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.

27 épisodes

30 avril 2020
Bryson seems like a perfectly healthy baby. But soon doctors confirm his parents’ worst fears: something is wrong with Bryson’s brain. Despite dozens of tests over nearly a decade, doctors come up empty in their efforts to find a diagnosis. Then one day, everything changes. Scientists working at the cutting edge of genetics believe they know what's causing Bryson's disease — and think it could be reversed. Here’s the first episode of the new CBC Podcast, Unlocking Bryson’s Brain. More episodes are available at hyperurl.co/unlocking.  
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24 février 2020
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11 janvier 2015
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. 
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3 février 2015
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.
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23 février 2015
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.
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22 mars 2015
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.
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16 avril 2015
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.
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11 mai 2015
This episode is a little departure. In it, Tally goes looking for a teacher who had a huge impact on her life and career. 
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11 juin 2015
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.
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10 juillet 2015
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.
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27 août 2015
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".
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8 mai 2016
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!
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11 avril 2017
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?
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18 avril 2017
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?
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25 avril 2017
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.
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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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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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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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23 janvier 2019
What happens on stage to set in motion comedian Jason’s Weem’s first day back story?
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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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