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Episode 5 - Examining Death: After Life

Friday, January 23, 2015

Does death gives life meaning? Explore the philosophical and religious dimensions of mortality and the afterlife in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Examining Death: The Wake

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How do we mark death and celebrate lost lives around the globe? To The Best of Our Knowledge looks at after-death memorials and mournings.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Planning For The End

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two-thirds of Americans die tethered to machines and tubes, at bankrupting costs, yet research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.

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Selected Shorts

The Night in Question

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Only bad choices in this brother-sister tale from Tobias Wolff

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Selected Shorts

In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Friends to the end in Amy Hempel's classic.

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Selected Shorts

Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Guest host David Sedaris presents three stories about difficult choices.

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Specials

Episode 3 - Examining Death: The Last Moment

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What are the medical, spiritual and psychological questions surrounding our time of passing? Preparation for this moment is explored in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Episode 2 - Examining Death: Exit Plan

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

What are the emotional and financial costs of extending life? End-of-life care is discussed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Episode 1 - Examining Death: The Reckoning

Friday, January 02, 2015

Death is too often shielded from public view and our daily lives. The veil is removed in this continuing five-week series examining death.

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Death, Sex & Money

Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with. 

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Death, Sex & Money

Death-Sex-Money Books: The Full List!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Browse our death-sex-money book list and get inspired for holiday reading. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 405: Still Standing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ruth Coker Burks tells her friend Paul Wineland about caring for AIDS patients during the early days of the epidemic, when no one else would.

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Death, Sex & Money

Librarians Share Their Death-Sex-Money Book Picks

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York Public Library staffers send in their highly qualified suggestions for our death-sex-money reading list. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voic​​es Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, November 07, 2014

A belly dancer found her calling in a U2 video. Michelin gave 0 stars to Zagat's Best New Restaurant in NYC. Could Amexico be a future country? Here are a few of the week's top stories.

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Death, Sex & Money

A Funeral Director’s Dead Reckoning

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Caleb Wilde, a sixth-generation funeral director, will bury many of his friends and family in his small town. In a culture so unable to talk about death, he tweets to feel less alone.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Philip Galanes on the Best and Worst Ways to Console Someone

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist gives advice on what to say—and do—for people dealing with illness or death in their families.

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WNYC News

The Fashion of Death

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores the cultural implications of mourning fashions from 1815 to 1915.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 394: No Comfort

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Epidemiologists Anne Purfield (L) and Michelle Dynes (R) talk about responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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