Episode 91: Content Warning Part II–Alene’s Hard Pass

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In this episode, we continue what we began in Episode 90  and bring you Alene’s hard pass. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily suicide. Apologies for the poor sound quality, we didn’t feel like we would make it through this one again if we tried to re-record it.

Links
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Romeo and Juliet
Heathers
The Big Chill
Dear Evan Hansen
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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Dead Poets Society
Harold and Maude
Death With Dignity (right to die)
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Lost and Delirious
The Children’s Hour (play)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner (film)
In Bruges
13 Reasons Why (book)
U.S. News & World Report: Why Suicide Keeps Rising for Middle-Aged Men
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Fun Home (book)
Reuben, Reuben
A Single Man
Tumblr: Is There Suicide In It?
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Wikipedia: List of suicides in fiction
Wikipedia: List of suicides
Slate: Alone in the Dark: Why we need more children’s books about suicide and severe depression.
The Pact by Jodi Picoult
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Better Off Dead
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Captain America: The First Avenger
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Wonder Woman
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Musical Obsessions
Alene: “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler
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Anna: “Pynk” by Janelle Monae

Obsessions
Alene: Minerva by Marion Chesney
Anna: Fence comic by C. S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad

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Episode 90: Content Warning Part I–Anna’s Hard Pass

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The first of two episodes exploring the things that we don’t like to encounter in our books, television, movies, and more. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily cancer.

Links
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
Spoilers, Sweetie!
A Monster Calls (book)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (movie)
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Terms of Endearment
Deadpool
Stepmom
Midnight Sun
I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke
Our Gift of Love: Personal Stories of Breast Cancer Courage
Persevere: A Life With Cancer by Lisa Bonchek Adams
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Lurlene McDaniel
Mom’s Cancer by Brian Fies
Breaking Bad
Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Bad Day” by Daniel Powter
The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
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One Mississippi
I’m Just a Person by Tig Notaro
The Bold Type
Alexa and Katie

Musical Obsessions
Molto Allegro (Jupiter Symphony) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Over My Head (Cable Car)” by The Fray

Obsession
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Hannah Gadsby‘s Nanette