisy's Mom

July 1st, 2021

45:35

How can two girls who never met, had very little in common and who died 5 years apart bring two people together in friendship?

Daisy was a girl with a never-ending smile and a head covered with blonde curls. She was …

Episode 93: Berklee's Dad

June 24th, 2021

1:07:46

How do you go on when your whole world quite literally blows up in a second? When Shawn Maguire woke up one morning last September to make himself a …

Episode 92: Eleni's Mom

June 17th, 2021

1:07:15

For today's guest, Demetra, life changed the day her daughter was diagnosed with a rare condition called HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) at 7 years of age. Although many people live a long, happy life with …

Episode 91: Christian's Mom

June 10th, 2021

54:50

After her 16 year old son, Christian was killed in a car accident three years ago, Valerie was understandably devastated. She, like so many of us, …

Episode 90: Meaning Making

June 3rd, 2021

57:04

When Andy first died, I didn't want anything good to come from his death. I selfishly wanted everything about it to be 100% horrible. I didn't want there to be a silver lining. Perhaps that is why it annoyed me so much …

Episode 89: Joseph's Dad

May 27th, 2021

56:29

Dads are somewhat overlooked in the deaths of children in general, but this is especially true for stillborn deaths. Joseph's dad never got to meet his baby, Joseph, when he was alive. One day, when Lou's wife, …

Episode 88: Easton's Mom

May 20th, 2021

51:51

Easton's Mom, Alexandria, says that her young son, Easton saved her life not once, but twice. Theirs is a beautiful love story not unlike many …

Episode 87: Bryson's Mom

May 13th, 2021

1:06:13

'For some people, it takes 70 years for them to make an impact on the world; for Bryson, it took just 7.' - Amanda, Bryson's Mom

Over the past 20 …

Episode 86: Carly's Mom

May 6th, 2021

1:02:52

A butterfly lights beside us like a sun beam, and for one brief moment its glory and beauty belongs to our world. But then it flies on again, and …

Episode 85: Eesha's Mom

April 29th, 2021

58:16

Pregnancy with your first baby should be a fun, exciting time. For Farhana, unfortunately, this fun time lasted for only the first 22 weeks. It was …

Episode 84 - Ivan's Mom

April 22nd, 2021

1:03:12

Grieving the death of your child is horrific, but grieving it publicly is even worse. When Ivan died in his fraternity room while he was away at …

Episode 83: Alisha and Jason's Mom

April 15th, 2021

1:00:28

At first glance, Kelly's life seems incredibly scary after losing two of her four kids to tragic accidents eleven years apart. You may even think …

Episode 82: Sibling Grief

April 8th, 2021

1:01:31

Siblings are often referred to as 'the forgotten mourners.' People worry about the parents of a young person who dies. They worry about the spouse …

Episode 81: Bella's Dad

April 1st, 2021

49:42

'Any day that I get to talk about my child is a good day.' This is one of the many things that today's guest Jerry has learned from others when he has spoken to bereaved parents on his new podcast, 'The Nameless Minority

Episode 80: Levi's Mom

March 25th, 2021

56:08

Never in a million years did today's guest, Nicole, think that she could lose a child to drowning. She was a teacher and her husband, a physician. …

Episode 79: Eli's Mom

March 18th, 2021

59:11

When today's guest, Riley, learned that she was pregnant with twins after a two year struggle with fertility, she felt incredibly blessed. She went through 11 weeks of bedrest and went on to deliver two perfect, …

Episode 77: Andy's Mom & Charleigh's Grandma

March 4th, 2021

59:38

I felt an instant connection to today's guest, Maureen. The most obvious reason for this is that our sons share a name, Andy, and that they were both killed suddenly in tragic car accidents. Another similarity is due to …

Episode 76: TJ's Mom and Brother

February 24th, 2021

1:01:59

Mental illness and alcoholism often go hand in hand. When people struggle with depression and anxiety, turning to drugs or alcohol may seem like a …

