523: Death and Taxes
Producer Nancy Updike takes some personal questions about death and dying to a place where they're happening all the time. (36 minutes)
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Act Three: Seance Fiction
In the 1920s, at the height of the Spiritualism movement, a friendship blossomed between two men with opposing views on the topic: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Act One: Exit Strategy
Amy Bloom tells the story of her husband, Brian, getting Alzheimer's and wanting assisted suicide.
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.
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Act One: Dream Weevil
Kim Jong-Il loved movies, but hated all the movies made in North Korea. So he kidnapped a famous South Korean director and his ex-wife—a South Korean film star—locked them up in a villa in North Korea, and forced them to make movies for him. Nancy Updike tells the story.
Act Two: Dunk and Go Nuts
Producer Nancy Updike talks to her friend Mary Conway about the strangest-looking trophy she got in her years playing basketball.
Act One: Finally
We start with someone getting up the nerve to do something that really, it would be nice to see more often — an apology.