The holidays were a whirlwind of celebration and visitors - from Brad's first girlfriend, Bridget to the Fletcher Mafia crew to family who spent Christmas with us. In the last couple weeks, we threw an epic version of our annual Get Frosted party (our 7th!) and hosted an intimate, last minute New Year's Eve celebration. Aside from a couple scheduled check ups, we spent zero time in the hospital and had no emergency situations (a great way to finish out the year).
Corresponding Podcast Episodes:
Episode 44: Fletcher Mafia
Summary: Althea and Fabian - friends from the Fletcher School - talk about relationships and ambition with Brad, Dana, and Jeremy.
Episode 45: Updates with Brad and Dana
Summary: Brad and Dana update the listeners on the direction of Defending Your Life as they head into the New Year. They also do a quick update on Brad's health, including some revealing and somewhat scary news, after Brad's follow up with the Oncologist and Neurosurgeon.
Episode 46: High School Sweethearts
Summary: Brad’s first girlfriend, Bridget, visits and they talk about young love and their 20 year friendship.
Episode 47: Brad and Eliza
Summary: Brad and Dana's 4 year old niece, Eliza Dowling, expertly podcasts about Christmas in this short and sweet episode (and one of our favorites!).
Episode 48: Un-Grinched
Summary: On Christmas eve, Dana's sister, Margo, joins Brad and Jeremy to talk about Christmas and being called a grinch in the past.
Episode 49: Dana
Summary: Late night, after Christmas Eve’s Eve Celebrations, Brad, Jeremy and Margo talk about Dana and their impression on how she is handling the diagnosis.
Episode 50: Jeremy Solo
Summary: Jeremy reflects on the previous episode’s conversation regarding Dana.
Episode 51: Christmas!
Summary: Brad and Dana are joined by friends and family in this Christmas episode, hosted over their dining room table with loved ones.
Episode 52: Dana Solo
Summary: Dana reflects and reacts to the "Dana" episode (episode 49).
Episode 53: Transitions
Summary: Brad, Dana, and Jeremy reflect on transitions - both in life and in the podcast - as well as address using the podcast as a tool to discuss tough topics.
Episode 54: End of Year Reflections
Summary: In the last podcast of the year, Brad, Dana, and Jeremy talk about what they got out of the experience of podcasting and the direction of Defending Your Life moving forward.