April 25, 2014

Death and Taxes

It is a peculiar feeling to know with certainty that something big is about to happen to you. This week, we watch people go right up to the edge of inevitable change.

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


When you're a preteen, you walk around every day with the knowledge that your body is about to change. You don’t know exactly when or how. All you know is that it will happen and you will come out the other side a different person. We hear from kids who are reluctantly facing puberty any minute now. (4 minutes)

Act One


Producer Nancy Updike takes some personal questions about death and dying to a place where they're happening all the time. (36 minutes)