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Mo Rocca follows the world of the living as correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, panelist for Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me, and host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation.

His other beat is the departed. He is host of the Mobituaries podcast, now in its second season. In it, Rocca tells stories of people and things that have passed through this earthly plain with too little notice, and uncovers little known facets of iconic figures who did get a lot of ink.


The list of officer-involved deaths is long, and have revived questions about law enforcement reform.  On Second Thought spoke with Civil Rights Attorney, Chris Stewart, and former DeKalb County Director of Public Safety, Cedric Alexander, to discuss why these incidents continue to take place and what efforts are being take to reform the system.


Joy Harden / Therapy for Black Girls

African Americans are 10% more likely to report experiencing serious mental health problems than their white counterparts, according to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Even when people have the resources to access professional help, they might not find psychologists who look like them or share their experiences.

The podcast Therapy for Black Girls promotes mental and emotional wellness for African American women. It offers resources on topics like anxiety, body image and perfectionism. Joy Harden, an Atlanta-based psychologist, hosts the podcast. She joined On Second Thought to discuss her work and the podcast's evolution since 2017.

 


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Kay Powell is not easily spooked. The veteran reporter and longtime obituaries editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is known as "the doyenne of the death beat." She recently shared on an episode of WNYC's podcast, "Ten Things That Scare Me," that it's not the great beyond she fears, but the great decline.

 

The podcast invites listeners to expose their 3 a.m. ruminations with the rest of the world, which producer Daniel Guillemette said builds people's collective sense of empathy. He and Powell joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the rational and irrational fears people share on the show.

 

Lizzy Johnston

Caroline Ervin and Cristen Conger said they were "printed word nerds" in college and both worked on University of Georgia's esteemed Red and Black newspaper. They reunited years later as hosts of the How Stuff Works podcast, "Stuff Mom Never Told You." Now, they've launched their own podcast, published a book and started a media company.

Ervin and Conger joined "On Second Thought" to discuss founding Unladylike Media, the stories that excite them and the importance of highlighting women's voices and experiences.


Joy Harden / Therapy for Black Girls

African-Americans are 10 percent more likely to report experiencing serious mental health problems than their white counterparts, according to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health. Even when people have the resources to access professional help, they might not find psychologists who look like them or share their experiences.

The podcast, "Therapy for Black Girls," promotes mental and emotional wellness for African-American women. It offers resources on topics like anxiety, body image and perfectionism. Joy Harden, an Atlanta-based psychologist, hosts the podcast. She joined "On Second Thought" to discuss her work and the podcast's evolution since 2017.

The Lonely Hour / https://www.thelonelyhour.com/

Julia Bainbridge's podcast, "The Lonely Hour," aims to normalize loneliness as a part of everyday life. Her podcast tells the stories of people all over the country, including Bainbridge herself, who grapple with loneliness and isolation. People discuss loneliness in the context of motherhood, traveling alone, being the only person of color in an office and living as a hermit.

Bainbridge spoke with "On Second Thought" about her inspiration for the podcast and the lessons she's learned from carving out a space for connection in an increasingly busy world.

We're getting close to the high school football championships time, then College Bowl games and finally Super Bowl LIII right here in Atlanta. Whether you follow the game or the traditions that surround it, Jon Nelson has the play-by-play.

He joined "On Second Thought" to discuss upcoming games and his podcast, "Football Fridays in Georgia."


"On Second Thought" took a break from election coverage to hear from creatives all over Georgia about their work and what inspires them. We spoke with documentary filmmakers about "The Wanderer," a new GPB documentary about the penultimate slave ship to land in the U.S.. We also heard from Kalena Boller, whose GPB podcast, "The Credits," debuts today. 

We spoke to a group of people who make the creative economy possible. Susanna Spiccia from Re:Imagine ATL, Mitch Martin from BMI and Jason Hoch from How Stuff Works all joined the conversation.   

                                                                                                                                    

"The Credits"

Atlanta is nicknamed the "Hollywood of the South." Kalena Boller is an Atlanta-based location manager on major film and television projects. She decided to launch "The Credits" podcast, now on GPB, to tell the stories of the hardworking people who are are behind the cameras.


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Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how it all comes together?

On my GPB podcast, "The Credits," we'll find out.

Georgia Innocence Project

In 2001, a jury in Georgia convicted 20-year-old Joey Watkins to life in prison for a number of charges, including murder. His case caught the eye of the Georgia Innocence Project, which contacted the hosts of the “Undisclosed” podcast. The show looks at criminal convictions where there’s room for doubt and Watkins’ case was perfect for coverage.