Big Little Questions

Big Little Questions

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Hosted by: DD Klionsky
Genre: Talkshow

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About the Show

For the last three years, DD has ended each of her journal entries with a question that’s on her mind. Sometimes they’re small and specific (“when will I feel less shitty than I did this week?”), sometimes they’re much bigger (“what does accountability mean in the context of friendship?”), and usually they’re somewhere in between. Join DD each week as she talks to people in her life about a question from the journal archives.


December 5, 2022

Ep. 48: Impromptu friendship analysis + “How can I listen empathetically and also be less self-absorbed” + “Is it okay for the question of “what do I do with my time” to be in my life for always, or does that mean I never figure out ways of answering? + What’s a job where I would wake up morning excited to do it?” with Sonia Schlesinger



November 7, 2022

Ep. 47: “How do we be in the world towards the world we want to be in?” with Molly Block

(come for the questions, stay for the audio problems 😉 )


October 24, 2022

Ep. 46: “How do I have community when i am so geographically unmoored– when having family has come to mean not having place?” with Max Bean


September 12, 2022

Ep. 45: lake love & surrender // Point recording with Kiyomi Kimble


September 4, 2022

Ep. 44: “Is poly an orientation?” & “Do I take myself too seriously or not seriously enough?” with Güneş Batmaz


August 22, 2022

Ep. 43: “Is love a decision?” & “What is the relationship between reciprocity and accountability?” with Em/Martha Orhai Black


August 15, 2022

Ep. 42: “How have your parents informed your own parenting decisions?” & “Do you believe that someone’s sexuality can change? Or is it innate?”  with Katie McCarthy


August 8, 2022

Ep. 41: “Why is this water in a rectangular box that says “100% alkaline spring water?” & “What do I need?”/”What is enough?”/”What is missing?” with Geoffrey Orhai Black

June 27, 2022

Ep. 40: “Why do I love babies so much?” & “What does it look like to grow a bigger jar that holds the rocks of sadness?” with Benjamin Walker


June 13, 2022

Ep. 39: Klionsky sibling roundtable: insider baseball


May 30, 2022

Ep. 38: “What fun things should I be planning for people rn?” & “Why do we catch up with friends?” with Cormac Slade Byrd


May 2, 2022

Ep. 37: “Who knows me best, overall, currently?” & “Can unrequited love exist (if you love someone & they don’t love you, can you really be loving them)?” with Emma Hill


April 11, 2022

Ep. 36: “How to cope with dystopia?” & “Who is right about Minerva?” with Urmila Janardan


April 4, 2022

Ep. 35: Point recordings with Julia Rothenberg, SaraNoa Mark, and Jacob Eyfirth


March 28, 2022

Ep. 35: “Where is my body? How do I live in it?” & “What does Jewish liberation look like?” with Aleigha Mayo


March 14, 2022

Ep. 34: rebroadcast of ep. 5 ft. Michael Yang


March 7, 2022

Ep. 33: “What is manipulation? Am I manipulative?” & “What is important? Shared context? Attraction? Good conversations? An intuition about you?” with Daisy Arellano


Feb. 28, 2022

Ep. 32: “I wonder if I took away all my existing narratives of self and started over (“left” “extravert”), what would re/emerge?” with Sam Dreyfus. Also check out, which Sam mentioned during the show!


Feb. 22, 2022

Ep. 31: “Will pruning my attachment to personal archives help me feel my feelings more + be present?” & “What is good friendship?” with Eli Sullivan


Feb 15, 2022

Ep. 30: “How do we survive the apocalypse?” & “Will I ever read my journals?” with ted bourget


Feb 7, 2022

Ep. 29: demo with Laila Francis; music

Jan 31, 2022

Ep. 28: “What does accountability mean in the context of friendship?” & “Why are my sisters special?” with Beckee Birger


Jan. 24, 2022

Ep. 27: “How do I nurture creativity without getting stuck on results?” & “What is it like to be anyone but yourself/anywhere but here/anytime but now?” with Amanda Lee


Jan. 17, 2022

Ep. 26: “How could I be more ‘outside myself’?” & “Am I open to being transformed by the world around me?” with Danilo Oliveira Vaz


