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“We Were Three” is a story of lies, family, America and what Covid revealed and destroyed. The limited podcast series from Serial Productions, is hosted by “This American Life” producer Nancy Updike.
When Rachel McKibbens’s father and brother died suddenly last fall, two weeks apart, from Covid, she’d had no idea her father was sick, and no idea her brother was dying. They were unvaccinated, but the story of what happened started long before that.
“Rachel wrote on Twitter about her shock at finding out her father had suddenly died of Covid, when she hadn’t even known he was sick,” said Nancy. “Then her brother died soon after, at 44 years old, when she thought he’d gone to the hospital and gotten better. I wanted to find out what happened.”
“Nancy Updike is a titan of audio storytelling, and we are thrilled to work with her on her first podcast series,” said Julie Snyder, Executive Editor, Serial Productions. “Nancy has a winning ability to explore idiosyncratic stories with sensitivity and humor, while also raising questions about the universal themes that affect us all — family, history and grief."