Mike Posner is launching his own podcast series on iTunes.
The Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, who was raised in Southfield and graduated from Birmigham Groves High School, announced the new 10-episode “What Does It All Mean?” on Tuesday, Aug. 8, described as, “An exploratory journey into what it means to be a human...discussing a range of topics from his life and his journey. When existing in a dynamic society becomes humdrum, the notion of marching among the living seems like an expedition far away. Posner wants the reader to simply ask, what does this all mean?”
Ub the first episode released this week, Posner visits his father’s gravesite, pondering what life has entailed since losing him. Although the tears he shed last Father’s Day are now dry, the spiritual encounter he felt still vibrates through his words as he finds himself revisiting the memories his father left behind for him.
In a statement Posner says that, “It’s been a roller coaster of a year so far. In January 2017, I was in a pretty dark place. My father had just died. I lost 30 pounds as I was only eating every other day. I was irritable. I was moody. You can look back at my confusing posts on social media from February if you want visual aides of how confused I felt. At some point, I realized that I had a list of things that I was going to get to “when I was done being popular.” Do you have a list like this? A list of things you actually WANT to do when your done doing what you HAVE to do? My father’s death reminded me of my own mortality and inspired me to stop waiting to embark on the life I actually wanted to live and start asking the question, “What Does This All Mean?”
“I’m recording my explorations of this question on a podcast. The journey so far has led me back to my father’s grave, into the Landmark Forum, and even into spending seven days in total solitude with no human contact. In the past I used to hold onto all the insights I’d gathered for myself. It was a way to think of myself as better or more enlightened than other people. I was selfish. The point of this podcast is to break this cycle and SHARE whatever insight and wisdom I stumble upon on this journey. I love you and onwards,”
Earlier this year Posner released his first book of poetry, “Tear Drops and Balloons.”
Posner’s podcast can be found at whatdoesthisallmeanpodcast.com
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