12: How to Buy a Funeral

12: How to Buy a Funeral

“There’s a psychological block going on here because the death word is hanging around our head. And that deranges us and shuts our rationality off and opens up our emotions. So we think we’re thinking, but we’re not, we’re just...
11: Caregiving is Infrastructure

11: Caregiving is Infrastructure

PACE: Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly “This [PACE] is what kind of program I want to work in. This is what is needed.” Sonja Felton Executive Director, Huron Valley PACE This is an episode about a program that helps caregivers. I recently...
10: Marble Lasts, Soil Feeds

10: Marble Lasts, Soil Feeds

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell 19th century Scottish poet How Do You Want to be Remembered? This past week was the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. And when we talk about September 11th, the thing we always...
RadioLab’s “The Queen of Dying”

RadioLab’s “The Queen of Dying”

RadioLab has long been one of my favorite podcasts. If we had an unlimited budget these are the kinds of shows we’d produce. That’s why it’s so exciting when the talented production team at RadioLab focuses their time and attention on the end-of-life...