(noun / lem′· on· a· da):
Turning lemons into lemonade, one podcast at a time
Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer, the creative forces behind Lemonada, know this all too well. In 2015, Steph lost her brother, beloved comedian Harris Wittels, to a heroin overdose. And in 2017, Jess lost her newly-married brother Stefano Cordova, Jr. to a fentanyl overdose.
The two women were total strangers living thousands of miles away until Jess happened to hear Steph on a podcast, an episode of “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.” It was Jess’s birthday. It was the first birthday without her brother, so it sucked. And it was February in Minnesota, so it was cold. But listening to Steph share her story, this unexpected thing happened: Jess felt joy for the first time since her brother died. She even laughed. Hearing that someone else had gone through the same pain and lived to tell the tale – with levity, no less – made Jess feel less alone.
That’s why Steph and Jess created Lemonada, a women-run podcast network that shares the unfiltered version of the human experience.
You’ll laugh with us, cry with us—often at the same time. You’ll also find your people. Lemonada features first-person narratives that live on through an engaged community.
Lemonada sorts through all the ugliness, weirdness, awkwardness, and darkness life can hurl at you. So that you can stop living your #bestlife, and start living your #reallife.