We spend a lot of time worrying about death: our own, and the deaths of those we love. This week we look at our deeply held fears and assumptions about dying and see if we can’t lessen some of our anxiety about it.
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In This Episode
Interview with Chris Kelly and Marc Eisenberg (2:00 -26:30 )
Chris Kelly and Marc Eisenberg are the authors of the book Am I Dying?: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms—and What to Do Next. Their patients come to them with millions of different ailments, but the one question that patients ask them most often, regardless of symptoms, is “Am I dying?!”
Tell Us Something We Don’t Know: Koshin Paley Ellison (27:26 – 40:01)
Zen monk Koshin Paley Ellison talks with us about how we think about death and dying, how we can give care without becoming emotionally and spiritually depleted, and how in talking with people who are dying, we learn a lot about how to live.
Upgrade of the Week, with Chris Kelly and Marc Eisenberg (41:34 – 47:47)
Every week we talk about that one tiny thing that’s making a big difference in our lives. This week, Melissa’s love for the Chrome Extension Checker Plus for Gmail is deep and abiding; Marc’s just trying to sleep through the night without getting up to use the bathroom; Chris moved his phone farther away from his bed at night; and Alice has a her new favorite podcast.