Episode 438: Purple Mountains
On August 7, 2019, beloved indie-rock poet laureate David Berman committed suicide, leaving his family, friends, and fans devasted. Purple Mountains, a sophisticated, sad, and often hilarious look at Berman’s interior and the world at large, is the final statement from an artist whose words and songs are stitched into the DNA of an entire generation. Join as we discuss Berman’s legacy, how depression and anxiety can crush us if we're not careful, and how an album that looks unflinchingly at the abyss can still offer hope in the darkest of nights.
If you are struggling, here are few of the many organizations you can reach out to. Please reach out.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Nuci’s Space
- Silence The Shame
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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