I'm a big fan of the Death, Sex and Money podcast with host Anna Sale. She describes it as "about things we think about a lot, and need to talk about more". I listened to this story this morning and couldn't wait to share it. From the Death, Sex and Money website:
Dr. Jonathan Clark and his eight year-old son Iain watched the space shuttle Columbia launch from Kennedy Space Center on January 16, 2003. Sixteen days later, Columbia exploded upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Jon's wife, Dr. Laurel Clark, was one of seven astronauts killed in the disaster.
As a newly single parent, he recalls the challenges he faced in the aftermath both large and small, from domestic duties to searching for the cause of the explosion.
Dr. Clark is a wonderful guest, warm and thoughtful. His voice was so compelling I had to go look up a photo of him. Here he is with Laurel and Iain before the crash. He's also got a TED talk which I haven't yet listened to yet, but it's in my queue. If you want to cry, see photos from Laurel's funeral.