Episode 75: Grief and Guilt

February 18th, 2021

1:02:34

As a working mom, I think I felt some type of guilt almost every day. I never felt like I was doing enough. I would feel guilty about not spending …

Episode 74: Daren's Mom

February 11th, 2021

59:08

'Paying it forward' is a phrase that is often used in our culture. Today's guest, Ann, says that has been the way she has always tried to live her …

Episode 73: Jimbo's Mom

February 4th, 2021

57:37

When friends were recently asked to talk about Carolyn's son, Jimmy (or Jimbo as many of his friends liked to call him), he was described as being a …

Episode 72: Ahsha's Mom

January 28th, 2021

1:03:03

Well-meaning people say these words to me all of the time - "You are so strong! I could never do what you do!" They mean that they admire me for what …

Episode 71: Robbie's Mom

January 21st, 2021

58:28

To say that losing a child is hard at any time would be a vast understatement, but losing a child while in the midst of a global pandemic adds a …

Episode 70: Rachel's Mom

January 14th, 2021

1:01:36

Michelle's daughter, Rachel, was just 17 years old when she died unexpectedly in a tragic accident. Packed in those 17 years, however, was a lifetime …

Episode 69: Jimmy's Mom

January 7th, 2021

54:17

On the home page of Salt Water's website, findyourharbor.com, there is a quote from Isak Dinesen which reads, 'The cure for everything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.' It goes on to explain these each in more …

Episode 68: What I Wish I Had Known

December 31st, 2020

59:38

As we come to the end of 2020, it is a universal joke that everyone wants this year to be over because of the global coronavirus pandemic. "Bring on 2021," they say, "when life can return to normal!" For grieving …

Episode 67: Messages of Hope

December 24th, 2020

1:00:13

For grieving people, Christmastime is undoubtedly, NOT 'the most wonderful time of the year' that is sung about in the classic song. I would say that …

Episode 66: Daryn's Mom

December 17th, 2020

59:45

In 2007, today's guest, Kim, had a pretty comfortable life. She was happily married with three beautiful young children. She had gone back to school …

Episode 65: Zach's Mom

December 10th, 2020

58:10

Today's guest, Robyn Karns, knows hardship - she has experienced abuse, widowhood, a miscarriage, and divorce, but 17 months ago, her life was …

Episode 64: Isla's Mom

December 3rd, 2020

1:03:17

I have long hated the analogy of going through  a war when someone is diagnosed with cancer. 'He's battling cancer.' 'She is a fighter.' 'They beat cancer.' Those phrases all indicate that if you are a strong enough …

Episode 63: Kevin's Dad

November 25th, 2020

1:04:08

Do people get little signs from God or from loved ones after they die? There are strong feelings on both sides of this issue. Many people tell you that this is impossible, and those people use very different points to …

Episode 62: Hannah Christine's Mom

November 19th, 2020

1:07:38

I have often thought how nice it would be if I could just wear a sign around my neck that said, "I am grieving. My child is dead. Be nice to me." I …

Episode 61: Intimacy after Child Loss

November 12th, 2020

55:31

Today's episode is far different than the average Always Andy's Mom episode. We dive into a topic that I never would have considered on my own. About …

Episode 60: Sydney's Mom

November 5th, 2020

53:04

For most of my adult life, I had claimed Romans 8:28 as my own personal Bible verse. 'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those …

Episode 59: Hannah's Mom

October 29th, 2020

57:18

Waiting is hard. Ask any 5 year old who is waiting for Christmas, a birthday or even traveling in the car on a road trip. They wait impatiently, …

Episode 58: Joey - Pregnancy After Loss

October 22nd, 2020

51:35

My regular listeners know that some of my biggest pet peeves as a bereaved parent are the well-meaning platitudes given by others to try to offer …

Episode 57: Hunter's Mom

October 15th, 2020

59:49

When Luna contacted me a few short weeks ago, sharing that her son, Hunter, had died suddenly while he was sleeping, my heart broke for her as it does whenever I hear these tragic stories. I thought about the grief …

