First Day Back

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First Day Back is a documentary podcast series about people facing and trying to overcome life’s most challenging moments.  Each season, host and creator Tally Abecassis tells the story of someone attempting their own personal comeback.In 2019, First Day Back is back. On May 3rd 2017, comedian Jason Weems collapsed on stage from an asthma attack. His heart stopped beating for a full 5 minutes. Jason was lucky enough to be revived by a member of the audience.  Now the Baltimore comedian is dealing with his death the only way he knows how: by making jokes about it. Jason wants to turn these jokes into a 1 hour special that he hopes will make him a household name. For the past year, Tally Abecassis and the First Day back team have been following the life and career of Jason Weems, a man who lives and died for comedy.

25 épisodes

27 février 2019
We follow Jason in the hours leading up to the taping of his much-anticipated special. The excitement builds as his friends and family all gather at the theater. When Jason steps onto that stage, will he have transformed his near death experience into something meaningful?
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27 février 2019
We follow Jason in the hours leading up to the taping of his much-anticipated special. The excitement builds as his friends and family all gather at the theater. When Jason steps onto that stage, will he have transformed his near death experience into something meaningful?
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20 février 2019
There’s one month to go before Jason is set to perform his new special and the pressure is on.
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20 février 2019
There’s one month to go before Jason is set to perform his new special and the pressure is on.
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13 février 2019
It seems like asthma is always with Jason Weems. In this episode, Jason's constantly being confronted by health scares - on stage, at home, even with his family. But at every turn, he surprises Tally with his resiliency.
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13 février 2019
It seems like asthma is always with Jason Weems. In this episode, Jason's constantly being confronted by health scares - on stage, at home, even with his family. But at every turn, he surprises Tally with his resiliency.
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6 février 2019
Twelve years into his comedy career, what keeps Jason hopeful that his big break will still happen?
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6 février 2019
Twelve years into his comedy career, what keeps Jason hopeful that his big break will still happen?
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30 janvier 2019
How do you build a career in comedy? Jason takes us through his journey and how a childhood filled with health issues drove his desire to be the funniest man in the room.
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30 janvier 2019
How do you build a career in comedy? Jason takes us through his journey and how a childhood filled with health issues drove his desire to be the funniest man in the room.
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23 janvier 2019
What happens on stage to set in motion comedian Jason’s Weem’s first day back story?
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23 janvier 2019
What happens on stage to set in motion comedian Jason’s Weem’s first day back story?
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9 janvier 2019
Listen to the trailer for the new season of First Day Back, the story of comedian Jason Weems trying to come back from his own death.
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28 février 2018
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=2Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=172342
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16 mai 2017
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.
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16 mai 2017
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.
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9 mai 2017
Six years after Gerry’s death, close friends from Lucie’s past make a startling accusation. How will Lucie cope?
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9 mai 2017
Six years after Gerry’s death, close friends from Lucie’s past make a startling accusation. How will Lucie cope?
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2 mai 2017
Even as Lucie reconnects with family and spends more time outside the transition house, she finds herself increasingly isolated.
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2 mai 2017
Even as Lucie reconnects with family and spends more time outside the transition house, she finds herself increasingly isolated.
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