Susan Sarandon

Atlanta, Georgia.


Hollywood legend and human rights campaigner Susan Sarandon is the subject of the first in a new series of intimate, compelling and true short stories by Cole Moreton. She speaks freely for the first time about her love affair with David Bowie and their touching reconciliation towards the end of his life, revealing why their final conversation was a heart-breaker.

The Oscar-winning star of Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise and many other movies also discusses her life, her undying urge to protest, her defiant attitude to ageing and the growing fluidity of her sexuality.

Another first-person, beautifully told short story reflecting on a meeting with an extraordinary human and what we can learn from them about how to live.

Come into the room with Cole as he explores our human desire to connect with each other, with ourselves and with the divine, if we believe in that.

As a special bonus this time we hear from Susan Sarandon herself, reading from a passage by Howard Zinn that inspires and moves her to tears.

This is podcasting as an art form, with each episode a wonderfully crafted tale.

A podcast for all those interested in human connection, spirituality and better living, as well as storytelling, interviewing and fascinating tales. Imagine David Sedaris meets Richard Rohr …

Series one is available now and includes pieces about encounters with Scarlett Johansson, Tiger Woods, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, HM The Queen and a refugee called Zahra.

Series two will also feature episodes on Sir Mo Farah, Dame Vera Lynn, Clive James, Jacqueline Wilson and a food bank user called Sherelyn.

Cole Moreton is a writer and broadcaster exploring who we are and what we believe in. He writes for national newspapers, makes programmes for BBC Radio 4 and is a regular contributor to Pause For Thought on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 breakfast show. Cole is a former Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards and has won gold at the Arias, the radio industry equivalent of the Oscars.

As an author his debut Hungry for Home was shortlisted for the prestigious John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for a first book in any genre, alongside White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Cole would love to hear from you so please do get in touch to tell him what you think of these stories and share your own encounters with remarkable people.

And you can pre-order Cole’s new book which accompanies the podcast, out in May 2023:

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Produced by Emily Jeffery with sound magic by Andy Partington.

Thank you to Andy Lyon and all the team at Hodder Faith.

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