Episode 56: Isaac's Mom

October 8th, 2020

56:38

When today's guest, Crystal, found out that she was pregnant at a young age, she says that she thinks many people thought that her life was over. In some ways, I guess it was, but not in the way they supposed. From the …

Episode 55: Chad's Mom

October 1st, 2020

47:03

All people who have lost a close family member will likely have experienced working with a funeral director in those first hours and days after the …

Episode 54: Gwen - grief-guide.com

September 24th, 2020

46:20

The days after Andy's death were such a blur to me. Information came at me from all directions. In those days leading up to what should have been his …

Episode 53: Melissa's Mom and Dad

September 17th, 2020

1:04:08

Until June 6, 2002, Dave and Sue Brannon had a life that many would envy. They had four beautiful children, a happy marriage, and a life that felt …

Episode 52: Emily's Hope Mom

September 10th, 2020

41:33

Living through the death of one's own child under any circumstances is certainly thought to be one of the most difficult events anyone could …

Episode 51: Chris' Mom

September 3rd, 2020

49:52

'I'm sorry. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to save your son.'

These words will sit with me for the rest of my life. I will never forget them, will never forget the regret and sadness in that paramedic's voice. …

Episode 50: Jordan's Mom

August 27th, 2020

48:26

Shame. Guilt. Fear of Judgment. Anger.

These are just some of the additional emotions that today's guest, Lisa, felt after the accidental overdose death of her son, Jordan, eleven years ago. As my listeners all know, …

Episode 49: Caleb's Mom at 1 year

August 20th, 2020

52:00

Birthdays, holidays and anniversaries are all incredibly difficult to live through after the death of your child. We dread them. We count the days …

Episode 48: Greg's Sister

August 13th, 2020

59:51

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the fact that I live in a grieving home, and I am continuing to raise my children in a grieving home and that there is nothing that I can do to change that. It is just not the …

Episode 47: Tamzyn and Jacque's Mom

August 6th, 2020

1:01:57

I will never forget the subject line of the email sent by today's guest, Charne, a few weeks ago. It simply read, 'Lightning Struck Twice.' Charne's journey with grief started 8 years ago when her youngest daughter died …

Episode 46: Adam's Mom

July 30th, 2020

59:43

Honestly, today's interview was a sort of scary prospect for me. I don't like thinking too far into the future. Ten years, twenty years, thirty years, even the idea of having that much time without Andy in my life and …

Episode 45: David's Dad

July 23rd, 2020

1:06:19

The words 'grief' and 'improv' are certainly ones that do not naturally seem to go together. When I think of grief, I think of extreme sadness. I might also think of guilt, anger or numerous other negative emotions. …

Episode 44: Rory's Mom

July 16th, 2020

57:02

One day, almost 3 year old, red-headed Rory was outside playing while on a family vacation to Florida. She suddenly fell to the ground and cried out. …

Episode 43: Finding Encouragement

July 9th, 2020

49:51

Strength and courage are two very powerful words. Those words conjure up images in my mind of a person physically strong and without fear, perhaps a …

Episode 42: Keyan's Mom at 3 Years

July 2nd, 2020

57:33

When I sat down to plan my summer podcast schedule, July 2nd stood out to me right away. July 2, 2017 was the day that Stephanie's daughter Keyan …

Episode 41: Johnny's Mom

June 24th, 2020

58:16

On the night 7 year old Johnny was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his mom asked him if he was scared. He said that he was and went on to say that he …

Episode 40: Dobbs and Reed's Mom

June 18th, 2020

57:45

Sometimes I end an interview just feeling better - better about myself, better about God and better about life in general. Today is one of those days and one of those interviews. The first thing a noticed when I started …

Episode 39: Emily's Mom

June 11th, 2020

55:49

Winter

 

Burgundy bushes

Forest green pines

Pale blue spruce

white, white snow shadows bruised from winters tussles

Oak leaves, stubbornly refusing to let go;

Clinging like a shriveled cluster of dried raisins

Green, …

Episode 38: Haddie's Mom

June 4th, 2020

54:09

Haddie was a happy, bright-eyed, inquisitive baby. Her smile would light up a room. She was more quiet than her older sister, described by her mom as …

Episode 37: What is Lament?

