Sad News

As some of you may have heard, my colleague and collaborator on the podcast, Scott Erik Kaufman, passed away yesterday. This site will be observing a day of silence in his memory, but if you’d like to express your condolences, feel free to comment on the relevant posts at Lawyers, Guns, and Money.


7 thoughts on “Sad News

  1. I was only lucky enough to watch one video with him, but even with that brief exposure I witnessed his vibrancy, intelligence, and humor. I just spent some time going through the posts, and my heart goes out to you and his family. 2016 has been one of the cruelest years on record.

  2. Sean C. says:

    Oh dear. Very sorry to hear that.

  3. David Hunt says:

    I was just checking twitter and thinking that SEK was on my tiny list of people I follow. I couldn’t bear to click the unfollow. I never him in person and only exchanged occasional comments with him on place like Lawyers Guns & Money and maybe one Twitter comment. Yet I still find myself unable to adequately express the feeling of loss. The only accurate way I can think to say how I feel is a string of profanity and I don’t want to be rude. Though I suspect that Scott himself would have been okay with it.

    He was a wonderful presence in my life. I have no way of knowing if he actually took the various absurdities and setbacks that inundated his life with the good humor he expressed to us via his writing. I hope so and I am thankful for the light he shone for all of us.

    This is the third one of these things I’ve written, because I can’t stop thinking about him and he was such a wonderful part of my life that I can’t let these entries go by without say that. As I am starting to seriously ramble now…

    Goodbye Scott. Rest in peace.

  4. Doug says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t get to comment here much, but I wanted to take the time to say that SEK meant a lot to at least this one random lurker on the internet. In fact, it was the LGM podcasts that got me hooked on this whole ASOIF thing to begin with. I truly appreciate all the knowledge and colored laser beams that he brought. Despite never meeting or interacting with him, SEK was a presence in my life and I will miss him a great deal. My thoughts go to his family and friends.

  5. I’m very sorry to hear that. I enjoyed the podcasts very much and your interactions together.
    His astute observations plus your excellent deliniations of the show and the books kept me coming back for more. My condolences.

  6. Brian says:

    My deepest condolences. I enjoyed the podcasts the two of you did and I can only imagine how difficult it is for everyone.

  7. gsanders says:

    I appreciated being able to listen in on your conversations. That sort of podcasting gives a somewhat illusionary sense of intimacy with the audience, but nonetheless you brought all the pleasure and insight of listening to two astute friends discuss a topic of interest. I’ll miss his voice and give you my condolences.

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