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The One Who Got Away

20 EpisodesProduced by Oliver BlankWebsite

We all have a lost love, a forgotten friendship, or a missed connection. What would you say to the one who got away? If you have a message for the one who got away, call 718-395-7556. You might be featured on a future episode.

20 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

The One Who Got Away - Preview

April 3rd, 2018


A preview for The One Who Got Away, a new podcast about forgotten friendships, lost loves, and missed opportunities. The show is hosted by Oliver Blank and features original messages from callers all around the world.

If …

#01 The Stories We Tell

April 12th, 2018


This episode of The One Who Got Away is about the stories we tell. The stories we spin up as a relationship spins out of our hands. The stories we …

#02 Goodbye

April 25th, 2018


This episode of The One Who Got Away is about saying goodbye. Instead of just saying it, perhaps goodbye should always be heartfelt. Maybe every …

#03 Microscopic Infinities

May 9th, 2018


This episode of The One Who Got Away is about reaching out. There are times when the one who got away is not gone but just away. A plane journey away, a bus ride away, a phone call away, a microscopic infinity away. All …

#04 The Future

June 4th, 2018


This episode of The One Who Got Away is about changing the future. Dwelling on the past and sifting through our regrets can sustain the ache of loss. Perhaps moving on starts with letting go. Letting go of our mistakes …

Announcing Season 2 of The One Who Got Away

November 2nd, 2020


After a two year hiatus Oliver Blank is returning with new meditations on grief, loss, and longing. Each episode features calls from real people around the world, answering one question that connects all of us: what …

New Beginnings

November 17th, 2020


The opening episode of The One Who Got Away Season 2 finds Oliver reflecting on finding hope, and perhaps love, in the midst of a year filled with heartbreak and chaos.

Finding Hope

December 1st, 2020


We’re all exhausted with 2020: the rise of fascism, a global pandemic, and cops rioting too. Listening to messages from across the world, Oliver uncovers a little inspiration from this week’s callers.

Don't Let Go

December 14th, 2020


After a break-up or death or loss, we're often expected to grieve and move on. Is that what's best though? Surrounded by objects from past lovers, Oliver wonders if perhaps it's better to not let go of love. Perhaps …

Where Is Your Tipping Point?

December 28th, 2020


What tips over inside of us when we figure out that we've lost someone special? Oliver explores that moment of reflection when our minds start to race and our hearts begin to ache.

Your Deepest Fear

January 11th, 2021


When faced with fear, it's natural to want to turn away. After a deeply painful experience, Oliver decides to confront his fear.

Predict Your Future

January 26th, 2021


As humans, we're particularly skilled at worrying about the future. Oliver wonders if it's possible to harness that ability to predict new, better …

Just Let Go

February 8th, 2021


How do we show up for catharsis? Oliver is left breathless by an incredible and cathartic call from a daughter to her father.

Losing Yourself

February 23rd, 2021


What if the one who got away isn't someone else but it's actually you? Oliver makes a mistake, loses his temper, and loses himself in the process.

Get Intimate With Grief

March 8th, 2021


We move through life accruing grief and collecting loss, it's inevitable. Rather than avoiding loss, Oliver wonders if it's possible to get intimate …

What You Leave Behind

March 23rd, 2021


The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind. Grieving the death of a friend, Oliver reflects on what he will leave behind after he passes away.

How To Move On

April 6th, 2021


Sometimes a big decision catches up with us and it's time to move on. Oliver works through the process of a making an important life choice and saying goodbye.

Just Good Friends

April 18th, 2021


After you've shared so much of your love and yourself with someone, can you ever be just good friends? Oliver reflects on a great love and wonders if perhaps they are his one who got away.

You're Perfect As You Are

May 3rd, 2021


When we lose somebody close to us, who are we really grieving the loss of? Oliver realises that perhaps when we lose someone, we also lose a little bit of ourselves.

One Last Thing: Season 2 Bonus Episode

August 1st, 2021


Before the show returns for Season 3, Oliver is back a Season 2 special featuring unheard messages of love, loss, and heartbreak.

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