May 28th, 2020

42:54

What is lament and what does it mean to experience lament?

After Andy died, I would find myself on the floor in his room sobbing uncontrollably. …

Episode 36: Willow's Mom

May 21st, 2020

58:54

Today, I have the honor to introduce my listeners to my good friend, Willow's mom. I know her as Megan, but she shared that to so many people from 2012-2018, Megan was simply known as Willow's mom. She spent her life …

Episode 35: Anna's Mom

May 14th, 2020

59:48

Recently, I feel like my grief journey has been harder rather than easier. It is difficult to know why that is the case. Is it because it has now …

Episode 34: Dalton's Mom

May 7th, 2020

58:32

Today, I have the privilege to talk with Roni Lambrecht, the delightful, award-winning author of the book, Parenting at Your Best Without Regrets. …

Episode 33: Aria's Mom

April 30th, 2020

58:02

Upon opening Aria's mom's website, meganhillukka.com, the very first words read, 'One day, I was the mother of 3 children, then in one moment I …

Episode 32: Leart's Mom

April 23rd, 2020

58:01

On today's episode, I have the privilege to talk with Rezarta, Leart's mom. Leart died just this past November on the 21st from complications …

Episode 31: Ryan's Mom and Dad

April 16th, 2020

53:23

Ryan was almost 7 years old and on a typical father/son bike ride with his dad, Andy, when he was hit by a truck and killed while crossing the street …

Episode 30: Tatum's Mom

April 1st, 2020

53:02

Tatum was 13 months old when he died early Christmas morning just over three months ago. Much of Tatum's short life was spent in the hospital due to …

Episode 29: Grieving in a Pandemic

March 26th, 2020

57:09

After a week off due to the COVID pandemic and the stresses surrounding it, I decided to restart the podcast. I tried stuffing my grief down deep into myself, feeling like it was not important enough to give any …

Episode 28: Max's Mom

March 11th, 2020

57:04

Today on Always Andy's Mom, I talk with Shan, whose first-born son, Max, died at 15 months of age from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy. Max was a healthy, growing boy until having his first seizure at 8 months of …

Episode 27: Andy's Director/Charlie's Brother

March 5th, 2020

1:01:01

Music. It carries such emotion for me and so many others. I remember thinking even at a young age that Andy 'felt' music. When all three kids would …

Episode 26: Eddie's Mum

February 27th, 2020

49:12

In today's episode of Always Andy's Mom, we go international for the first time. My guest is Eddie's mum, Jennifer from the UK. Jennifer reached out to me over Twitter last month. It is her goal, as well as mine, to …

Episode 25: Anne Cathryn's Mom

February 20th, 2020

1:05:30

Episode 25. It is sort of hard to believe that I have met this milestone. Overall, I know that I just started publishing episodes 5 short months ago, but what has been accomplished actually blows me away. I now have …

Episode 24: Tommy's Mom

February 13th, 2020

57:52

Tommy was a joyful 2 year old with a contagious belly laugh. He always raced around the house and neighborhood chasing after his two older brothers …

Episode 23: Connor's Mom

February 6th, 2020

59:38

Today's episode of Always Andy's Mom is, for me, one of the most emotional episodes I have had to date. Connor's mom, Nan, describes him in a way that reminds me of Andy. He was the middle child of three, all born two …

Episode 22: Alec's Mom

January 30th, 2020

57:19

Today, I talk with Tara, Alec's mom, whose story is actually more similar to mine when compared to any of my guests so far. Alec, like Andy, was an …

Episode 21: Dustan's Dad

January 23rd, 2020

1:03:51

Today on Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom, I have the pleasure to speak with Dustan's Dad, Jason Colyer. Dustan was a very special young man who …

Episode 20: You're NOT going crazy!

