Reporter Hillary Frank finds out there is this tradition going on in her town, where big kids take over younger kids’ parties—and she investigates how one kid goes from freaked out to an instigator. Hillary Frank’s latest is the scripted podcast “Here Lies Me.” (9 minutes)
Comedian Sasheer Zamata does this joke about her mom in her standup act. About how her mom hates white people. They finally sit down to talk about why, and Sasheer finds out how mad her mom is at her own mom, for trying to make her get along with white people when she was young. (22 minutes)
Host Chana Joffe-Walt worries she’ll have regrets in 20 years. So she finds someone 20 years older than she is to gauge how bad it gets. (5 minutes)
For those in the early stages of dementia, some simple tasks become very complex. Chana sits down with one guy determined to figure out why something that used to be so easy has become so hard. (12 1/2 minutes)
We learned about Carl from Teya Sepinuck at Theater of Witness. You can see Teya's work on dementia and memory at her website Tangles in Time.