Full episode 397: 2010 Act One Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Share a clip Transcript ByShalom Auslander Shalom Auslander knows his next door neighbor will die in 2010. He's the author, most recently, of the memoir Foreskin's Lament. (15 minutes) Song:“Oh Lately It's So Quiet” by OK Go 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 Shalom AuslanderView all 660: Hoaxing Yourself Nov. 2, 2018 Act Three: Oedipus Hex Shalom Auslander reads his true story, "The Blessing Bee." It's about the time when, as a third-grader at an Orthodox Jewish school, Shalom saw his chance to both make his mom proud, and push his drunken father out of the picture. 384: Fall Guy June 26, 2009 Act Four: Man In The Mirror In big families, there's often one kid who always gets blamed when something goes wrong. 369: Poultry Slam 2008 Nov. 28, 2008 Act Five: Chicken Coop For The Soul A short story about an orthodox Jewish man who dies on the operating table and goes to heaven.