The Leftovers is a critically acclaimed HBO drama series about the sudden, unexplained disappearance of two percent of the world’s population. The show confronted viewers with questions like: How do we make sense of tragedy? How do we come together or fracture as we grieve? How do we move on after a loss, and should we?
But the world has changed since The Leftovers finished in 2017.
In this podcast, we will take a fresh look at The Leftovers, with a post-2020 view of how the world has actually reacted to the loss of a staggering percentage of the global population.
Alyse is a mega fan – having seen the show several times. She’ll be going deep into analysis each episode. Leesa is a first-time viewer along for the ride!
Coming March 2021
Alyse Knorr is an assistant professor of English at Regis University and, since 2017, co-editor of Switchback Books. Her most recent book of poems, Mega-City Redux, won the 2016 Green Mountains Review Poetry Prize, selected by Olena Kalytiak Davis.
She is also the author of the poetry collections Copper Mother (Switchback Books 2016) and Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013); the non-fiction book Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books 2016); and the poetry chapbooks Ballast (Seven Kitchens Press 2019), Epithalamia (Horse Less Press 2015), and Alternates (dancing girl press 2014). Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, and ZYZZYVA, among others. She received her MFA from George Mason University.
Alyse is the resident poet and researcher for Sweetbitter Podcast.
A business strategist, community builder and singer, Leesa‘s entry into the world of podcasting began by accident, with a re-watch podcast she started to find her voice. After moving to New York, she joined the team at Narratively to assist in the production and successful launch of their first podcast, Believable which launched in the top 5% of podcast listenership, and solidified her path forward into podcast production. She has now gone on to produce and co-host Sweetbitter, an independent production by her, Alyse & Ellie Brigida.
Leesa has a degree in International Relations and Psychology from Monash University, specializing in extremism and identity studies. A big pop culture nerd, Leesa also co-hosts Beers, Beats & Battlestar Galactica and The Horrible Podcast (about Dr. Horrible’s Sing a Long Blog).