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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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6| Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier’s new book Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now is opening the world’s eyes to the real world consequences of social media’s business model based on maximum addiction and distraction. And it goes way beyond wasting the precious hours of your life. Lanier makes an almost unassailable case that these […]

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5| Frank Ostaseski

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. In this episode we talk about his new book The Five Invitations: Discovering what Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully based on his years of caring for dying people and the unexpected […]

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4| Adam Cayton-Holland

Adam Cayton-Holland was named a top 25 comic to watch by Esquire and creates, writes and stars in the hit show “Those Who Can’t.” He also just came out with his first book, “Tragedy + Time: A Tragic Comic Memoir” about his sister’s life and suicide. Our conversation is about his family and how he […]

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3| Alan Lightman

Alan Lightman is a theoretical physicist, author of six novels, meditator and professor who has served at both Harvard and MIT. His latest memoir Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine is as much about finding beauty in the natural world as understanding the science behind how it changes all the time. On the […]

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2| Sallie Tisdale

Sallie Tisdale is the author of nine books and today we are talking about her most recent Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them). Tisdales writing has also appeared in Harper’s, Antioch Review, Conjunctions, Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, and Tricycle, among other journals. As a palliative care nurse, meditator and writer, this […]

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