Martha abandoned each of her kids, as her relationships with their fathers soured. So why did they come together to care for her before she died? Contributor Matthew Barnes brings us the story of his own great-grandmother.

Plus, meet Alex Hall, the songwriter who created our new song — and hear it for the first time! And Anne’s newborn son Dev makes his podcast debut.

Music in this episode:

“Cathy Jo,” “Ducks In A Row,” and “Male Nurses With Male Purses” by Alex Hall. Available for download:

Jared C Balogh via WFMU Free Music Archive.
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

“Kopeika” via WFMU Free Music Archive
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

Podcast art and website by Justin Schnarr:

Special thanks to producer Matthew Barnes: