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The Takeaway

Turning Human Corpses Into Compost

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Urban Death Project wants to bring sustainability and peace to our social practices of death and dying by taking deceased human bodies and turning them into nutrient rich compost. 

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On Being

Bruce Kramer — Forgiving the Body: Life with ALS

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying.

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On Being

[Unedited] Bruce Kramer with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From the moment of his diagnosis with ALS, Bruce Kramer began writing — openly, deeply, and spiritually — about his struggle, as he puts it, to live while dying.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps Podcast 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate

Friday, March 13, 2015

Kevin Berthia talks with retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs. They met the day Berthia tried to end his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

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The Takeaway

Preparing to Die: Dr. Atul Gawande on Medicine's Struggle with Mortality

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How do you help a dying person? Boston surgeon Atul Gawande discusses some of the difficulties doctors—including himself—have helping patients with end-of-life care.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Alan Cumming, Dying Better & MAD Magazine!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Our three favorite segments from the week!
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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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Storycorps

StoryCorps 391: A Grave Responsibility

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist, tells her husband, Dr. Erich Baker, about identifying bodies of immigrants who died while attempting to cross into the United States.

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The Takeaway

Dying in America: Rehauling End-of-Life Care

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A new 507 page report called "Dying in America" says the country's end-of-life care system is essentially broken—and calls for a major overhaul for how end-of-life issues are handled.

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On Being

Ira Byock — Contemplating Mortality [remix]

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Ira Byock with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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On Being

Jane Gross — The Far Shore of Aging [remix]

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Our guest tells us that we not only have to care for our parents — but for ourselves.

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On Being

[Unedited] Jane Gross with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We are living longer, for better and for worse. And the story of aging is one that too often goes untended. Our guest tells us that we not only have to care for our parents — but for ourselves.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Meghan O'Rourke on grief

Monday, January 25, 2010

Meghan O'Rourke on grief.

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On Being

Joan Halifax — A Midwife to the Dying [remix]

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Terri Schiavo case earlier this year raised ethical and medical issues that remain with us today. But missing in that debate was a real attention to the quality and the meaning of death. Joan Halifax tells us what she's learned and how she lives diffe

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