Cocktail Banter, Episode 2 When The World Feels Upside Down: Talking About Tragedy

Cocktail Banter connects you with the best of politics and pop culture. It’s the podcast that gives you everything you need to know to be in the know.

This week, we're talking with Nathan Brisby, who works in New York as a disaster chaplain with the Red Cross.

In the U.S. and all around the world, headlines are filled with tragedy – from police shootings to terrorist attacks to natural disasters. These events are on our minds, but sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to talk about them.

Nathan shares insights about how to move beyond the fight or flight response that’s often the first thing to kick in after a tragedy. He shares practical advice about how to be present and experience loss in a way that will help us move beyond the isolation of grief.

In our conversation, I mention a quote from Rob Bell from this episode of the Robcast. If you haven't heard it yet, it's worth a listen.

If you're interested to learn more about the work of Disaster Chaplaincy Services, check out their website or connect with Nathan on Twitter