New Orleans has a unique relationship to death: we have a ridiculously high murder rate, we party at funerals, and we end up above ground. Death: the podcast tells the stories of personal experiences of death - fear of it, laughing at it, life-changing brushes with it, dealing with lost loved ones, and our own inevitable and unknown heart-stopping moment. Through confronting death we learn what it is to be alive.
After a life-threatening accident claimed three of his limbs, hospice and palliative care specialist Dr. BJ Miller decided it was time to get busy living. He set a course for deeper connection, both with himself and his fellow humans.
From our wallets, to our health, to our loved ones, we all will experience loss. When we tune into our heart and to our senses, we are more likely to benefit from the wisdom that surrounds us.
What do humans do to exacerbate suffering? How can we make it better? In the farewell episode of Death: the podcast, Arian and Dr. Miller discuss the universal nature of grief and how, if we let it, suffering can enhance our appreciation for what still exists.
Check out more of Dr. BJ Miller
BJ Miller: What Really Matters at the End of Life/www.ted.com
One Man's Quest to Change the Way We Die/www.nytimes.com