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27 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
When death does you part, does marriage truly end? Three years after her husband Phil's passing, Nnenna continues to wonder. After spending four decades as a wife, she now has to grapple with a brand new identity: widow. She resists the new label with all her might, but resistance may only take her so far.
19 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Light And Shadow
Through his work as a photographer and architect, Phil taught Nnenna about the interplay between light and shadow, a lesson that guided them through the highest and lowest moments of his ALS journey. She reflects on how his talent opened the door to the opportunity of a lifetime — being on the design team for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture — and how his disease changed their lives.
28 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Nnenna and Phil Freelon watched the total eclipse of the sun in 2017 in awe, and in anguish. Phil, a renowned architect, had been diagnosed with ALS and Nnenna, an acclaimed jazz singer, had committed herself to his care. When he passed in 2019, Grief became her familiar, intruding on her life with a different kind of darkness.
1 minutes | May 20, 2021
Coming soon from the brilliant mind of Nnenna Freelon and North Carolina Public Radio, a podcast that shows Grief who's boss...while also showing her mad respect. An exploration of love, loss and learning to live again.
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