646 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. Download Share a clip Transcript Adam Maida Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Host Ira Glass talks to a guy about a crazy experiment he devised when he was a kid. It almost killed him. (5 minutes) Act Extra A Brick and a Seesaw Act One Dear Dealer ByNadia Bowers 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. Act Two Commento Mori ByStephanie Foo 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) Song:“Back to Life” by Soul II Soul, featuring Caron Wheeler Act Three Funeral for a Stranger ByDana Chivvis 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) Song:“In my Time of Dying” by The Be Good Tanyas Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 412: Million Dollar Idea July 16, 2010 Act Two: The Invention of Cheese Comedian Kumail Nanjiani makes his pitch for a product you may have heard of. 283: Remember Me Feb. 25, 2005 Act Three: Giving Up The Ghosts Writer Shalom Auslander reads his short story about how he decided to start forgetting the dead, even though his job required him to remember. 235: The Balloon Goes Up Mar. 21, 2003 Act Two Tice Ridley is a first lieutenant in the Army. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.