In Memoriam: Remembering Annie Goodman
I’ve got a treat for you today because my buddy Steve Goodman here with live in-studio. He is sitting about nine feet away, chomping at the bit to chat about all the shared things we find aggrieved, inane, downright agitating, and yet possibly hopeful. The man’s a mensch, first and foremost. He’s also a 30-year veteran TV producer and cybernetically engaged 1980’s trivia junkie. For this episode, he is here as the big brother and caregiver to his sister, the late Annie Goodman, my co-host on The Stupid Cancer Show from 2013-2015. After we rant on about what the hell a lower-third is, we get real and talk about love, hope, strength, loss, grief, perseverance, Annie’s footprint, her impact, her legacy, and the sibling dynamic through thick and thin. Some of you may have heard Annie’s voice on the air with me back in the day. She was one of the kindest, fiercest, and most inspiring human beings I have ever known. Her loss was tragic, unnecessary, and will forever remain a permanent bookmark of grief for our community and for me. Please enjoy this tribute to my dear friend and partner-in-crime in the young adult cancer movement, the late Annie Goodman.