Julie Yip-Williams tried to stay as present and honest as possible as she watched herself die from Stage IV colon cancer. This series chronicles her process of preparing for her death and revisiting the events of her extraordinary life, through hours of intensely personal and revealing conversations. It is an immigrant story, a love story, and a ghost story. This series is a companion to her posthumous memoir, The Unwinding of the Miracle.
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Host & Senior Producer - Eleanor Kagan
Producers - Jess Hackel, Megan Tan
Editor - Joel Lovell
Executive Producers - Jenna Weiss-Berman, Max Linsky
Engineering/Sound Design/Additional composing - Hannis Brown
Original Music - Glasser
Artwork - Dadu Shin
Special Thanks - Henry Molofsky, Leila Day, Mark Warren, Andy Ward, Leigh Marchant
"A delicate collection of snapshots detailing Julie’s exceptional life and final moments. The listener sits ghost-like in the room as Julie’s friends and family gather to say their goodbyes. Her daughter flits in and out, showing off her new roller shoes. Her cousin blames her for pulling the “cancer card” to try and meet actor Gael García Bernal. And, in another magical conversation, Julie promises an old friend she will come back to him one day … as a fidget-spinner." - The Guardian
Hear a piece I produced about Julie for NPR's All Things Considered.
I also talked about the series on Call Your Girlfriend and Modern Loss.
Learn more about Julie Yip-Williams in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vulture, and on the Today Show.
Find praise for the podcast in the New York Times, Time, the Guardian, Thrillist, HuffPo, IndieWire, the Los Angeles Times, Bustle, The Sunday Post, Polygon, San Diego Entertainer, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, the BBC. Julie was named one of Spotify's Best Podcasts of 2019.