• It Might Be Science

    Sep 22, 2009

    They Might Be Giants celebrate at our season launch party with a live concert, and a conversation about the tricky business of combining science and entertainment.

  • Parasites

    Sep 7, 2009
    Tales of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and even mind-controlled humans (kinda, maybe).
  • After Birth

    Aug 25, 2009

    Jad--a brand new father--wonders what's going on inside the head of his baby Amil. Is it just chaos? Or is there something more, some understanding from the very beginning?

  • 16: Moments

    Aug 15, 2009
    After hearing our show about moments of death, filmmaker Will Hoffman went out in search of moments of life. What follows is what he found.
  • 15: Sum

    Aug 14, 2009
    For meditation number fifteen we have a reading from David Eagleman's book Sum. It's a vision of the after life that's both playful and... horrifying. Sum is read by actor Jeffrey Ta...
  • 14: The Four Groans

    Aug 13, 2009
    Another meditation on what happens after the moment of death, this time as Shakespeare envisions it. 
  • 13: Gone

    Aug 12, 2009
    We continue our meditations on death with a reading from poet and writer, Mark Doty. This is an excerpt from Doty's 1996 memoir Heaven's Coast.
  • 12: Proof

    Aug 11, 2009
    This week on the podcast, we continue our meditations on death (our After Life episode had eleven). We'll throw a new one at you each day, all week long, culminating in a very special...
  • After Life

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.