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30| Casper ter Kuile

Season 4, Episode 5: Casper ter Kuile on The Power of Ritual Six years ago, Casper Ter Kuile started reading the Harry Potter series as a sacred text on his hit podcast downloaded over 22 million times. Now he has a whole lot more rituals inspired by practice that can be adapted to our more secular lives […]

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29| Heather Christle

Season 4, Episode 4: Heather Christle on Crying In this conversation we look at crying and tears in countless ways good and bad with poet Heather Christle. It’s about why we do it, what it feels like, and how tears bring out both the best and the worst in us.  Further Reading: The Crying Book Download […]

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28| Massimo Riva

Season 4, Episode 3: Massimo Riva on The Decameron In 1348 the Black Death Plague took as a third of the population. In Florence Italy, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote The Decameron in response to the plague, a classic that has lasted down the ages. We have on Professor Massimo Riva to talk about this book which has so […]

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27| Long Litt Woon

Season 4, Episode 2: Long Litt Woon on Mushrooming and Mourning This is a conversation about grief and how Long Litt Woon found her way back to feeling alive by following forest paths looking for mushrooms. It’s about how only knowledge can protect you from a poisonous mushroom and how one needs all the senses […]

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26| Donald Robertson

Season 4, Episode 1: Donald Robertson on How to Think Like a Roman Emperor You know who else thought about death often? Ancient Roman Stoics including the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. In this episode we chat about what practical philosophy meant to these powerful practitioners and why it feels so modern. A not to be missed […]

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25| Dr. Sunita Puri

Season 3, Episode 8: Dr. Sunita Puri Talks That Good Night Dr. Sunita Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California. We talk on this episode about her new book, “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in […]

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24| Alex Ebert

Season 3, Episode 7: Alex Ebert Contemplating Zero Alex Ebert is the lead singer of the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and an American singer songwriter and composer. The first rock star on the WeCroak Podcast, Alex Ebert talks about how important contemplating death has been to his creative process.  Download our app, […]

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23| Shoshana Ungerleider

Season 3, Episode 6: Shoshana Ungerleider – The People Trying to Change How We Die Doctor Shoshana Ungerleider is the founder of the End Well Project, working to change how the medical profession treats the dying. We talk about her involvement in award winning Netflix documentaries and the End Well conference working to change the […]

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22| Rebecca Goldstein

Season 3, Episode 5: Rebecca Goldstein – Why Mattering Matters Rebecca Goldstein is an award-wining philosopher and novelist, an unexpected combination from an original thinker. We talk about her latest work on why mattering matters to us and how the search for a more meaningful life is essential to our mental health and well-being. We […]

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21| Jay Michaelson

Season 3, Episode 4: Jay Michaelson – Enlightenment by Trial and Error Jay Michaelson is a journalist, meditation teacher, and author of several books about the contemplative life. In this episode we talk about his latest book, “Enlightenment by Trial and Error” about the search for a meaningful life in a world that doesn’t always […]

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