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So I got this email the other day:
I am a fan. I listen to your podcasts with Jennifer. I would like you to contact Emmet Till. It would interesting to hear what he has to say.Thanks. Regards, Kathie" I wrote to her that the podcast is controlled by our pal Luana Anders on the flipside, that she is in charge of the "guest list" as she's the one with the "clipboard." Imagine my chagrin, when today, Luana mentioned this question. Dear Kathie, Well, something unusual happened. Today during the podcast Hacking the Afterlife, Luana mentioned to Jennifer that "someone had asked me a question" that she wanted me to address. I thought of all the questions I get on Quora on a daily basis - and the only one that popped into my head was yours. So we interviewed Emmett today. It was emotional - hard to do - but like I say, I let Luana decide who the guest list will be. I tried to ask him the same questions I ask everyone - but my emotions overcame me. He's a courageous person to choose a lifetime that included the trauma he experienced. But I'll let him speak for himself. No one will ever believe that we've interviewed Emmett - but that's why we do this work, to show people how easy it is to do this on their own. I hope it helps someone somewhere. Best, Rich
Dr. King stopped by as well - we interviewed him a few times in "BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE FLIPSIDE" and I asked him all the questions I ask everyone. He was very profound and eloquent in his answers.
When we started the podcast, I knew we'd have to stop for about half an hour in the middle. As it turned out, it allowed me to look up a few details about him (while Jennifer worked with a client).
We do this podcast to help people who are suffering with pain and grief - including those who knew the Till family, who to this day suffer over his loss - and to the millions who will be moved by his story yet again when the film comes out. I hope it's a good film, but I appreciate Emmett allowing us to chat with him today.
Again - hope this helps someone to converse with their own loved ones on the flipside.