Episode 21: Sarah Hepola

In our first interview episode ever (we swung for the fences, right?) Holly and I talk to Sarah Hepola, author of the New York Times Bestseller "Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank to Forget." Sarah's essays on culture have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Elle, The New Republic, Glamour, The Guardian, Slate, The Morning News, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor. We talked to her about the science of blackouts, what it was like to come out to the masses, dating in sobriety, and what's next.

I could go on and on about how surreal it was to do this interview after only starting our podcast 5 short months ago, how funny and great Sarah is, how miraculous it is that doing the thing I wanted to do very least in the universe (getting sober) got me doing the thing I wanted to do most in the universe (writing, creating, talking to people like Sarah Hepola) and how I'll just keep going and I hope you'll keep listening and reading and commenting and being amazing. I don't know. Holly said this is the coolest club she could be part of, and I couldn't agree more.

Photo credit: Zan Keith. Music by Radiation City.

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