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DNF Episode 9 Featuring Ben Gibbard Of Death Cab For Cutie

Zoë Rom November 20th, 2020

DNF Episode 9 Featuring Ben Gibbard Of Death Cab For Cutie


A divorce led Ben Gibbard to reexamine his creative approach to songwriting and trail running.

Plus, a brief history of Japanese ceramic repair.

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Rachel Harper
Rachel Harper
9 days ago

“Divorce is like a tiny death.” How does Ben always have the right words to explain how I feel? Great interview.

9 days ago

Great to hear Ben talk about those things that are important parts of my life, music and running. Keep going!

Jennifer Adibi
Jennifer Adibi
5 days ago

I received my divorce proposal this same week out of the blue (2 yrs separated), and had to nose dive to a dark place, stay in bed for a whole day, listen to music, comfort self and randomly stumbled upon the Ben Gibbard Kintsugi NPR Tiny Desk set that starts with ‘Black Sun.’ I was drawn in, listened repeatedly, and have been listening all week. It is a great set that goes from divorce to finding deep connection to self (Passenger Seat). His words resonate (‘how could something so fair be so cruel,’ ‘there is success in failure’) as I search for the deeper meaning in this process. I love what you talk about in this podcast, especially the idea that the goal is to eventually see again the humanity in each other. I also depend on my long runs in the woods to allow the mind and the heart to stay open. Thank you both for sharing!!


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