Dec. 6, 2021

Ep. 25: Entropy, and Rocks, and Submission in the Water/Point recordings with Betsy Mensah and Lauren de la Torre


Nov. 29, 2021

Ep. 24: “Why is it sometimes hard to do things one knows one will be happy to have done?” & “What is it to be a friend?” with Simón Hurtado Salazar


Nov. 22, 2021

Ep. 23: “Am scared I will only love being young? Not other ages” & “What does it mean to feel disconnected from a previous time in your life, or even a previous self? Are there phases in life? Is it possible to remain truly connected to your youth?” with Erica Frank


Nov 8, 2021

Ep. 22: “What is love?” with Kweku Jomo Tafari Dixon



November 1, 2021

Ep. 21: “Is equilibrium possible?” & “What are the logistics of falling in love these days?” with Michelle Margolies


October 25, 2021

Ep. 20: “Why do I think I should make money? Which parts of that are legit?” & “What are people’s non-negotiables–in world (aka when would they get involved), in friendships etc? How are they determined and are they meaningful?” with Christian Smith




October 18, 2021

Ep. 19: “What is the content of self-knowledge? AND Will I ever know myself? Or will I only pretend?” & “Will therapy make me a worse writer + friend + love, bc processing things in those contexts is part of what makes me me + loved in those contexts?” with Baci Weiler


October 11, 2021

Ep. 18: “What do we owe whom?” & “Is it possible to not mythologize the dead?” with Akiva Sanders


July 12, 2021

Ep. 17: “How do you change your relationship with someone with who it’s been the same for so long?”, “Why do we believe things about ourselves that we know aren’t true?”, & “Does everyone have depth in the way that I conceive of it?” with Sebastián Hurtado Salazar



June 21, 2021

Ep. 16: On Water and Dreams/Point recordings with Lorenzo Granada


June 14, 2021

Ep. 15: “Why is there nothing and then all of a sudden there are many things?”and “What is the nature of attraction?” with Tanna Krispil



May 31, 2021

Ep. 14: “What makes a good moderator?” and “Do I have relationships in which we hold each other accountable?” with Jess Schwalb


May 24, 2021

Ep. 13: “What is rootedness & what is stuckness. What is openness vs. flight.” and “What does that [feeling like I am living my life] mean?” with Julianna Canabal Rodríguez


May 10, 2021

Ep. 12: “What cuts through callousness?” and “How does one build trust? How do we know who to trust?” with Sonia Schlesinger


May 3, 2021

Ep. 11: “When is the fact of making a decision more important than what thing you chose?”  and “How to not take things for granted ← not only in moments when it seems they might go away?” with Jillian Bowman


April 26, 2021

Ep. 10: “How should I map the world (mine) in terms of Venn Diagrams I stand in /seemingly/ alone?” with Margot van de Sande


April 19, 2021

Ep. 9: “Why do coincidences happen?” and “What will the next 6 weeks be like?” with Morgan Aranda


April 12, 2021

Ep. 8: “Why do people laugh at things that aren’t funny?”, “Why is it hard to get out of bed?”, and “What makes writing good!!” with Laila Francis


April 5, 2021

Ep. 7: “What is lashon hara?”, “Is it okay to watch Survivor,” and “What will I think about my life when I’m older?” with Tyler Pincus


March 24, 2021

Ep. 6: “How do you feel your feelings & not just think them?” & “What happens when narrative & reality merge?” with Tali Ginsburg


March 17, 2021

Ep. 5: “What determines the period & frequency & height of waves of feeling? Smallness? & “What long games am I playing?” with Michael Yang


March 10, 2021

Ep 4: “What is underneath our layers we present?” & “What do I do with all my shit?” with Beth Awano


March 3, 2021

Ep 3: “How do I anchor?” & “Does tough love work?” with Aiman Marzio


February 24, 2021

Ep 2: “How much of physical feats = willpower” and “How do you cope with dystopia?” with Ellen Asermely


February 17, 2021

Ep 1: “How Do People Think of Other People?” with Joana Salievska