Tiny Victories

Joan Didion in Less Than a Day

Episode Summary

House knows no one who is busier than author, activist, advocate and 2022 Thurber Prize Finalist Annabelle Gurwitch. Listeners of the show have heard Annabelle tell us about frogs she heard at a Belgian farmhouse, the birds flying in the skies of Rome, or stumbling into a workshop she discovered by happenstance by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir. This week, Annabelle tells us about how she over-extended herself, and then did something she’d never done before that made her feel recharged.

Episode Notes

Plus a listener’s email that gets Annabelle and Laura in their feelings.

Mentioned in the Show

The Hammer Museum’s exhibit on Joan Didion

Things You Should Stop Worrying About This Week


Banished words

Boba tea robot 

Billionaire brain implants

Pillows that breathe


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Do YOU have a tiny victory to share? 

Call the Tiny Victories Hotline: (323) 285-1675

We want folks to share their tiny victories on our hotline because, frankly, we’ll assume we’re just talking into the void every week and nothing matters. Prove us wrong. Did you finally do that thing you were putting off? Tiny victory! Reconnect with someone you haven’t been in touch with for ages? Victory! We only ask that you try to keep messages to under a minute so we’re able to play it on the show.

If you prefer, you can record a tiny victory on your phone and then email us the audio. 

Email: TinyVictories@maximumfun.org






@Swish (producer Laura Swisher)