5.4 Bourdain

Season Five

This season I go back to my roots, and share some stories recorded in-studio. You’ll get one story per episode, along with a return of Paul’s Picks, where I share something I’ve been reading, watching, or listening to.

The Story

I didn’t realize just how influential Anthony Bourdain was to my life and writing. This story reflects on my own interactions with his work - both his television shows and his books.

Paul’s Pick

It only made sense to choose one of Bourdain’s television shows as this episode’s Paul’s Pick. However, I’d rather point to one of his books that I read after he died - Medium Raw. He writes openly about suicide and depression, and is insightful after the fact as he provides clues to his mental health struggles.

Podcast Partners

The live monthly event Stories We Don’t Tell has been my storytelling home for almost five years. To learn more, visit the website at storieswedonttell.org. The theme music is by singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan, check her out at officialarlene.com.

Listen and/or Read

Read a transcript of this episode on my blog. Listen to the episode with the player below.

Paul Dore