First Day Back is a documentary podcast about trying to get your life back after an event that changes you. Each season, host Tally Abecassis follows someone attempting a return to their old life. Except they’re not the same person anymore. First Day Back is serialized, with new installments appearing weekly.

First Day Back returns this season with the story of Lucie and Gerry – lovebirds who were together for 13 years. Until the fall of 2010, when Lucie accidentally shot and killed him.

And here’s the thing. She has no memory of having killed him.

Lucie’s story isn’t just about what she did, it’s about the aftermath. How does she come back from the worst thing she’s ever done, when she doesn’t even remember doing it?

Season Two of First Day Back is produced in collaboration with EW Scripps and Stitcher and will be released in April 2017.


The Team

Tally Abecassis is the host and creator of First Day back. She is a documentary filmmaker whose films have played at festivals and on television around the world. The first season of the show chronicled her return to work after taking a very extended maternity leave. Find Tally on Twitter @TallyAbecassis

Marc Georges is the producer for the second season of First Day Back, based at the Scripps Washington bureau. He previously served as a producer with the BBC, reporting and producing web, television and radio packages for BBC World News and the BBC World Service. Find Marc on Twitter @marcgeorges.

Dave Shaw is an executive producer in the Scripps Washington bureau. In addition to First Day Back, he also leads production of the company’s flagship politics and policy show, DecodeDC. He’s an alum of WBUR in Boston, APM’s Marketplace and The New York Times. Find Dave on Twitter @daveshaw00

Additional Credits

David Herman scored and mixed Season Two of First Day Back. He’s a producer, musician and audio engineer based in New York.

Cal Tabuena-Frolli is an illustrator and designer and provided the art for Season Two of First Day Back.