What's on This Week

12.14.2014
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We explore the fine art of comedy writing with Simon Rich, Bob Odenkirk and Megan Amram.  And we dissect a cultural icon -- "The New Yorker" cartoon with the magazine's cartoon...
05.25.2014
(was 12.14.2014)
Television used to be formulaic. Today, it’s the best gig around. We examine the explosion of high quality TV, from The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men, and talk with the creator...

On Our Minds

Fidel
With a change in US relations with Cuba in the news, we're thinking back to the revolution...
Writing Funny
“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” -Gene Fowler If Fowler was right, then what would he say...
Bible
A new movie about Moses is out in theaters. Will it change your life? Maybe. But former Slate editor David Plotz says reading the Old Testament changed his.
Ghost Computer
Ever wonder what might happen to your digital self after you die? In this short-story-turned-radio-drama, one listener shares his vision of a virtual "afterlife."
Image: palomaleca via: flickr
The multiple passwords that we use in our digital lives unlock more than just our email clients and favorite websites — the unlock stories about our past, present, and future...

Ask a Mortician

For the past three months, our host Anne Strainchamps came to work every day and listened to people talk about death and dying for our five-part series. Now she's had time to reflect on the experience, and how it's changed the way she thinks about the end of life. Read about her experience here, and please feel free to share your own experiences in the comments. How have your ideas about death changed over time?