Gayle Saks-Rodriguez is the brains behind the long-running, ever-popular blog My Life in the Middle Ages. For the last decade, she's released one affecting essay after another, refusing to allow her mother's suicide to define her as much as she's said goodbye to her years-long friend who suffered from a saddening crystal meth habit. We were lucky to have some time to talk to Gayle about the fears and joys of parenthood, not to mention her sobering perspective on the recovery community. Artists in this episode include The Avett Brothers, Peter Gabriel & The Afro-Celt Sound System, will.i.am, Grimes, and The Beths.
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