FYI — Media Request (October 2019)
Hello from New York Public Radio–my name is Anabel, and I produce a podcast at our station called Death, Sex & Money. We’re an interview-based show about the things that are so hard–but so necessary–to talk about. I found this community (like others, I assume) through the 2017 New Yorker piece, and am grateful that Maryann has agreed to post this on my behalf.The topic of accidental death is something that I’d really love to talk about on our show–I’m sure there are listeners in our audience who have had this experience and would feel less alone to hear a conversation about it reflected in our programming. So I’m reaching out to see if anyone here would like to speak to our host, Anna, about their experience of becoming a CADI. Our interviews are empathetic, personal, and courageous–with the goal of bringing honest conversation to topics that are often left out of polite discussion.
If you’re interested in sharing your story or would like to know more about our program, I’d love to speak with you. You can get in touch with me at email@example.com–and you can find out more about Death, Sex & Money and hear the kinds of conversations we have at deathsexmoney.org.
Are you interested in sharing your experience as a CADI?
Please share your answers to one or more of the following questions:
- What is the one piece of advice you wish you’d received after becoming a CADI?
- What were some of the most important ways that friends or family helped/supported you after your accident?
- What books, movies, websites or other resources were most helpful to you?
I will compile the responses and add them to the site. Thanks!!
Here is some writing that describes my experience as a CADI.
Please contact me with your own stories and responses. How was
your experience similar or different?
NPR Commentary, 2003 (after the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market
Los Angeles Times Op Ed Commentary, 2004
Jewish Journal “First Person” column, 2004
The Manifest-Station, Guest Post, March 11, 2015
Tikkun Magazine, April, 2016
New Yorker article about accidental killers by Alice Gregory, September 18, 2017
A guest blog post for LA Walks, November, 2017
Radio interview for the BBC Outlook, January 2018
Article excerpted from radio interview for BBC, January 2018
Radio interview for the BBC Ulster Sunday Sequence, January 2018
Article about accidental killing in Glamour Magazine, March 2018
Jonathan Izard’s radio documentary for BBC4, Meeting the Man I killed
Television episode (Insight) for Australia’s SBS, April 2018
Interview transcript on the Seven Ponds website, June 2019
Maryann’s TEDXUCLA talk, May 2019
First person from other CADIs:
David Peters’ article in The Guardian, November 29, 1918: What Happens to Your Life After You Accidentally Kill Someone?
Shane Snowden’s article in Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2017, No Rescue