Episode 49

Published on:

19th Sep 2023

AYD Weekly | The Suicide Machine

The suicide machine is on; the suicide machine is turning. I know its sound, the sound of its engine: I grew up in a suicide city. I was ten, eleven, and twelve, in a place named Leominster, in Massachusetts, where the suicide machine ran strong between 1984 and 1986. This is the story of what happened back then, and it is potentially the start of a new chapter regarding how we tell ourselves such stories in the present. A heavy episode. Please make choices that are healthy for yourself if these topics are not suitable and safe for you at this time.

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All Your Days
A podcast about creativity, art, work, crisis, and persistence.
'All Your Days' is a weekly podcast and newsletter featuring conversations, essays, reviews and roundups with a focus on creativity, art, work, crisis, persistence, and how creative lives transform over time.

Host: James O'Brien

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James O'Brien

James O’Brien is a studio recording artist who toured the U.S. and the U.K. from 1998–2004 playing politically aware rock and roll, sometimes solo and sometimes with a band. In 2017, after a 13-year hiatus, he began to release new material again, and in 2022 he became the host of 'All Your Days — The Podcast'.