When Bad Things Happen

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In this episode, the Sugars grapple with a difficult question — how do we make sense of the fact that very bad things can happen to people who have done nothing wrong? They take letters from a visual artist who has just learned he is losing his sight, and from a woman whose life has been transformed by her daughter's life-threatening condition.

Show notes

[0:22] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.

[2:40] "Book Of Job," Wikipedia page.

[7:17] "Blindness," Jorge Luis Borges, "Seven Nights," 1984.

[13:18] "I See A Darkness," Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "I See A Darkness," 1999.

[18:28] "The Almond Tree," Jon Stallworthy, "Rounding the Horn: Collected Poetry," 1998.

[29:46] "The Still Point Of The Turning World," Emily Rapp, 2014.

[31:56] "Let It Be," Nick Cave, "I Am Sam," 2002.

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