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A show about what becomes possible when we look at hardships differently. Lucy Kalanithi—physician, storyteller and widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air—shares personal reflections, poetry, and deep conversations. Join us to explore transformations around loneliness, the myth of the ideal nuclear family, climate crisis, and more.

Gravity | S1 Ep6

On Mortality and Meaning with Paul Kalanithi

Meaning. We know it when we see it or feel it, but what exactly is meaning? Why do we put so much importance on it? And how do we create it? In this episode, host Lucy Kalanithi revisits audio recordings of her late husband, neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi — who wrote the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air — to reflect on meaning and its underpinnings.



Season 1

Host: Lucy Kalanithi
Executive Producer: Jenny Kaplan
Producers: Maddy Foley, Lindsey Kratochwill
Production Assistant: Taylor Williamson
Editor: Rekha Murthy
Music: Rachel Wardell


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