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16| The WeCroak Guys

Season 2, Episode 7: The WeCroak Guys  WeCroak Co-Founder Ian Thomas joins your host Hansa Bergwall to discuss all the death news that’s fit to croak about. We talk Kara Swisher, problems in tech, changes coming to the app, Hansa’s overwhelm finishing a book, and some interesting obits.  Support WeCroak on Patreon Download our app, as […]

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15| Jules Evans

Season 2, Episode 6: Jules Evans – The Art of Losing Control After a spontaneous Near Death Experience, Jules Evans finds philosophy and puts his life back together in his hit book “Philosophy for Life.” But the ecstasy he experienced in his NDE always haunted him and in his second book “The Art of Losing […]

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14| Elizabeth Minnich

Season 2, Episode 5: Elizabeth Minnich – The Evil Of Banality Elizabeth Minnich has spent the last few decades studying how genocides happen and her findings may surprise you. It turns out to pull off the biggest evils, you need a very particular kind of person, a thoughtless kind that is dependable and does his […]

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13| Katy Butler

Season 2, Episode 4: Katy Butler – The Art of Dying Well Our society doesn’t talk enough about death enough and as a result, few are prepared for a thing we should all know to expect for ourselves and everyone we care about. Katy Butler is a refreshingly honest voice with practical information on navigating […]

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12| Todd May

Season 2, Episode 3: Todd May – A Fragile Life Todd May is a philosopher at Clemson University who consulted on the hit show The Good Place. We talk about death in philosophy and in living today. We also talk about all the practical philosophies like Stoicism, Buddhism and Taoism that promise to make us […]

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11| Ann Neumann

Season 2, Episode 2: Ann Neumann – The Good Death Ann Neumann takes us on an exploration of dying in America in this episode of The WeCroak Podcast. We talk about how death in America today is a system fraught with contradictions and failures that don’t serve the dying. We also talk about some of […]

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10| Hugh Ryan

Season 2, Episode 1: Hugh Ryan – When Brooklyn Was Queer Hugh Ryan is a writer and historian who works on issues of queers politics and culture. In his book we talk about a queer subculture that thrived along the waterfront in Brooklyn for over a hundred years, had its own lingo and values and […]

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9| Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky writes the advice column Ask Polly for New York magazine’s The Cut. Her writing is about looking closely at the culture we are living in and taking apart the delusions we are so close to we don’t see them. It’s why she makes a great advice columnist and why her new book of […]

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8| Hansa & Ian Regroup on Death, Technology and Podcasting

We’ve spoken with meditation teachers, palliative care nurses who work with the dying, physicists and technologists. But have we learned anything about death? In this episode we discuss the WeCroak Podcast thus far and talk about the questions we want to explore next. We think we are on to something here. Tune in for a […]

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7| Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is as influential a meditation teacher as you are likely to find. She is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and has written nine books on mindfulness and meditation including The New York Times best-seller Real Happiness. In this book, we discuss her newest book, Real Love and how death fits in […]

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