First Day Back
By Stitcher and Tally Abecassis
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How do you come back from the worst thing you’ve ever done, when you don’t even remember doing it? First Day Back, the podcast about coming back from something that changes you, returns this season with the story of Lucie and Gerry — lovebirds who were together for 13 years, until the fall of 2010, when Lucie shot and killed him. Documentarian Tally Abecassis follows Lucie, as she deals with life after prison and the emotional aftermath of Gerry's death.
||CleanSeason 3 Update, and Introducing Dear Franklin Jones||We are hard at work on season 3 and are following another story that is unfolding as we speak. In the meantime, if you like First Day Back, check out Dear Franklin Jones by my friend Jonathan Hirsch. Growing up, Jonathan’s family was a little different. They followed a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. Join Jonathan on a journey to find out what really happened. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones, a new documentary podcast from Stitcher. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones in your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-franklin-jones/id1348032695?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=172342||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Refuge (Season 2, Episode 6)||Lucie obsesses over Gerry’s death, her regret about what she did and her inability to remember what happened the night she killed him. How will she find some sliver of peace? Her search for forgiveness leads her to an unlikely source.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Doubters (Season 2, Episode 5)||Six years after Gerry’s death, close friends from Lucie’s past make a startling accusation. How will Lucie cope?||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLucie Island (Season 2, Episode 4)||Even as Lucie reconnects with family and spends more time outside the transition house, she finds herself increasingly isolated.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Transition House (Season 2, Episode 3)||Once Lucie gets her day parole from prison, she has one foot in the correctional system and the other in the regular world. She gets tiny rations of freedom in the transition house where she lives, but she soon realizes her crime is going to follow her wherever she goes.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prelim (Season 2 Episode 2)||Lucie is charged with first-degree murder after police arrive at her home and find her husband shot dead. She hires a top lawyer, but there’s one huge problem: How do you defend yourself when you have no memory of what happened?||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLovebirds (Season 2 Episode1)||Lucie and her husband Gerry were together for 13 years. People called them lovebirds. Until the fall of 2010, when she shot and killed him. And here's the thing: Lucie has no memory of killing him. This season on First Day Back, how do you come back from the worst thing you’ve ever done when you don't even remember doing it?||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: First Day Back Season 2||First Day Back returns this season with the story of Lucie and Gerry, lovebirds who were together for 13 years. Until the fall of 2010, when Lucie accidentally shot and killed him. And here's the thing. She has no memory of killing him. Lucie's story isn't just about what she did, it's about the aftermath. How does she come back from the worst thing she's ever done, when she doesn't even remember doing it? Season 2 of First Day Back debuts April 11, with new episodes out every Tuesday.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Death and Space Clouds (Season 1, Episode 10)||A short piece for Mother’s Day. Something different that is not part of the First Day Back storyline. Stay tuned for details on Season 2!||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGenerations (Season 1, Episode 9)||What happens when Tally's life starts mirroring the subject of her film? Also she talks to a 97 year-old woman and a Millennial who both reject the idea of "having it all".||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Stories (Season 1, Episode 8)||In this episode, listeners sent in recordings of themselves talking about work, parenthood and, how hard it is to know what to do with your life, with kids or without.||7/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood News, Bad News (Season 1, Episode 7)||Tally gets news about her film project, compares notes with a friend who didn’t have kids, and hears about her youngest son’s turnaround.||6/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSearching for Sally (Season 1, Episode 6)||This episode is a little departure. In it, Tally goes looking for a teacher who had a huge impact on her life and career.||5/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurveball (Season 1, Episode 5)||In this episode, Tally meets her old producer, who cautions her that she is re-entering a different documentary industry than the one she left and Tally’s son Jack throws her a curveball.||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear and Insecurity in Las Vegas (Season 1, Episode 4)||An episode about creativity and insecurity. Questions are raised about Tally's ability to jump back in after 6 years off and she talks to a painter who says some things she is afraid to say.||3/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatti Smith Made Me Feel Better (Season 1, Episode 3)||What's the difference between taking time off to take care of your kids versus taking that time to travel the world? Tally and her producer discuss it. Also, Patti Smith knows about mothering.||2/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Discussion is Retro (Season 1, Episode 2)||Tally looks at gender roles in hers and other households and asks her father what feminism means to him. Spoiler alert: he has no clue.||2/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Back Out There (Season 1, Episode 1)||In which Tally lays out her situation and tries to jump-start her filmmaking career, asking big questions to her family members along the way.||1/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny, thoughtful, and touching. Well worth a listen!
As a new mom, I found this podcast totally relatable as it explores the very real questions and challenges of modern motherhood, and whether the seemingly impossible feat of working and raising children simultaneously is possible without losing your mind or heart.
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The narrator has a light and lilting voice, sprinkled with doses of wit and charm. This is a well-written, well-presented, entertaining and amusing series. Enjoy it!
I loved this. Gave great insight into a mom's dilemma. Thought-provoking but also entertaining.