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'Sorry For Your Loss' has a lot to say about grief

Mamoudou Athie and Elizabeth Olsen in a scene from the Facebook Watch series,
Mamoudou Athie and Elizabeth Olsen in a scene from the Facebook Watch series, "Sorry For Your Loss."
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On today's show:

An eminently watchable show about death and loss

(Starts at 8:57)

You might think a series about a grieving widow would be tough to watch, but "Sorry For Your Loss" is anything but. The Facebook Watch show focuses on a writer named Leigh (Elizabeth Olsen) who's dealing with the unexpected death of her husband Matt (Mamoudou Athie). Leigh is wrestling with how to move on with her life, all the while looking back and trying to figure out what exactly happened. "Sorry For Your Loss" was created by Kit Steinkellner, who got into writing for TV after starting out as a playwright. Steinkellner, who is the show's executive producer, spoke with The Frame about what it was like to pitch a show about death and loss — and why she thinks Facebook is the perfect home for it.

Coachella keeps 'em guessing

(Starts at 1:00)

The headliners for the 2019 festival are Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande. Los Angeles Times pop music writer August Brown talks with John about the festival's direction.

Song Exploder: Janelle Monáe breaks down "So Afraid"

(Starts at 20:27)

Janelle Monáe is an award-winning musician and actress who released her first record in 2007. Last year she released her third album, "Dirty Computer," which has a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.  The album includes the song, “So Afraid” and in this episode of the Song Exploder podcast, Monáe takes “So Afraid” apart to explain how she built it, step by step — beginning with a trip to the dentist.