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C-TAC Board Member Lucy Kalanithi, MD, to Launch Podcast on Hardship

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, (left), interviewed activist Ady Barkan and his wife, Rachael, for her new podcast, “Gravity.”

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and a member of C-TAC’s Board of Directors, is developing a new podcast that addresses hardship as a part of life.

The podcast, “Gravity,” will explore how people live and cope with suffering in its various forms, taking a close look at how we face the complexities of life.

Dr. Kalanithi explains that the podcast will focus on “the stories we tell ourselves culturally and collectively, how we move forward – in everything from illness to breakups to loneliness to climate change.”

Earlier this month, the Washington Post published a preview of an interview which Dr. Kalanithi recorded with Ady Barkan. A longtime activist, Barkan has been living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2016. Their conversation delves into the effects of ALS on Barkan’s daily life as well as his return to activism. He is an organizer with the Center for Popular Democracy and his memoir, Eyes to the Wind, was published on Sept. 10.

For more information about “Gravity” and to sign up to be notified when the podcast launches, please click here.

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