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Episode 104: Crying and Doing: Iris Bahr and her Aging Mother

Iris Bahr was halfway around the world when she saw her mother having a stroke over video chat. Within days, she was on an airplane, uprooting her life to become her mother’s primary caregiver. The stroke led to vascular dementia– an irreversible condition. Iris is a writer and actor and chronicles the story in a poignant—and funny— one-woman show See You Tomorrow.  In this episode of Can We Talk?, Nahanni speaks with Iris Bahr about caring for her aging mother and about creating art from personal tragedy. Excerpts from Iris’s show are woven throughout the interview.

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Released December 4, 2023
  • Iris Bahr in her one-woman show, See You Tomorrow. Credit: Gail Hadani.

  • Iris Bahr. Credit: Gail Hadani.

  • Iris Bahr and her mother. 

  • Woman in a theatrical performance, wearing orange tank stop and with arms in "hands up" position
  • Three-quarter profile of woman against black background, dark hair slicked back,
  • Faces of two women, mother and daughter, one with white, wavy hair and one with dark hair worn up


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 104: Crying and Doing: Iris Bahr and her Aging Mother ." (Viewed on March 1, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-104-crying-and-doing-iris-bahr-and-her-aging-mother>.