We're All Going To Die, Anyway

We're All Going To Die, Anyway

What makes a good life? Is it money? Fans or followers? Health? Success? Having a family? Creating a spiritual practice? “We’re All Going To Die, Anyway” is a podcast and video series hosted by cultural expert, speaker, and consultant Jess Weiner. After twenty-five years as a self-made entrepreneur and CEO advising brands on better representing people in their media, marketing, advertising, and workforce, Jess has broadened her work to help others explore what it means to create a Good Life on their own terms. Together with inspiring guests, Jess will joyously delve into conversations about life, death, and everything in between, exploring what it means to live urgently, and asking: “What is the life you’ve always wanted to create that you’ve avoided creating?" As we are being called right now to consider what is essential and necessary in our lives, the world as we know it is changing—and so can we.... Show More

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September 16, 2020 60 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with writer, poet, and artist Megan Baca. Though at the beginning of the conversation, they start as strangers, they soon discover so many similarities about their creative passions, the emotional trauma of childhood bullying, and learning how to “reparent” yourself later in life.

Megan candidly shares her struggles to fit into a world that didn’t appear ready to accept her for her extroverted, talka...

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September 16, 2020 61 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with her longtime friend, writer, author and media strategist, Jennifer Romolini. If Jenn had a superpower it would be calling out bullshit, helping people see the value in their “weirdness,” and  leaving the world a better place for the next generation.

In this convo, Jenn opens up about her complicated childhood being raised by teen parents and how it has informed her own relationship to motherhood...

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September 9, 2020 64 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with two stellar cast members from Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series -- Frankie Rodriguez and Joe Serafini. They dive into conversations surrounding breaking into Hollywood, the necessity and desire to always lead with kindness, and how you’re never too young to utilize your success for advocacy and platforms you believe in.

Both Joe and Frankie are portraying an iconic gay c...

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September 2, 2020 72 min

In this episode, Jess and her husband, Felipe, sit down for a second interview after grappling with two recent and devastating losses in his family: The passing of his mother, Rosario (age 72) and his brother José (age 40), who both succumbed to COVID-19 within five days of each other.

Recorded exactly one month after they passed, Felipe discusses the very real, very raw range of emotions that he continues to navigate while grievin...

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September 2, 2020 63 min

In perhaps her most personal episode yet, Jess sits down for a candid conversation with her husband and acclaimed woodworker, Felipe Lopez. It’s their first public interview together and they delve into Felipe’s upbringing in Mexico City, the loss of his cousin to HIV/Aids, and of course, the journey of their relationship as a couple who married later in life and are childless by choice.

Felipe, a self described feminist, bravely s...

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August 26, 2020 55 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with her friend, kickboxer, stuntwoman, celebrity trainer, and former WWE Pro Wrestler Kendra Smith. While Kendra’s background and expertise lean heavily on physical abilities, her spiritual transformations throughout her life and career leave no doubt that a quest for The Good Life always starts from the heart.

They discuss how Kendra witnessed heartbreaking deaths as a child and how that impacted t...

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August 19, 2020 99 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with the daring and provocative writer Rebecca Woolf to discuss how she coped with death and parenting through the very real, very raw side of grief. 

What would you do if you were preparing to separate from your husband or partner and they are diagnosed with terminal cancer? Oh, and you have four kids together. Rebecca chose not to run from the complicated journey unfolding before her and in this no...

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August 12, 2020 72 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with Alex Jackson, a gifted musician, singer, and one of her closest friends. Alex has performed all over the world, including at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil and for (our forever) President Barack Obama at the White House.

She comes from an incredible family legacy. She is the daughter of Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first Black mayor and the first Black mayor of any other major city in the South. ...

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August 3, 2020 79 min

In this episode, Jess sits down with 19-year-old Joshua Bassett, star of Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” In addition to his immense talent as a singer-songwriter and actor, Josh’s curiosity, humility, and energetic ability to tap into his own personal growth serve as a reminder that you’re never too young to investigate what it means to live The Good Life - a life you love on your own terms!

Jess and J...

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In this episode, shot on location at the Brentwood School’s “It’s Our Turn” Young Women’s Conference, Jess sits down with Aerie Role Model and NEDA Ambassador Iskra Lawrence, and activist, speaker, and Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Iskra shares her surprising thoughts on finding out she’s becoming a mom for the first time, and Ibtihaj opens up about leaving a legacy and the recent loss of her older sister. This thoughtful, hea...

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July 27, 2020 66 min

In this episode, shot on location in Brooklyn, NY, Jess sits down with Tiff McFierce, who most certainly lives up to her name! Tiff is a motivational maestro, combining meditation and music to host wellness retreats and programs worldwide. She is the first African American female resident DJ at Madison Square Garden and a staple in the musical team for the NBA’s New York Knicks.

Jess and Tiff’s passion for social justice and person...

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July 22, 2020 97 min

In this episode, Jess and Zuri discuss the loss of Zuri’s father in the midst of a pandemic, what it’s like to celebrate someone in a virtual funeral, and how to harness joy, love, and liberation even in uncertain times. Zuri talks about the power of portraying the character of Malika on Freeform’s hit show, “Good Trouble,” based on real life activist and author, Patrice Cullors of the Black Lives Matter movement, and how she start...

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July 22, 2020 48 min

In this episode, Damone and Jess -- who have shared a friendship spanning over 20 years -- talk about everything from the devastating loss of his mother soon after his wedding, to bucking stereotypes and discrimination in Hollywood, to the painful climb of a beauty pioneer creating a self-made successful business of shaping the brows of some of the world’s most famous faces, including Oprah, Madonna, Beyoncé, and Rihanna.

Oh -- and...

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July 22, 2020 81 min

In this inaugural episode, Jess and Sara discuss the importance of how now -- more than ever before -- we have to protect our mental health, re-examine our dreams, and use our art and creativity to be in service of others. It’s this commitment to service that really guides Sara’s incredible body of work: From her widely successful hit "Love Song,” to the smash Broadway debut, “Waitress,” to her recent partnership with Apple as ...

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What makes a good life?

Is it money? Fans or followers? Health? Success? Having a family? Creating a spiritual practice?

Hosted by cultural expert, speaker, and consultant Jess Weiner, “We’re All Going To Die, Anyway,” is a podcast and video series dedicated to embracing the joy and urgency of living a good life.

Jess, along with her inspiring guests, will joyously delve into conversations exploring what it means to live urgently a...

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