Full episode 123: High Cost of Living Act One How To Avoid The Everyday Irritations Of Everyday Life Share a clip Transcript ByJack Hitt Jack Hitt tells the story of Charlene Riling, who nearly died, and who explains how life near to death can be better than everyday life. (21 minutes) Song:“California” by Quasi More in DeathView all 766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING! Apr. 1, 2022 Act Three: One Last Thing After I Go Producer Aviva DeKornfeld tells the story of Bill Edgar, who accidentally ended up helping people have a say at a moment when most people don’t get to say anything at all. 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act One: Ghostwriter Vauhini Vara lost her sister when she was in college. 756: But I Did Everything Right Dec. 10, 2021 Act Three: Bought the Farm Senior editor David Kestenbaum helps his kids set up an ant farm. More by Jack HittView all 699: Fiasco! Apr. 3, 2020 Act One: Opening Night Jack Hitt's Peter Pan story continues. 549: Amateur Hour Feb. 27, 2015 Act One: Theater of War Fort Bragg Army base was suffering a number of unnecessary deaths — so they decided to attempt to save soldiers’ lives through the art of musical theater. 510: Fiasco! (2013) Nov. 1, 2013 Act One: Opening Night Jack Hitt's Peter Pan story continues.