May 18, 2018

The Secret of My Death

Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are clues people found, trying to make sense of a death.

Adam Maida

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.

Dear Dealer

We begin with a woman whose sister has died. She has questions. Her name is Nadia Bowers, and she wrote this to someone she thinks might be of help. (17 1/2 minutes)

You can read a shorter print version of Nadia Bowers's story on time.com.

Commento Mori

There’s a problem with having a Facebook account after you’re dead that you’ve never, ever, ever thought about. Producer Stephanie Foo tells this story, about Dave Maher. (14 minutes)


“Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, featuring Caron Wheeler 

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. Producer Dana Chivvis reports. (16 minutes)


“In my Time of Dying” by The Be Good Tanyas