Full episode 523: Death and Taxes Act One Death Share a clip ByNancy Updike This American Life producer Nancy Updike takes some personal questions about death and dying to a place where they're happening all the time. (36 minutes) More in DeathView all 673: Left Behind Apr. 19, 2019 Act Three: The Book of Death Is Long and Boring Where do we go when we die? Producer David Kestenbaum learns that the answer's pretty bureaucratic. 646: The Secret of My Death May 18, 2018 Act Two: Commento Mori There’s a problem with having a Facebook account after you’re dead that you’ve never, ever, ever thought about. 646: The Secret of My Death May 18, 2018 Act Three: Funeral for a Stranger A guy goes to a funeral for someone he doesn’t know at all, and has to piece together everything about him. More by Nancy UpdikeView all 673: Left Behind Apr. 19, 2019 Act Two: Passed Over With flames moving in from all sides during the Northern California fire, an entire town flees—except for four friends who’ve lived there since childhood. 660: Hoaxing Yourself Nov. 2, 2018 Act Two: Conning The Con Men The story of a con man, one of the most successful salesmen in a long-running multimillion-dollar telemarketing scam, who finally got caught when he was conned himself. 653: Crime Scene Aug. 3, 2018 Act One: Grime Scene Reporter Nancy Updike spends two days with Neal Smither, who cleans up crime scenes for a living, and comes away wanting to open his Los Angeles franchise, despite the gore — or maybe because of it.