Some interviews baffle me as they provide windows into curious truths. Some people just find themselves at the center of things. Around other people who find themselves at the center of things. It’s like a thing, a gravity. #Wtf is that?…
This definitely seems to be the case for a NYC therapist named August Goforth. I chased this fella down for an interview almost a year before I kicked this project kicked off. I can’t remember where or how I heard about him, but I did. Maybe a faculty friend, or perhaps I stumbled upon one of his books. Anyway, I had to get the story behind the guy writing a book with his dead lover, presumably. This interview sat in the can awhile as I wasn’t sure what to do with it. But I knew I had to produce it, as his story is rich and full of history as it is fantastic. It has a wicked sweep, from gifted Arkansas mountain child trained at Julliard, to the powder keg of NYC’s early 70’s gay rights movement. He hung with spiritual outliers like Jane Roberts (Seth books fame), fell into the darkness of a serious alcohol addiction, then had what’s known in the “rooms” of AA as a “white light”experience. Instant sobriety. Add a near death experience to that mix. Just a fascinating tapestry of background experiences to set up this fellas moment of truth story. The teaser’s out. This should drop some time in September, if I can keep the wheels and lights on over here.
Whoever’s listening out there, I appreciate you.
I'm a vet turned therapist and now media co founder. Basically I seek out truth stories. There's the lies we tell ourselves and those we inherit from the world. I deep dive the life stories that challenge that slippery space we call truth in between. Mostly that means I interview the weird kids now adults redefining our world, or complicating it.