First Day Back

First Day Back is a documentary podcast series about people facing and trying to overcome life’s most challenging moments.  Each season, host and creator Tally Abecassis tells the story of someone attempting their own personal comeback. In 2019, First Day Back is back.  On May 3rd 2017, comedian Jason Weems collapsed on stage from an asthma attack. His heart stopped beating for a full 5 minutes. Jason was lucky enough to be revived by a member of the audience.    Now the Baltimore comedian is dealing with his death the only way he knows how: by making jokes about it. Jason wants to turn these jokes into a 1 hour special that he hopes will make him a household name.   For the past year, Tally Abecassis and the First Day back team have been following the life and career of Jason Weems, a man who lives and died for comedy.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 25 Folge(n) erschienen.
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episode 6: Unknown (Season 3 Episode 6)


We follow Jason in the hours leading up to the taping of his much-anticipated special. The excitement builds as his friends and family all gather at the theater. When Jason steps onto that stage, will he have transformed his near death experience into something meaningful?


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 27 February 2019  28m
 
 

episode 5: The Countdown (Season 3 Episode 5)


There’s one month to go before Jason is set to perform his new special and the pressure is on.


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 20 February 2019  24m
 
 

episode 4: Pulling for Every Breath ( Season 3 Episode 4)


It seems like asthma is always with Jason Weems. In this episode, Jason's constantly being confronted by health scares - on stage, at home, even with his family. But at every turn, he surprises Tally with his resiliency.


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 13 February 2019  25m
 
 

episode 3: Absolute Certainty (Season 3 Episode 3)


Twelve years into his comedy career, what keeps Jason hopeful that his big break will still happen?


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 06 February 2019  28m
 
 

episode 2: Almost Famous (Season 3 Episode 2)


How do you build a career in comedy? Jason takes us through his journey and how a childhood filled with health issues drove his desire to be the funniest man in the room.


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 30 January 2019  19m
 
 

episode 1: The Attack (Season 3 Episode 1)


What happens on stage to set in motion comedian Jason’s Weem’s first day back story?


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 23 January 2019  18m
 
 

Introducing First Day Back Season 3


Listen to the trailer for the new season of First Day Back, the story of comedian Jason Weems trying to come back from his own death.


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 09 January 2019  2m
 
 

Season 3 Update, and Introducing Dear Franklin Jones


We are hard at work on season 3 and are following another story that is unfolding as we speak. In the meantime, if you like First Day Back, check out Dear Franklin Jones by my friend Jonathan Hirsch. Growing up, Jonathan’s family was a little different. They followed a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. Join Jonathan on a journey to find out what really happened. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones, a new documentary podcast from Stitcher...


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 28 February 2018  3m
 
 

The Refuge (Season 2, Episode 6)


Lucie obsesses over Gerry’s death, her regret about what she did and her inability to remember what happened the night she killed him. How will she find some sliver of peace? Her search for forgiveness leads her to an unlikely source.


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 16 May 2017  22m
 
 

The Doubters (Season 2, Episode 5)


Six years after Gerry’s death, close friends from Lucie’s past make a startling accusation. How will Lucie cope?


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 09 May 2017  20m
 
 
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