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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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20| Agnes Callard

Season 3, Episode 3: Agnes Callard- On Anger Anger is one of the most common and difficult human emotions and here, we talk about its hidden risks and benefits. After all, we are all going to have anger in our lives and what we do with it will determine much of who we are. This […]

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19| Joseph Margulies

Season 3, Episode 2: Joseph Margulies – On The People We Torture The WeCroak Podcast is the place we talk about all the things we don’t talk about enough and this week that means discussing torture. Our guest Joseph Margulies is an attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center and has represented prisoners who have been […]

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18| Jennie Dear

Season 3, Episode 1: Jennie Dear – What Does It Feel Like To Die? Journalist and Writer Jennie Dear is the author of the new book, “What Does it Feel Like to Die?” We talk in this episode about that essential question we’ve all wondered about but most of us have always been too afraid […]

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17| Rachel Menzies

Season 2, Episode 8: Rachel Menzies – Death Anxiety and Mental Health What does death anxiety have to do with mental health? According to some new studies by Rachel Menzies of The University of Sydney, death anxiety may be the “worm at the core” of several mental health conditions. We talk about the science as […]

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