January 16th, 2020

54:25

'I think I'm going crazy. I'm going crazy. I am definitely going crazy!' 

These are the thoughts that would go through my head starting several weeks …

Episode 19: Caleb's Mom

January 9th, 2020

1:03:31

Today, as I publish this episode, Crissy's beloved son, Caleb, has been gone for 150 days, having died by suicide last year on August 12th. Undoubtedly, these has been the longest, worst days of Crissy's life, of her …

Episode 18: Andy's Dad - A New Year

January 2nd, 2020

59:08

'Happy New Year' is a phrase that has been said a lot over the past day and a half all over the world. I used to throw that phrase around, too, along …

Episode 17: Messages of Hope

December 19th, 2019

1:01:11

To be honest, last Tuesday when I was scheduled to meet with other grieving mothers to record this episode, I was not feeling very hopeful at all. As …

Episode 16: Grief Reiki

December 12th, 2019

1:00:46

Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of the term, reiki. I noticed that I was being followed by a woman on Twitter, @GriefReiki. I began …

Episode 15: Alexander's Mom

December 5th, 2019

1:17:14

On today's episode of Losing a Chid: Always Andy's Mom, I talk with Alexander's Mom, Nancy. She is one amazing lady with an amazing sense of humor. I …

Episode 14: Derek's Mom

November 28th, 2019

1:05:42

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, a day in which we are supposed to feel grateful and thankful for all that we have. For a …

Episode 13: Camilo's Dad

November 21st, 2019

1:00:50

On today's episode of Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom, I talk to Camilo's dad, Doug Van Doren. Since recording the first episode with my husband Eric, I have only spoken with women, so it was nice to get another dad's …

Episode 12: Surviving the Holidays

November 14th, 2019

57:09

On today's episode, Gwen and I discuss the struggles of getting through the holidays with a heart that is grieving and broken. Grieving is hard work …

Episode 11: Nathan's Mom

November 7th, 2019

55:25

On today's episode, I talk with Michele Shedd, Nathan's mom. Michele knew from her 20 week ultrasound that her infant son had a condition that would …

Episode 10: James' Mom

October 31st, 2019

51:30

On this the last day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, I have a guest who understands this loss in ways that most people never will. Jessica Tosh lost her infant son, James, after just 2 months of life. …

Episode 9: Brooke's Mom

October 24th, 2019

57:10

On this episode of Losing A Child: Always Andy's Mom, I talk with Brooke's mom, Judy Breen. Unlike most of my previous guests, Judy's daughter, …

Episode 8: Eric's Mom

October 17th, 2019

58:43

Kim Harm's 19 year old son, Eric, looked like he had everything going for him. He was a smart, talented jazz pianist who had just finished his first …

Episode 7: Jenny and Angie's Sister

October 10th, 2019

1:08:43

On today's episode, I speak with my dear friend, Michele Thorson. Michele and I became friends shortly after I moved to Grand Rapids, 15 years ago. Michele's mother had recently died and my mother had died about 10 …

Episode 6: Jack's Mom

October 3rd, 2019

54:49

In today's episode, I speak with Jack's mom, Anna Whiston-Donaldson. Jack died in 2011 at the age of 12 in a freak flash flood while playing at a …

Episode 5: Gwen - The Early Days

September 27th, 2019

1:00:12

Today's episode is the first of several where Gwen and I discuss specific topics related to grief. We decided to start at the beginning, those horrible first few days after the death of a child or another loved one. …

Episode 4: Seth's Mom

September 22nd, 2019

59:24

In this Episode of Always Andy's Mom, I talk with Jolynn Van Wienen and hear the story of her son, Seth. Seth was killed in 2007 when he was 10 years …

Episode 3 - Keyan's Mom

September 15th, 2019

52:04


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August 29th, 2019

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A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://andysmom.libsyn.com/radiopublic

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

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Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens